Hi. My name is Tammy and I am 40. I have endometrial cancer, diagnosed 3/6/13.
I found this forum and thought that I could get, and give, some support from people who have some idea of what I am going through.
Looking forward to making some new friends.
It must still a big shock to you! I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in April and I don't think I have accepted it fully yet (getting there though, I hope).
Contact Cancer Council in your state. In QLD they work with some universities so I get 6 free phone sessions with a psychiatrist which I found very helpful. She taught me how to cope with my anxiety. Meditation (learning to) also helps me calm down.
Face/share your feelings (fear, anger, anxiety, sadness) is a good way to start. Just keep doing it. Write/talk to your friends, keep a journal. Observe your emotions and learn to not let them control you without suppressing them.
Hope this helps. Write to me anytime! Some days I'm off colour but I'll try to get back to you as soon as I can.
All the best. Sending you all the positive energy!
Come join our group for gyno cancers. Just look at the top of the first screen and it will show different groups. Find gyno cancers, we also have online chats once a month which is really good for everyone.
I survived cancer of the uterus 6 years ago.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.