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xalexx
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   Posted 4/22/2009 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry if I posted this in the wrong place...I'm not sure if it belongs in a 'cancer' section or one for depression..

At 14 I was diagnosed with cancer, a solid tumour in my pelvis and abdomen.I've had Chemo, surgery (Including a full hysterectomy, ovaries gone too...), radiation, stem cell transplant. I seem to be in full remission.

In addition my grandfather and uncle have passed from cancer since 05.
I am now 19.

Why am I still so sad all of the time?
I keep using my cancer as an exucse for everything and I just can't move past it. Since my diagnosis I've had problems with depression, now I'm on Fluxotine. I thought I was getting better but lately I am angry for no reason or get extremely angry at everything. My doctor is hesitant to try me on something else, because of my age. I don't know what to do. I seriously feel like I'm going crazy but I don't feel like the Dr is taking me seriously or even wants to help. All she has done was reduce the dose which has only made me return to crying all the time.
I've met so many wonderful people who are really trying to live their lives, but relapse and die. I feel so guilty that I'm not enjoying life. Sometimes I feel so bad it hurts, and I don't know how to make it stop.

My post is confusing, I'm sorry. I just keep adding stuff wherever when I think of it. I dont feel like I have friends, and I hate watching everyone else having fun. I do have a wonderful boyfriend who loves me to bits and I love him, but sometimes it doesnt feel like enough..

I dont really know what my question is...
How can I feel better? It just hurts so much...

xalexx
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   Posted 4/29/2009 1:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Can anyone please help?

gma
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   Posted 4/29/2009 5:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I think you need to look for some serious counseling help, not help from people who have no psychiatric training. Losing your ovaries can cause a seriour hormonal balance, also so you should be under medical care. Please go for help. Hugs MK


postal2
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   Posted 4/29/2009 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with MK. Please get some psychiatric help. Ask your doctor to reccommend one. Your body and mind have been through quite a lot and at such a young age. I would be very depressed too! As MK said you probably have a serious hormonal imbalance and that can really mess things up. Does your doctor have you on any hormonal suppliments? A pshyciatrist could help you with all of this. Please don't wait, get it set up now!
Let us know how you are doing, ok?
Take care,
Gail
  It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
 
Elisabeth Kubler Ross


xalexx
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   Posted 5/1/2009 10:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm on oestrogen for hormone replacement ( the pill, basically). My GP talked to a psychiatrist who said to increase my lovan dose and then perhaps add seroquil as well, but none of us thinks thats a good idea so I'll see another psychiatrist myself, but of course that will take ages. Meanwhile, I should soon have an appointment with a psychologist.

Just wondering, is it normal to have issues with depression after cancer? I feel like I should be enjoying myself since so many don't get the chance to..

gma
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   Posted 5/4/2009 5:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, it is very normal to have issues with depression after cancer and especially after all you have been through at your age. Please get help! Hugs MK


xalexx
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   Posted 5/4/2009 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm wondering how to get over this though? I mean, I can't keep letting it ruin my life forever...
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