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    I'm new here!

    Hi, my name is Pheonix8. I’m new to The Mighty and look forward to sharing my story.

    I am a 60 year old woman. I am in a domestic relationship. I have 2 grown children, 2 grandchildren and 3 fur grand children.

    I have always been a perfectionists...so change I very difficult for me.

    Now my higher power (God), has a different road he wants me to travel.

    In 1998, I was diagnosed with multiple Sclerosis.

    In 2001, I finally left a 15 year abusive marriage.

    In 2011, I survived throat cancer.

    In 2013 was terminated from a 22 year medical manufacturing career, because I extinguished 22 weeks of STD.

    In 2017 I left my children to "help" my 80 year old mother and her 2nd husband to be thrown out of their house in the dead of winter 1 week before Thanksgiving. We left everything because everything they had we were supposed to inherit. So at 55 years of age, we are starting over.

    In March of 2020 I survived a widow makers heart attack.

    In June, 2020 I had a double bypass with complications.

    In December 2020 was hospitalized with arrhythmia.

    In January 2022, I tested positive for COVID, can't imagine what it would have been like without the vaccinations.

    I know I have more to give I am still searching for what that might be.

    Then I met a wonderful lady who is very much into living in the NOW, and has found and embraces her inner child

    She keeps telling me it is I side me but I have no idea on how to even begin searching. She is truly amazing and I need what she has found.

    #MightyTogether

    #MultipleSclerosis

    #Anxiety

    #Depression

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    Not sure I believe in God any more #Depression #petsareGod

    <p>Not sure I believe in God any more <a class="tm-topic-link mighty-topic" title="Depression" href="/topic/depression/" data-id="5b23ce7600553f33fe991123" data-name="Depression" aria-label="hashtag Depression">#Depression</a>  <a class="tm-topic-link ugc-topic" title="petsareGod" href="/topic/petsaregod/" data-id="60f51eee8ef6eb0100fff021" data-name="petsareGod" aria-label="hashtag petsareGod">#petsareGod</a> </p>
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    Health anxiety

    I have suffered with health anxiety for as long as I can remember but it was at its worst about 5 years ago. Fast forward to now and it’s still there, I still struggle with it but I have learned to control the thoughts and it’s much more controllable now. My sister had a baby last year and ever since she has been suffering with her mental health. But recently it’s become more about her health. She’s convinced herself that she has cancer and keeps find lumps all over her body. Now me having health anxiety too makes this harder as a part of me even tries to tell myself that it’s real, but she’s been to the hospital 4 times now and all of them times has had tests and they have all come back clear. Everything she says to me about it is like listening to myself 5 years ago again and it’s so painful watching someone experience what you have experienced for the longest time and not being about to help. She’s concerned about a new illness everyday, it started with lymphoma, then throat cancer, now it’s pancreatic cancer. She’s not sleeping or eating so I know that this is making her anxiety worse because her body is displaying symptoms of serious illness but it’s just the fact that she’s dehydrated, tired and hungry. She won’t eat because it’s making her sick and she can’t sleep because she’s thinking about illness constantly. Now I know how she’s feeling but I have never been on the other side of this and it’s awful because no matter what we say to her she just doesn’t believe us. She will not admit that it’s her anxiety that’s making it worse. I even thought that showing her the things that she’s finding in her body are also on mine too would help but she’s just not believing it. To the point where she’s now getting angry at us all because we “don’t believe her” I’ve searched how to help someone with health anxiety and have seen that you aren’t supposed to talk about her “health concerns” because that’ll feed her anxiety and validate that what she’s feeling is real. But how can we help her is she won’t talk about anything else? The doctors in our country aren’t trained well enough in mental health and they all just keep turning her away. I have so much more I could add to this but I’ll try to cut it short, I am just wondering if anyone else has a family member currently dealing with this and if so, how did they get through to them that what they are feeling is their anxiety? Because she just won’t believe it! Which I know is easier said than done believe me. I remember getting angry at everyone for not believing me, I remember all the feelings as if it was yesterday and honestly I don’t know what someone could’ve said to me at that point that would help me, so that’s why I’m finding this so difficult because I just want to help but I don’t know how to from the other side.

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    LOCK-UP

    <p>LOCK-UP</p>
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    It's so hard to find a dating site to meet people with cancer or have had it 😣

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    Scared and need prayers

    I have stage 4 throat cancer and I go tomorrow for a laryngectomy. I'm scared. Like really scared. About the pain, about breathing different, about learning how to do several things differently. I have a lot of people praying but if anyone of you pray, can you pray for me too? There is strength in numbers. Thank you. I pray that God will abundantly bless anyone and everyone who says a prayer for me. God bless all of you.

    #Cancer #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #MajorDepressiveDisorder
    #PTSD #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #BipolarDisorder
    #BipolarDepression #Anxiety
    #MightyPoets

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    Hero rock-heroes of oncology

    <p>Hero rock-heroes of oncology</p>
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    Let's talk about symptoms

    <p>Let's talk about symptoms</p>
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