Oct 22, 2021 09:31AM Olma61 wrote:
Bobina123, so sorry you are feeling this way. I have two comments I hope will be helpful.
First, outcomes for people with your profile with the HER2+ subtype are very good! I’ve seen some researchers say that the overwhelming majority of early stage HER2+ patients who undergo the recommended treatment DO NOT have recurrence. So it would make perfect sense to look forward to just healing and moving on and to not look back and worry about things you cannot change - like postponed mammogram appts.
Second - can you talk to your oncologist about emotional support services that might be available to you? There is no shame in having anxiety, acknowledging it and seeking some relief from it. Whether that’s therapy, support groups, medication or what have you- find out what support is available and make good use of it!
Good luck and get busy living! Doing things you enjoy also might help push away those unwanted thoughts. Be kind to yourself