You are allowed to feel angry, frustrated, sad and mad for all you've had to endure. However, you need to know you do not look yucky! Would you describe the vets who have come back from fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, missing body parts and maimed (your word) be described as yucky? Their scars are recognized and honored by society, you scars are not visible so society does not know what you are going through. You too have your war scars that make you look different from others, but your war was against cancer and you won! You are allowed to vent here and we all understand that, but sometimes the venting needs to be dealt with by a professional. You sound depressed and I think you would benefit from speaking to a professional who deals with women who are fighting breast cancer. Speak to your doctors about finding such a professional. I also think you would benefit from joining a support group - call your hospital or breast center to see if they have one - if not maybe you can start one! You know that self worth is not measured by dress size or the number of breasts you have. You are an important, worthwhile person and YOU need to believe that Please take some proactive measures to help youself. In the meantime come back here and talk to us whenever you need too. Good luck and let us know how you are - we all feel your pain. JudyView Thread
I found this exciting and wanted to pass this information on to the members of this forum so we can know that there is ongoing research to find a preventive for breast cancer rather than us getting breast cancer and having to undergo treatment and hope for a cure!