I so totally agree with this but never thought of it as feeling like shark bait but yes, I do! I look in the mirror & can\'t recognize myself, maybe don\'t even care to as i feel cancer has taken so much from me. I dont even wear shorts , barely capris as my ankles swell & I\'m deal with lymphadema in right leg. My hair is gone, 2 yrs now & I\'m sick of wigs, plus they are hot in the summer. So many people don\'t even recognise me, like I\'m in cognito. I\'m trying to figure out this new me & to move forward. I am still going through treatment & through all of this I know I am blessed as well, I am alive & I believe in silver linings but hard to wrap my head around all of this at times. I want my old self back, the energy, all of it. I hate to complain because then I feel guilty so thank you for sharing this. guess i needed confirmation that I\'m not alone in these feelings either. View Original Post \r\n
Hi Golden1, gosh, i thought Somebody would have replied to you by now!!? Wth? Is there anyone here with CANCER? Tough crowd tough crowd...
Nevertheless, i hear ya, im fightin Melanoma, stage 4 now, was 3b from 2008 to 2017 until it came back for the 7th time into my lungs! Since Nov2017 iv been doing the Immunol Therapy thing, started with Keytruda (that messed up my Thyroid) Keytruda didnt work after 7 infusions, May 2018 started Opdivo & Yervoy (Yervoy messed up my Pituitary/Adrenal glands) and now have severe inflammation in both knees, aches & pains deep in the bones & nerves. Ill do my first CT Scan this month to see of the combo meds are working, my oncologist said she doednt know what else to do! I mean, we do have IL-2 we can do but, thats a 5 day stay in hospital...
All my side effects & now new "damages" that therapy has caused have been an even trade, even as long as I keep living..and you will to...Mike
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