I thought I would introduce myself as I have lurked here but was too shocked at my diagnosis to post. Diagnosed 12th June, adenocarcinoma, LLETZ yesterday for more analysis.
There have been some things that have helped me through so I thought to start a thread to share.
Firstly that the days between diagnosis and being referred to/meeting the Gynea Cancer team were a sort of black hole, felt much better once I had a Dr who was on the case.
Telling friends helped, asking for help.
i had to get husband to tell family, that was hard.
Stopping work was best for me - self employed antenatal/yoga teacher.
Youtube guided meditations - I search 'healing meditation' and find that they get me off to sleep. I personally ike one by Louise Hay and all by Deepak Chopra.
The book Anticancer - very interesting and gave me the sense that I could do something (diet, lifestyle) to hold cancer at bay while I waited for medical progress.
Meeting others with cancer, in RL or online.
Keeping a diary or scrapbook.
If you can afford (or if is offered at your hospital) having some kind of talking therapy- for me herbalist and craniosacral therapist have helped me sort out my head.
Expecting ups and downs.
it is very weird as I feel normal, but emotionally exhausted. Anyway, love to you all and do share your ways of coping!