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    four321 posted an update

    im having a masectomy so i wont need radiation has any one had a mas with rad and why

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    im really depressed lately crying over stupid stuff any one else having this problem at this time

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      stillkickin

      Hello, four321. I have been going through exactly the same thing recently. As a good friend helped me to realize, the holidays can be rough. It's hard enough to deal with all the issues having to do with cancer, and when you add the holidays to the mix it can be emotionally overwhelming.

      I've been doing my best to keep busy and occupied, and to keep my mind on the positive. Through my own experience, I know that the worst thing to do is to let yourself stay in that sad, miserable place. Maybe there are things you can do or family and friends you can talk to that will help to bring you back toward the sunshine. Don't forget to be good to yourself.

      over 8 years ago
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      DaveWaz

      Please know you are not alone. You might want to read our Blog. We have a couple of articles on how to deal with the holidays.

      http://blog.whatnext.com/

      Thinking of you.

      over 8 years ago
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    does any one have headaches every day with chemo

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    how do u think about other things besides cancer and how u feel whats normal whats not i feel like my head is going to explode i need to get out of my head

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      copland16

      I couldn't start thinking about normal things until my treatments were over. I just celebrated 1 year survivorship in October. Now I'm trying to figure out what "normal" looks like for me and my family. I'm back to work now full-time as a retail store manager, I have little to no doctors appointments, I am still trying to prioritize being healthy. I haven't figured out how to enjoy my 5 month old, work full time, cook dinner,etc. It's a work in progress.

      In a way I'm still consumed with cancer: I want to reduce my level of recurrence and the best way to do this is through losing weight, making helathy choices and exercising. How to balance this all important priority with everything else? Cancer changes you, I think for the better...

      over 8 years ago
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    i am so tired any one have energy boosting ideals

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      copland16

      High protein diet helps with energy levels during chemotherapy. I saw a nutritionist at Dana Farber in Boston and she recommended that your body requires 75-90 grams of protien to offset the drugs.
      I don't eat a lot of meat so this was a challenge. I made myself a protein smoothie every morning. 1 cup plain greek yogurt (has more protein than regular), 1/2 scoop Jay Robb vanilla protein powder, frozen fruit, skim milk to whatever consistentcy you like. For an extra boost add peanut butter (goes great with a frozen banana).
      I hope this helps!

      over 8 years ago