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Fri, Sep 27 10:18pm · Anxiety or Heart Issues? in Depression & Anxiety

@gingerw. Ive had my thyroid checked a couple of times. One time it was off and then next time was back to normal level. I asked my dr to have it checked again next month. So if its off again will ask for more testing. I go to drs often with cancer and copd. Plus i see a counselor once or so a month.

Fri, Sep 27 10:11pm · Anxiety or Heart Issues? in Depression & Anxiety

@lisa. I just dont know. Ive been thru a lot lately.
I dont know what an anxiety attack feels like. I know i get nervous about certain things but i dont avoid them. I would say ive been. Under stress for most of my life more so then anxiety. I just want to get things figured out.

Fri, Sep 27 4:54pm · Anxiety or Heart Issues? in Depression & Anxiety

First off i am 75 years old and live alone. My former husband passed away 2 years ago. I am dealing with lung cancer and copd since 2011 plus having a heart attack when i was 62. My parents are gone have one sister who i have never been close to even as kids. I started seeing a counselor when i was diagnosed with the cancer and she has been my rock. In december i started having episodes of getting the chills and then start shaking uncontrollably. . This summer started happening more often. Had a mri done and a short eeg done at mayo. Nothing showed up so then had a 72 hour eeg and everything was ok I still have the episodes tho not as often. So whats next. Anxiety was mentioned. .. i am on a low dosage of what i call a happy pill. But what do i do about these shaking spells
Do i see a psychiatrist is it anxiety. Where do i go from here. I need some ideas

Fri, Sep 27 3:32pm · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

Merry. I got the results today and everything was ok so what and where do i go from here. I did post a message in anxiety and depression.

Thu, Sep 26 11:16pm · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

Yes I did they didn’t give me anything definite. Still haven’t heard a thing. Merry

Mon, Sep 23 2:22pm · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

this is a question that doesn't pertain to lung cancer , just in case someone has an answer……. does anyone know how long it takes to get results back after a 72 hour eeg? Mine should be pretty easy to read, nothing in my brain anymore,,,,,,,,, lol?

Mon, Sep 23 2:15pm · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

I don't know if this works for others….. but before I would wake up at every little sound and then lay there wondering if someone was in the house or what the heck was going on so would end up losing hours of sleep. Since I have an echo I decided to put on some meditation music at nite when I go to bed and now I sleep thru, don't hear those noises, don't lay away thinking but sleep very soundly. It helps me to relax. Not saying its a cure but it helps me……..Best wishes to you Padovani

Sat, Sep 21 9:28am · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

Hi Auntie, I agree about the small talk. I don't want people to keep asking questions of which I have no answers, I don't want pity or sympathy. Maybe this is all wrong. I have a older sister who just drives me crazy and I get so upset with her, I just prefer to stay away. She is my older sister, my parents and brother are gone . All I want is some cheerful support when needed and then treat me like any other day if I didn't have cancer. Is this selfish of me. I don't think so. We are the ones who have to deal with it and if we need emotional support and a good friend we will reach out. I talk to a counselor quite often and she is super. I have accepted the cancer and will deal with it as it comes up………. I'm not going to live my life feelng sorry for myself. I've been thru lots of other things and survived and I will this as long as the Lord lets me…….I'm ok with that.
PS The people in here are the greatest because they all understand and that means so much.