Hi Anne. Sorry to hear of your MIL in hospital. Hope your family can sort out what is right for her.
One month on and still haven't got my head round my mum not being there. Although in reality she has been slipping away mentally throughout my treatment. When I was diagnosed last October she was there for me, on the phone a lot asking how i was and about treatment. Then in JAnuary she had a chest infection and her dementia started. She recovered physically but was not really there in her head. i called her often, but she would forget everything, she would ask what I had been up to and as soon as I mentioned hospital apps it was why? What's wrong? I was telling her afresh that I had cancer so many times. It was upsetting for her and for me, so I stopped telling her anything about my treatment. So hard to go thru chemo, MX, Rads without talking to her about it. and then her passing away last month during my rads
Got 2nd appt with counsellor tomorrow. Will see how that goes. Then Herceptin no. 12 in the afternoon. And then follow up appt with RAd team. So a busy day. Counselling was offered at the hospital, everybody gets offered it towards the end of their active treatment. I have also been to the fatigue clinic there. Was sent away with directions to keep an hourly diary of how tired I feel (scale of 1 to 10) Feel that was a waste of time so think I will cancel the next appt.
Great to hear that most Pumpkins are doing well and out there enjoying life.
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