Our expert says:
Surely further, broader, counselling is the way to go ? Also, you need to be properly checked out to be sure you're physically fit and mentally, too, as Depression often sneaks up on even the strongest among us ; it's common and usually responds well to treatment. It's also brilliantly effective at amplifying any symptom we might have, for whatever reason, and it encourages us to think negatively and gloomily about whatever any symptoms might represent. And it messes up our sleep, appetite and other aspects of bodily regulation.
Separate from, but often over-lapping depression is grief, and it would be very understandable after the unexpected loss of your dad. It takes time to complete the needed grief work, but counselling can help a lot.
Just a thought, possibly relevant, or not : the symptom you describe, this "glittering" sensation in your chest : does it in any way resemble anything your dad experienced ? Or perhaps something you may have come across in any of the oncology patients you have encountered ?
Sometimes medication may help, but I'd see counselling as the best first step here
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