I someimes feel guilty when i feel down as i am so much fortunste than many not havin g to have chemo and i seem ok on tamoxifen , and ive never once felt ill, But one of the people at BIg C our local group, said youve had it too, remember that,yiou cant be upbeat all time cause your problems not as bad as other peoples. True. i suppose. My oldest friend who was diagonsed with ovarian same week as i was breast says at least she has her husband and family; I dont, she feels for me bless her. Im single, no kids living alone. Most friends seem to think i should be back to normal and "am better" or that because ive had cancer it i should have turned into a Mother Theresa type figure, wanting to do voluntary work and do good to all.lol Actually all its made me realise is how much i loathe retirement and even in 60s want a job again.for extra money to supplement my pensions so i can go on trips etc snd make most of my life .My friend with ovarian is going on a european river cruise in June, she didnt have to have chemo either. She said you should have a holiday,had to say well no i cant afford it. But also id like a job for the camardarie of work, hearing so many on here saying how they long to get back to it.makes me wish i could to. But getting a job in 60s seems impossible, im very young for my age, i dont feel like being retired never wanted it, my company didnt want the over 60s and i do worry if i get too down about it and stressed, i will risk cancer coming back.june
Sounds interesting must get it, I know age is one of reasons we spose to get cancer but i know many in 60s like me a lot less fit than i was, who havent got it, whereas i, a slim,non smoker, who never even ate a macdonalds, ate healhily in fact, very,walked a lot and always felt 20 years younger got it. Ok i did take HRT a long time and the oncologist said probably why, but you would have thought my other good points would have stopped it happening. Ok i only had to have a lumpdectomy,lymth nodes clear, no chemo, awaiting rads, and i feel fine,so maybe being in good shape helps you recover quicker. I commuuted for years to work, that was stressful,then when i wanted to stay on at work , after 60 my company didnt want us older ones so i couldnt, i had just planned to move nearer work,so i still did, asd my dad died so coukd and on my own,i did get very down,friends all in couples etc. so i guess i did suffer from stress quite a lot, so will hopefully try and avoid that in future, but sometimes especially when living on own, not easy. Maybe you just have to get on with it and hope and stop worrying about it coming back, what else can you do.?
Thanks for that Miss Piggy
I am doing everything i can for a healthy future but haven't heard of this book...
Just going on Amazon as we speak. Take Care Gilly x