Support becoming an overwhelming burden?


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.

On Wednesday, February 21, 2007, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Partners, Loved Ones, Caregivers: Taking Care of  You. Author Marc Silver and moderator Rosalind Kleban, L.C.S.W. answered your questions about how you can take care of your loved one and yourself during and after breast cancer treatment.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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