Are you having bad days coping with lockdown and feeling like breaking out? Cancer patients often have bad days. They blame themselves for upsetting the people they love, worry they are a burden or envious of their friend’s good health. Just like in lockdown some days can bring feelings you’re not used to dealing with.
Cancer patients say sometimes they just need to give in to their feelings, maybe shed a few tears and crawl into bed for a while. It’s okay. Don’t pretend, or put on a “happy face,” if you don’t really feel that way.
To those in lockdown we feel your frustration and pain. If you are frustrated ask for help, phone a friend get support. Tell someone so they understand. By attempting to act cheerful you are not helping others to understand your mood changes.
Some patients jot their feelings and anxieties down. We include a journal in our Kit for Cancer case. Pop your thoughts in there and discuss your feelings with your medical team. It these feelings are constant they may advise with a counsellor or go to a support group.
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