I was diagnosed with mouth cancer a week ago. Since then I have had MRI and CT scans.
The consultant gave me my treatment plan today. Surgery to remove tumour. Flap created from arm. Disection of lymph nodes. It's pretty major and scary. I am having a feeding tube put in before the op. I have never been in hospital before so this is even more scary.
No date for op yet as had to join the waiting list.
I wish I had my partners positive spin on it because when we left the meeting his words were "well that all seemed very positive". I suppose easy to say when its not you going through it.
I'm trying to take it a step at a time, I seem to veer from sheer panic to moments of relative calm.I'm trying to avoid taking anti depressants if I can but I have some "just in case" diazepam.
Unfortunately I made the mistake of googling before my diagnosis and have frightened myself to death. Any tips on how to deal with this maelstrom?