Relearning "Me" with a totally different diagnosis
I got a new diagnosis this week: cancer. It is cancer that has a very high survival rate. Due to the nature of my test, it is likely to be very early and, therefore, even more survivable. Nonetheless, I am sick and weak.
Rationally, I am processing my diagnosis just fine. I know the next steps. I am aware of the odds. I am moving on to the next step.
Emotionally, I am stunned and stalled. I know the words, but I am having trouble with people's responses of pity or sympathy. I don't feel like someone fighting for my life. I feel a little under the weather and like I am making more of this than there is. #Cancer #ADHD #Depression #Anxiety #PTSD #Recovery