New to this a bit down and feel alone
Hi ,my name is jala I'm just curious on what we're your signs that you had colon/rectum cancer?how old were you? I'm only 25 and this is all overwhelming for me I feel like a burden on those around me I'm nervous, I'm scared ,I'm shock,I'm depressed, I'm unsure ,I'm not okay .
Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Support Group.
Welcome @jalamc. I get that you feeling down and alone, nervous and scared, shocked and a whole alphabet soup of emotions. This is a big shock and it feels like life interrupted.
I also added your posted to the Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer group here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/adolescent-young-adult-aya-cancer/
I did this so you can also connect with people in your age group. Cancer sucks and there are others that get it like @coffeesd @amandafl @micamica69 and others.
I also encourage you to join others in the monthly Zoom group coming up October 6. See more info here:
– YA, Me Too: Young Adult Cancer Support Group Meeting https://connect.mayoclinic.org/event/ya-me-too-young-adult-support-group-meeting-117/
Jalamc, where are at in your journey? Just diagnosed? In treatment?
Somebody please help me out!! I was having pain from 3days underneath my ears..today when i checked out there was a mole..And when i searched Internet i frightened..Should i be worried? Or is it just a normal mole?!
Hi @shamakashyapp, searching the Internet for answers to a medical problem can be scary. If you have pain and visible mole, you should have it checked out by your doctor. It may simply be a normal mole, but you'll want to make sure. Is this the first time that you've noticed the mole?
There are many people out there going through cancer, young and old. Continue to reach out just like this. There is HOPE for you and YOU can get through this. It is tough, but when you are overwhelmed, trust your friends and family to help you and places like this to reach out. Journaling about things is helpful. May God bless you!
Hi jala! I started experiencing constipation and abdominal pain that got progressively worse when I was 23. It really is overwhelming, I feel like I’m still reeling from the diagnosis. What helped me with feeling like a burden was thinking about how if it were my loved ones, I would dedicate myself to contributing to their healing without feeling like they are a burden, and trying to take that leap of faith in trusting that they feel the same about me. Wishing you the best!
Welcome, @xdd. I'm tagging @jalamc to make sure they see your encouraging and helpful post.
xdd, were you diagnosed with colorectal cancer? What treatments did you have or are you having?
I was diagnosed with colon cancer. I’m currently doing chemo every 2 weeks.