- Question from SHEELA: I am a 2-year survivor of breast cancer. I am cared for too much by my partner and loved ones. Being reminded every day to take Arimidex at a fixed time makes me depressed. I can not think I am healthy and happy due to this. What should I do?
- Answers - Rosalind Kleban, L.C.S.W. If the care and support you're getting from your family has become burdensome and depressing, you need to be honest with your family. If they want to help you, and you believe they do, they have to stop treating you differently than they did before. They are not continually to remind you of the experience that is 2 years old. The pill that you take daily should be viewed as a vitamin that's going to help you continue to be the healthy person that you are.
The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Partners, Loved Ones, Caregivers: Taking Care of You featured Author Marc Silver and moderator Rosalind Kleban, L.C.S.W. answering your questions about how you can take care of your loved one and yourself during and after breast cancer treatment.
Editor's Note: This conference took place in February 2007.
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