Ginny

Posting since January 01, 1970

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Surviving Survivor's Guilt After Cancer
January 28, 2016
I suffered from survivor guilt for awhile. I wondered why I was so blessed to not even have chemo or radiation when others did but then I was reminded that not everyone has a mastectomy...then it goes back to well yes but then there are many who have it all and then some don't make it. Those who have never gone through this don't understand, but having a group of women or men who have survived cancer and have gone on it essential for me. I channeled by thoughts to how can I help others...I wanted to restart a breast cancer support group in our community and we are trying. I'm not sure if it's a lack of information but we ...

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Survivors, Patients Face Challenges in the Workplace
October 22, 2015
I work in healthcare You would think that you would find the most compassion there. I have been very fortunate I work with terrific group of people who have been more than helpful and supportive to me. I did not have to go through the chemo or radiation but the emotional aftermath of realizing how blessed you are to not have to do that but wonder why not me??? why that young girl who has children who need her who just died in another dept and the emotional aspect of mastectomy but a friend who has had a double mastectomy, chemo, radiation AND now a hysterectomy has not been as fortunate. She has had to first be off, then come back on a ...

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Finding Calm in the Face of Cancer
October 07, 2015
I do not have metastatic disease but I hear what you are saying. I find that the mindless TV seems to be my nighttime choice...when my husband comes home at midnight he leaves it on until he comes to bed which is great unless I am still awake. I have found I like Jimmy Fallon or looking at houses in other parts of the country or world....During the evening while I am home alone I find that the mindlessness of social media can help but prefer to read or knit. Also, essential oils like lavender really do work. I pray that you find the peace you need to get the rest you need

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Chemo Brain: A Breast Cancer Survivor's Commentary
September 29, 2015
thank you for saying what I think but don't say...I didn't have to have chemo and sometimes I feel guilty about that...my non cancer friends say WHAT?? my cancer friends say I get it....I feel guilty that you had to have a mastectomy and I didn't...but I feel like I have chemo brain w/o the chemo..finding words sometimes is hard..I do take Tamoxifen daily so maybe that is why....or maybe my brain is just overloaded...I celebrate 1 year cancer free tomorrow Sept 30, 2014 was my mastectomy. I am grateful for so many more things and pray that I show that more freely...And I am especially grateful for blogs and forums like this to talk to others who have been there. ...

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