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Re: after surgery
Posted by AnnetteF on February 25, 2017, 1:14 pm, in reply to "Re: after surgery"
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I had a bilateral mastectomy when I was in my 50s. My periods had ended by then. I felt emotionally numb for a while and so tired; then sad off and on in waves. It's a huge life altering situation, a shock to the system and the psyche. The good thing about being in your 30s is that your body will probably heal faster, and you will probably have more physical energy to draw on just by virtue of being younger. I say "probably" because even one is different & some older women are very energetic. I was just naturally more emotional in my 30s than in my 50s. When you feel well enough, a women's bc support group may be a good thing to try. Also, your best friend (only if she is kind and non-judgmental) is another helpful resource. My friend made many meals for me -- such a blessing. This site meant a lot to me also. I asked questions and received helpful answers. If you become really sad for a long period (and only you know how long is long), then I would seek professional one-on-one help if you can afford it. Take care of yourself and tell us how it's going for you as the weeks go by.
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