At first, body changes can seem overwhelming. The feelings around 'losing a part of yourself' after a physical change to your body can be similar to the feelings of losing a loved one. You may have feelings of anger, anxiety, sadness and depression.
Feelings and emotions can come and go quickly. At times you may feel fine, but then suddenly you can feel overwhelmed, tearful or frightened. It is perfectly natural to feel like this after a major change to your body and is part of adapting to the way you see yourself after treatment.
There is no set time or method for this process of adapting; everyone does it at their own pace and in their own way. For some people it may take weeks, for others months or even years.
However, for some people getting to grips with a physical change to their body can feel overwhelming. They may feel that they will never be able to come to terms with what has happened. If this is the case, it may be helpful to look at your feelings and to share them. Perhaps write them down or speak to family or friends that you can trust about how difficult you're finding it.