Feel chronically depressed /like crying. Can't deal with ongoing chemo side effects - pattiep

Oh No Associated with Mixed Tumors, Breast Cancer. Posted on November 5, 2014 View this journey (20 Experiences)

Had bad moments in the past but now everything is actually going well (with cancer issues) and I feel so very down. The chemo side effects just seem never ending. I don't know if I would have agreed to taxotere if I knew all of these things would happen to my eyes. Feel like I have to keep a stiff upper lip- after all I was pretty upbeat during the "bad" parts so now I should be happy! Except...

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    Bug

    Hi, pattiep. How are you doing today? I saw the experience you posted and wanted to check in. How do you feel about seeing a counselor who specializes in cancer-related issues? My oncologist referred me to one and she's terrific - really gets it. She has helped me a lot. Maybe you could post a question to the group about your feelings and see how others cope. I'm just sorry you're having a difficult time. I guess it comes with the territory. I'm thinking of you and sending prayers your way.

    over 6 years ago
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    moonmaiden

    Only thing to do is one minute at a time. Then you try for the next one, and the one after that. The thing that hurt me the most was being ravenously hungry all the time, but being unable to bring myself to eat because everything tasted so bad. I don't even want to think what ingrown eyelashes must feel like, not having any lashes was weird enough. People tell me how brave and inspirational I was, but really, I kept trying to have the stiff upper lip in front of others, at night I was standing in my kitchen screaming at God(dess). And not getting help with things I needed because I was trying to be "brave".

    about 5 years ago

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