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.