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Coping with anxiety while waiting

Cancer: Managing Symptoms | Last Active: Nov 7, 2018 | Replies (39)

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I had a brain cat scan at Mayo yesterday and will be needing open brain surgery in a few weeks. I feel extremely anxious and scared. The anticipation of the “what if’s” that could happen is the scariest.

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@stellgma Hopefully all goes well with you & yours during these all around trying times. Have faith there is hope for you. I have a friend who has lymphoma cancer (brain lymphoma) for which surgery & chemo are not options. She has such a positive attitude it takes someone who knows her well to see right through her to her anxiety. In her words "The silver lining is knowing my family will miiss me but my death will not be in vain." To me she is beautiful inside & out.

Thank you for your encouragement!

@stellgma You're welcome. That is one of the reasons we are here.