My 22 year old girlfriend's cancer journey
My girlfriend was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer on her 22nd birthday this year. I am 21 and she will be 23 next April. Her treatment went well and as of now she should be entering remission. I don't know if this thread should be in a cancer section or a depression section. But I don't really know what to do.
Before she got diagnosed and even after she got diagnosed we were really close. We decided we would take this journey together, as she told me if I wanted to leave I could. But I told her I was here for the long run. Our two year anniversary is in February. The last 4 months or so have been a personal hell. She's been done with treatment for about two months now. And she's having a post cancer effect that is killing our relationship. From what I read it is called "emotional numbness." It basically disables all her emotions, physical attraction and overall conversation. She claims I need to just give it time but every day gets worse. It's throwing me into a terrible depression and I don't know what to do or say anymore. Everything makes me mad and she just doesn't care about anything.
I need some insight. From anyone. Has anyone gone through this at all? I can't talk to any of my friends or family about this because no one understands.