when I was first dx with thyroid cancer, which was 3 months after my bowel resecction my cancer doc., said "you are depressed, you need to see someone for this" I laughed and said, no I am not depressed I am pi$$.
I was mad, and tierd, and not to I was mention sick.
But to make everyone happy, I went and talk to a doctor for 200.00 an hour, to tell me the same thing I was saying, he agreed with me, and only wantd to see me again if I had additional problems.
It takes time to get adjusted, to try and understand what is going on with our bodies....and when tramatic things happen to us pyhsically it is only NATURAL for things mentally to take a toll also.
I think that if I keep a positive attitude, even when I crap my pants in a store, I have to laugh about it, or find the positive in it....thank god I had a sweatshirt to wrap around me, or I had a blanket in the car to wrap up in.
Even now, with brest cancer and crohns....if I allow myself to become too stressed about the breast cancer then for sure my crohns is going to kick my butt (literally), so I can't become stressed about it...it is what it is...and worring about it is only going to make matters worse.
I do however have to take a anti anxiety SOMETHING at every once in awhile at night in order to sleep.
My mind seems to never want to shut off, I am constantly thinking, trying to fix everything...So if I take a little something to sleep so be it, if it helps do it..