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Hey...
Since over half a year I suffer from DP/DR, anxiety,panic... If this and my fear of developing schizophrenia wouldn't be enough, my mum told me yesterday that she has ovary cancer. I don't want anymore... I'm only 16 and I can't lose her! My DP/dR got stronger and I have constant fear and thoughts that she'll die. I only could cry... What should I do?
I know cancer is not DP/DR but does anyone know how much chanes there are of surviving it and getting healthy again?
I'm so scared!!!
 

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Hey,

Unfortunately there's no one on here who can answer that in good conscience because only your mums consultant has that knowledge.

But I fully sympathise. When I was 16 i was dpd and my father got Alzheimer's, then cancer, then my mum got breast cancer. My mum survived but my father didn't. I helped myself by intellectualising the conditions, finding out what i could about the prognosis but... well a big part was accepting that death is a part of life. Its a harsh lesson so young but we all must come to terms with it sooner or later.

I didnt do so well... my unhappiness at my fathers death sent me into a spiral of drink and drugs. All i can say is be strong, be who you were meant to be and cry as much as you need. Whatever happens it will actually be fine in the end
 

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Hey, it might be okay, hopefully she'll be around a long time yet. My mum had multiple sclerosis, so I feel you.

The important thing is to know that none of this is your fault, it's just that these things happen. You can only do your best and that's all you need do.
 

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Really sorry to hear that. It will be a terrible shock to yourself so don't be hard on yourself, you're bound to feel all over the place. I guess no one on here can give advice specifically about your Mum's illness. All I can say is take it one day at a time and be as loving to your Mum as possible, which I'm sure you will try to be. We're here for you on here if you want to talk.
 
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