How about the tendency to overdo. Yesterday. I fully took cae of my 30 shihtzu and i was up all nite with terrible pain in my leg and I am on morphine for pain. I just finished 3 rounds of taxol and get 3, weeks off now im just depressed. I finally had the energy but failed. I know it was too much to hope for but still I want to be me again if only for 3 weeks
First thing I sayvto people is it is not like the movies. This is my third time in chemo. I have been going every 3 week's since April. I use songs too. My favorite when feeding my 30 shih tzus after chemo is major tom by bowie. At some point after I go into comfortably numb by pink floyd. A although the first is the best.
I am usually a cryer, but the day of and for a few days after chemo I can't shut it off! I have matastic bladdar cancer jumping all over, right now on my lung and abdominal muscle , I am so lucky chemo works for me! T heres no need to cry then but I look around at family helping and caring and thats why I cry I think, so much love, and of course my houseful of shih tzus who still need me and I break down everytime.
Ssusan I think you are right with drs don't realize how their words affect us. My dr ,4yrs ago said I have matastic bladder cancer and started ssying to keep me comfortable I didnt know what to think so I didnt! Now I think im going to beat this. Today I have a catscan to see if the chemo has worke on my lung but I have more confidence because now he talks about the pateints. That are in their 70's.. Im a shihtzu breeder with many dogs counting on my survival and my last litter we lost the mom but we kept 3 pups to breed with in my next remission. That might be crazy but that is how strong
Having support services in your cancer center is so important. After 4 years I am just getting to know about whats available. I think your right in wanting to give back in some way . It helps to give you peace to help someone with something that gave you a hard time. You gave me the idea that maybe my two puppies might be made into therrpy dogs with the purpose to guide new cancer patients thru the center. Excuse my chemo brain I had a shot on wed.
I have matastic bladder cancer. I was diagnosed 4 years ago, by then itwas in my bladder 90pecent my kidney and ureter. After 3 months of chem 2 years of surgery, and 8more monthsof chemo I got a 8 month remission then it came back thisvtime my lungvand abdominal muscle . I was a shih tu breeder for 13 years, I dont use cages they sleep with us. I wnted to breed different not get rid of them when they are done just love them more we kept runts and took back ones that didnot work out. End total 30. About the time I was told it was back I had a litter of 6. Things didn't go well and I lost the mom. ...