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Dear Deb,

Welcome to our wonderful, supportive family.

I am glad you wrote and have a suggestion. Please contact the hospital where you were treated and see if they have a Supportive Care unit. They should be able to make a referral to a professional who can give you some psycho/social support to help you with what you are dealing with. Ideally, someone who is an expert in cancer and the anxiety it can cause.

Please seek some professional help. There is no 'easy' here, from my experience but a good therapist should help.

with warmest wishes for as good a Thanksgiving for you as possible.

warmly,

Steve
I am a BRCA1+ grandson, son and father of women affected by breast/oc-my daughter inherited mutation from me, and at 36, was dx 2004 TNBC I am a volunteer patient advocate with SAGE Patient Advocates
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Dear Deb, I had some emotional unravelling after chemo - panic attacks, depression, some obsessive/compulsive behavior very uncharacteristic of me. It was the fallout of my body and psyche being assaulted over a period of a year with chemo, multiple surgeries, and fears about dying. I found a great therapist who helped me through it. Steve's suggestion is right on the mark. Please do reach out as he suggests, and I think you will find a caring person who can help.
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Hi everyone, my name is Judi and I am a newbie here.  I was diagnosed last September with THBC. I started chemo right away. the first round of AC went well, never got sick just tired and no appetite.  By the second treatment my hair fell out by the handful, so I had my head shaved.  Didn't know that your hair kept you so warm, about froze till I found ski caps to wear, 
Then I was 1/2 through the 2nd type of chemo Taxal (?) when I got chemical inducted pneumonia, hospitalize for 2 weeks,  I was pretty much over the pneumonia when I had to go the ER for 18 hours as it came back. I am doing better, but still on oxygen most of the day. I need to rebuild my energy level.
I know all though I have had set backs, that I have had it far less than most, and for that I feel both grateful and sad for the others.
Hopefully I can have surgery soon to get this beast out of me forever.  My prayers and best wishes to all of you
Judi
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