Dealing with emotions
dealing with emotions
You will undoubtedly experience a range of emotions beginning with the diagnosis and continuing through your treatment. If you are having difficulty dealing with your emotions, take a few minutes to think about your biggest concern. Are you worried about your prognosis or are your fears related to the changes in your life? Think about what is causing you distress and discuss it with your doctor. Your doctor can help you find the support you need either through a patient support group, like the CML Society, or through professional help. Here are a few questions to think about:
- Are you coping well? Do you feel melancholy?
- Are you feeling anxious?
- Are you feeling depressed?
- Do you still enjoy looking forward to things from which you used to find enjoyment?
- How are your family and loved ones handling you and the news of the disease?
- Do you feel supported?