peebygeeby Posted March 22, 2008 Share Posted March 22, 2008 Hello everybody, and a happy holiday to you and your families. My significant other, Hank, has been recently diagnosed. This new situation is slowly but surely seeping into our minds. Hank has had his first round of chemo, just three days ago, and has experienced little side effects, only a little bit more tired than usual yesterday, today he feels quite his normal self. So far, I believe that the biggest issue for us has been emotional. We have all, every one of us been going through our lives knowing that one day we will die. We never know from what or when, but we know that sooner or later it will come, and we don't worry about it, we just keep go about or normal daily activities and keep on with our lives. Now, a new situation appears in our lives that tells us that our days are numbered. I guess my question is this: When, if ever, after this diagnosis does one settle into a stable mindset, like the one that existed prior to this diagnosis. Will we ever again be able to put this diagnosis on the mental backburner, and just get on with our lives in a relatively normal manner ever again? I have found over the past couple of weeks that I have come through sort of a mental transformation. At first, I was totally panicked, and afraid. I was consumed with fear and sadness over this situation constantly every day. I am still fearful and sad, but to a lesser extent than I originally was. Will this diagnosis continue to become easier to deal with emotionally as time goes on? I hope it will, and I look forward to your replies. All the best, stay strong, Gail Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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