Some little things that might help...
I used my diary entries from day of diagnosis to help build this website. From the moment I entered this journey at the MRI I thought how I need to write this down because it helps me deal with my feelings especially at that point there was nothing concrete to say to friends.
You won’t always have the words to tell someone how you feel or you don’t want to shock them with whats inside. So writing helps. Even if you use it at the beginning and never look back, it might just help you to know how you feel.
KEEP A JOURNAL
IT'S ABOUT YOU
Don’t be surprised if you find your tumour dominating your conversations and your thoughts It is a huge issue. You have to make yourself important. No one else is going through this like you, they can empathise but they don’t know what you truly feel. It’s surreal, it’s scary, it’s painful and it’s so unknown until you wake up after your surgery what this is going to leave you like.
That’s hard to stop thinking about. It’s ok. Be honest, say no if you need to. Do the things that will keep you occupied and happy and find some friends that will let you talk, cry, laugh and go to those dark places with you