I still sometimes get angry how my whole life changed once I was diagnosed, and how I can never get that other life back. I think most people hopefully don't still feel this way after so many years, but I suffered from depression before the diagnosis. I now have been diagnosed with osteoporosis & feel anger how so many Drs. never mentioned this terrible disease to warn me after having breast cancer treatments that I'm at a greater risk of getting it. I should have been advised to get a bone density test then instead of having to wait until I broke my wrist last year before finding out. Several Drs. even then still didn't advise me to get the scan; a physical therapist advised me to get it. I also at one time had an over active thyroid, and I see that's on the list as a risk of getting it too. I feel scared and defeated when I read what can happen with women with osteoporosis. I've told several people I have this and they said everyone gets that when they get older. That's not true!! So I'm left only sharing feelings about breast cancer & the osteo on the net. I can't handle well how people are so nonchalant about these things. I know they wouldn't be if it happened to them though.
Sorry for my long, rambling post, but I just wanted to let you know I have never been the same. Don't get me wrong, I am totally grateful I've now gone almost 15 yrs., but until I hear they have found a way for cancer to never spread I still live in fear. It saddens me how the treatments for cancer can be sooo brutal. I pray daily for a cure. It's sad so many women nowadays still get this disease & more hasn't been able to be done. I'm still angry I'm left lopsided from my breast surgery; I have to see this daily in the mirror.