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Feb 12, 2020 10:18PM
Feb 12, 2020 10:22PM
So sorry to learn you are dealing with metastatic breast cancer at such a young age. It really sucks.
There are a lot of positive stories about women living with this disease for a long time. It takes awhile to adjust to the new normal of your life. You start looking at things in a different light, and that's not all bad. Many of us call it living with mbc, not dying from it,
If you need to get on antidepressants or antianxiety meds, speak to your doctor. I take antianxiety meds and find it helps take the edge off my fears without changing my personality. It helps me function better on a daily basis.
Try not to project yourself too far into the future. Try to live just one day, the whole fullness of it, not just the length of it. Experience everything you have in one day, then wake up tomorrow and do it again. Keep repeating. You can and will have some of your best moments in life even now, despite mbc.
Tho I have a different bc than you, I've been living with it 9+ years, since my early 50s. My son graduated hs when I was diagnosed, I got to see him graduate college four years later. and that was 5 years ago!
You have every right to believe you'll be around to celebrate you son's 20th birthday in 2035! Pick up some good books on the subject of besting the odds, like Radical Remission and Mind Over Medicine, Limit or eliminate exposure to scary statistics and naysayers. Watch uplifting shows, documentaries and even try having a good time watching some great comedy standup routines. We all need mental health breaks from the seriousness of this disease.
Best wishes to you.Hang in there!
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