DCIS and no radiotherapy required (yay!) - but still feeling emotional post-surgery
Hi all you amazing women.
I had a diagnosis of Intermediate Grade 2 DCIS just before Christmas, and now, three weeks after breast-conserving surgery, I've had the most fabulous news that I don't need radiotherapy, and simply to follow up annually for the next 10 years. I am absolutely blessed.
I feel incredibly grateful and fortunate, as I simply need to focus on the rest of my recuperation from surgery, and then I'm done.
What I'm not really understanding is why I feel so emotional about it all. I couldn't have wished for a better result - and yet I still feel quite flat and blue, almost as though I'm being 'ungrateful' sometimes (because the results could have been quite different). I just don't get it.
My life is a little Topsy-Turvy at the moment - I had to come back interstate to stay with family for the surgery - as I've chosen to live a 'gypsy' lifestyle for the last 3 years, so have no fixed address (by choice), but my lovely sister-in-law has been an absolute godsend to me.
I had to cancel seasonal work I had planned in Queensland because of the timing of the surgery, so currently have no work lined up (however I'm sure I'll find something in the coming months).
And I'm currently choosing to house-sit here and there, simply to get a little space (as much as I love my family, I also need 'me-time').
I feel as though I'm being ungrateful, because, compared to even three weeks ago, my life is already better,
So maybe there's a few things going on outside of my wellness journey, but I realise - if that's the worst of my problems - then I should just get over myself.
I just don't know how to shake this flat feeling, whether it's normal for something like DCIS? (especially when compared to what so many other woman have gone / are going through), and whether it's something that will simply go with time?
If anyone else has experienced something similar, I'd love to hear from you
Thanks for listening.Take care. x
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