I have had a few inquiries from friends regarding others who have just received a diagnosis.
I am happy to help you in any way I can. First, try to read some of the stories to get an idea of where we are going.
Please scroll all the way down, and keep clicking on "Older Posts." The first post is January 1, 2010, and is called "Don't be Scared into Chemotherapy." On that date, I was only 2 months out from receiving a diagnosis, and on that date, I stopped reeling from the fear, panic, dread, despair, and anxiety, and took control of my life. What you are feeling today, I also felt. It is a scary place to be, but feel that I am holding your hand to guide you through this storm. It makes more sense to start reading the stories in chronological order. You will be able to follow the progress I made by making discoveries about treatment options (what works and what doesn't work)and discoveries about life options (what we can do to save our own lives). Hopefully, you may find that some of my discoveries will help you through your process. My focus is on healthy living, and on natural alternatives to toxic treatments. In some situations, some type of treatment may be the correct choice; however, it is very important that you ask questions and know exactly what your options are. Find a medical professional who you are comfortable with. If your gut is telling you something is wrong with what you are hearing, it probably IS wrong for you. Don't be afraid to get a 2nd, 3rd, 4th opinion. Do not just go along with recommendations without question. Listen to your gut, listen to your heart, think this through. You are your own best resource. You are your own best healer. Do your research, read a lot. Do not panic. You have time. Take a deep breath and you will get through this.
If you would like to contact me, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, our mutual friends have my phone number and I will be happy to talk to you on the phone, or meet for a cup of green tea.
BE WELL! You can do this.