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I feel like i've been dealing with this forever. I was someone that rarely got sick and never went to the dr. Now I struggle with weekly dr visits with blood work each time. Only 5 more doses of taxol left then I'm done. Definitely will have a party after. I try to stay upbeat. I hate how cancer has changed me not only in how I look, but also how I think. My mind don't work the same. Mind gets foggy and it's hard to concentrate. Depression hits each time I look in the mirror.

Beginning of the discussion - 6/6/18

Exhausted and depressed from cancer.
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Hi I remember being tired with taxol. Glad you are almost done. I never cared how I looked, so there was an advantage there. I felt fine being bald ,I had my son in law completely shave my head. It is growing back now. As for my body the scars are kind of daunting but I call them my battle wounds. Kind of makes me feel like a warrior! We are strong , we will go on. It is common to say we are stronger than we think, but is true. There is a t-shirt that has "people ask how I'm so strong,I reply I wasn't given a choice. Be strong , but cry if you want! I found it helpful to give myself a  time limit on feeling sad. then forced myself into my big girl panties and carried on. It was easier as time went on and I was healing from my -surgery .It took longer , because I was diagnosed with type 2  diabetes when I went for my pre surgical testing.  How ever you are feeling when you look in a mirror will pass. You are stronger tan you think> I had a double masectomy with reconstruction. Als had a lymphectomy.  I am done with chemo and radiation. I am still healing . I still need some surgery but I'm doing better. It gets better, slowly. Take it easy, especially now while you are having treatment. If you start to really get depressed, talk to someone anyone, your doctor, a nurse. There are plenty of support groups affiliated with hospitals dont be afraid to sak for hel if you need it . Good luck in your journey. I will pray for you. If you want to vent or talk Im here Ill listen... hope this helped. You are not alone. Denise

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Hope all is going well. Have been praying for you. Let me know how you are doing, Denise