Support Groups and More
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
I attended a support group meeting that was informational. We talked about FEAR of Recurrance. One member suggested FEAR was False Evidence Accepted as Real. We read something in the newspaper. We believe it will happen to us. The talk and participation was helpful. I heard others echo what I was feeling. I'm exercising, eating properly, tending to me, YET I got cancer.
The triple negative people were more inclined to show emotion. For some reason, I am not worrying as much about recurrance. If it happens, I will deal with it then. I am trying not to be a worrier.
My husband had a bad night so I had little sleep. I took care of him. I slept later and even took a nap. I got a facial at the Image Center of the hospital. I got helpful hints to avoid radiation burns and other items.
I have six navy blue dots on my chest that are permanent. I'm considering what I will do afterward with them. I'm trying to be positive.
I do have trouble accepting help. I'm working on that.
I am so grateful for my SparkFriends! You are wonderful with your comments and support. I enjoy the Breast Cancer Survivors Team and the Challenged by Arthritis Group. Good, caring people who help so much.
My support group gave me a comfort bag on the day I was diagnosed with breast cancer (12/23/13). They made my day brighter as I tested out my pillows, nightgown, hat, and more. They gave me a journal and a book. Now I am accepted during treatment. I will attend a monthly meeting. We have socials, attend hockey games that raise money for Breast Cancer and our group, have a summer picnic, and attend information sessions. We are about support and raising our spirits. I will attend a first years' session in May.
I am so blessed.