Sep 5, 2015 12:10PM Artista928 wrote:
Awwwe. You aren't alone. You have all of us here. Only 3 people in my life know about my bc: my bro and 2 bffs. I chose not to tell my family who would drive me insane and I don't have any friends other than the one 5 miles from me and the other in Seattle. My bro is in LA and stays in touch with me 1 x a week. So while I'm not technically alone, I have been since 6 days out from my sx when my bro had to go back. My bff near here has a sis with pancreatic cancer so she's pretty MIA unless I need her to take out my garbage and such. Otherwise, I'm it.
Don't think of it as being alone. Is there a support group you can join? It doesn't have to be one for bc. I am a member of a couple of sports forums and even though I've never met these guys in real life, I've been messaging or taking on the phone with them for 10 years now. You don't have to meet in person in order to have friends. They've supported me much more than my nutty family ever could.
Also with chemo, even if you have a private room, they'll be others in there too receiving treatment that maybe you can connect with.
Another way to think of it is as being a role model. I have a blog going and my friends from the sports forums follow it. I get complemented a lot on how I'm basically on my own and so I see myself to those who read it as you too can do it. Great self esteem lifter when you get such feedback of giving hope to those who think they can't do it.
Take care and you aren't alone. Hundreds of people here will beg to differ!