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emotional post Whipple... YES! was posted 03/31/2005 07:38 pm by bethp
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I was an emotional basketcase for at least a month after the Whipple and probably longer but I sort of blocked alot of it out now (2 years post Whipple). I stayed with my mom for 2 weeks after the hospital and I just cried and cried. THe poor woman was besides herself with worry. I couldnt focus on anything, TV, magazines nothing. I had everything to celebrate, a good prognosis, two beautiful little boys at home etc. but I dreaded everything... I was still scared and sure that there was still something terribly wrong... what was wrong depended on my imagination at the moment from the cancer not being gone, to the sutures leaking, to never being able to eat again..

I called the doctor's staff multiple times and they attempted to talk me down. I did not do antidepressants as I had previously had a bad reaction to Paxil and was afraid to try one.

Hang in there!!!! Get help if you need it but know that your feelings are not abnormal by any means.

Two years later, I still find myself emotional but I am back in control.

Regards,

Beth

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