From Karen Whitehead, MS, LCSW, CCH and TurningPoint’s support group facilitator:
People often ask if their feelings are normal. There seems to be some general assumption that there is a prescribed reaction that you “should” have when faced with the life-altering diagnosis of cancer. Given the range of human emotions and personal experiences, any number of thoughts and feelings can and do bubble up – some just under the surface and some like a geyser, and others becoming a fluid wave between the two. There are some common themes with people who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer or other cancers… Read more.