brendalynn49's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Not Otherwise Specified

Survivor: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer > Salivary Gland Cancer > Adenocarcinoma > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Female, Age: 53, Stage III

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    over 3 years ago
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    Oh No

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  2. 2
    almost 3 years ago
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    People Close to Me Are Going Away

    Oh No

    The daughter of a very close friend of mine just passed away yesterday from cancer and it really affects me. I can't seem to stop thinking about her. She was only 35 years old and was full of life. Although she was in constant pain she fought bravely and courageously. I remember how much pain I was in and almost coming to "my own end" but I made it through. Still, three years later, I am dealing with the after-effects from the chemo, radiation and the hospitalizations and surgeries. My reality of "normal" has totally changed and instead of being able to run, jump, bike and be the 'athletic' person before my diagnosis, I now have to deal with loss of muscle tone, a compromised digestive system, and neurological issues, I force myself to remain positive and do the best I can with what I have energy for. When my body tells me I am overdoing it, I rest and don't let anyone push me unless I am the one doing it. Every time someone close to me passes away from this terrible disease it saddens me. Although he or she is no longer in pain the disease has claimed one more life.

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