I am a survivor of childhood leukemia (ALL). I am now in my 30's and I suffer from chronic depression/PTSD. I have had great difficulty coping with the long term effects of cancer...and how this is affecting my current life and will affect my future. It is exhausting. Most days I wonder why it is worth fighting this battle everyday. I have been to a therapist (both social worker and psychologist). However, nothing seems to have a lasting result on my daily mood. Are there any survivors or parents of survivors who have had successful treatment for depression and/or PTSD? I have read most of the research, but that doesn't help solve the problem. Thanks you!
Perhaps you can find some info on the CHOP page:
Hi Liz, I, too, am a survivor of ALL and I am in my 30's. I was treated at CHOP and I am from the Philly area. Your story is familiar to me. If you accept my friend request on here I will then be able to send you a message. Perhaps we can exchange thoughts and experiences. You are not alone!
I would try detoxing my body. It won't hurt you and could help. Go to my website http://www.Labratnews.com