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07-11-2017, 05:01 PM
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A very bleak mood...

...is what I have been suffering from and, subsequently, haven't been posting much lately.

I don't know whether the time of year has anything to do with it but I can't seem to get past it. My cancer is in remission and I should be happy and grateful but everything feels grim and joyless right now.

I don't want to bring anyone else down with my ramblings but thought I would post as I'm sure there are others who have been where I am before.
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07-11-2017, 05:07 PM
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.. ramble away, forum friends are fantastic for that.

I'm thinking it's rather good to come out of your shell, when you're at a low ebb that in itself is a good sign .. fancying some company.
Mind you .. us lot here are questionable good company.
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07-11-2017, 05:09 PM
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Hi

It is good to share these things and plenty will listen.
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07-11-2017, 05:15 PM
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Re: A very bleak mood...

Constantly waking up at 3am isn't helping. I try and have a nap in the afternoon but am not always successful.
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07-11-2017, 05:16 PM
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Re: A very bleak mood...

I felt down when I was so ill with my Chemo, but being in remission cheered me up.
You will never feel better by just sitting there on your own, so set yourself some targets like.....

1) Start at least 1 new thread a week
2) Leave the house every day, even if it is only going for a pint of milk, and say " good morning /afternoon" to somebody.
3) Find something that makes you laugh every day! It could be TV, radio, a magazine, an animal or any other thing you enjoy ......and to prove that you do, you could tell us what it was in this thread.


Come on Ffosse, if you want to make friends this is a good place to start.
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07-11-2017, 05:17 PM
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Sorry to hear you are feeling low Ffosse - and you are not on your own. A lot of people feel sad and reflective at this time of year. The best thing I can say is hold on and it will pass. In the meantime, look after yourself and have a little treat - anything you fancy. Visit people, ring them up and, of course, keep an interest in this forum and it's people. There are some really lovely folks on this forum. Take care and if you feel you are getting too low - go to the doctor for help. Citalopram is marvellous stuff.
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07-11-2017, 05:23 PM
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I'm seeing my G.P. on the 20th but tomorrow am going to try and get a same day appointment by phoning them at 8am.

Thanks for the suggestions - I don't have a great network of friends or family on whom I can rely presently.
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07-11-2017, 05:42 PM
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Re: A very bleak mood...

Originally Posted by Ffosse View Post
Constantly waking up at 3am isn't helping. I try and have a nap in the afternoon but am not always successful.

You're not alone matey, you're not alone - I do too.
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07-11-2017, 06:05 PM
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Ffosse it is wonderful that your cancer is in remission but after the initial joy of receiving the news, I guess itís easy to become anxious again. I think as has been said, getting out and meeting people is the best tonic, perhaps join a club of people with similar interests to yourself.

Iím undergoing chemo at the moment, I guess Iím fortunate to have a hubby to look after me and keep my spirits up. I try to get out each day, some days I have a little nap because Iím soooo tired but at the moment I am sleeping well at night.

Keep talking to us on here, there are some lovely people and lots of great advice.
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07-11-2017, 06:41 PM
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Thanks, everyone. I do feel I'll get through this, it's just harder with advancing years.
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