thank you chick
ive had an infection .. Been in hospital for antibiotics in IV.. Out now with sore arm from the cannula. Lol yes we girls are strong!., I've missed my chemo this week and not aloud any now till the 24th.. So I'm making use of the time ... Stay strong xxx
I think most people when they hear cancer go into shock. Then as things slowly sink in your mind is all over the place and that makes you extremely tired. Crying is a good release and don't try and hold it in. I went through stages sad, angry, why me, and around and around again. I hid my feelings from my children and friends...that was a big mistake. If you ever need to talk I am here for you!
Anapanda and Sandra - I really understand how you are both feeling.This might help you keep going.
I finished chemo in April ( first had it in 2009) and had my mastectomy 3 weeks ago today. As the recurrence manifested as .inflammatory and visible on the outside it was gratifying to see that after only 2 sessions of chemo the external signs had disappeared. Then the results of the biopsy of the breast last week showed only a 2mm speck of tumour left after the chemo.. So all of the discomfort etc has been so worth it .
As fiestyflora says you do forget the bad bits.
Good luck to you both. Marli x
I am having my first chemo session next Thursday 30th July. I hope as the days go by you will feel a bit better. I would be happy to share my journey with you once i start. I too have friends and family around me but I dont think it is the same as having people around you that know how it feels.
Having read a lot about chemo on this forum and the side effects, it does seem to vary with each person what symptoms they have and how bad they are. However, everyone says that it does get better and how you feel one day may not be how you will feel a couple of days later.
I guess we just need to have a good cry when we need to, share our feelings on this forum and then pick ourselves up and look forward to the end of our treatment and being well again.
I will probably be writing on forum myself next week when I will need the same encouragement from all you lovely ladies.
Sending you best wishes and a big hug.
Truly sorry that you are having a rough time of it . I'm not single but even I felt really alone and had many a good cry. When you are in the thick of it all and you feel vile, time seems to go so very slowly, you think the treatment will never come to an end and you just can't see any light at the end of the tunnel - but it is there, I promise. Remember that chemo is destroying all the 'nasty stuff' for you.You will get through this. I am glad that you have lots of good friends helping you out. Chemo is a bit like childbirth - it is tough but the memory of the discomfort does fade in time. I am a year on from start of treatment and I can tell you truthfully that I feel wonderful now. I am sure that you will feel wonderful too eventually. Have faith honeybun