My First Blog
It's been 8 weeks since life was turned upside down with the diagnosis of DCIS which was to lead eventually to mastectomy.
In that time I've told family & friends, taken leave from work, had 2 surgeries, joined a support group, had countless appointments with osteopaths, naturopaths, physiotherapists etc, learnt new exercises, received flowers, cards, phonecalls & text messages, had visitors, some for 1/2 hour, some for the day, some who stayed.
And now, for the first time, I have a whole day to myself & I feel really exhilarated AND flat at the same time - is this normal? This was not supposed to happen to me & I'm struggling with the feelings that accompany such a life-changing happening - how do I put myself first over my family; how do I go back to work, knowing my colleagues are aware of what's been happening; how do I take care of myself enough to make sure this won't happen again?
If there is anyone out there who has been able to get a handle on all these things & can offer some advice, please reply - I'd love some input.