• A little survey of sorts: 2 questions

    Asked by MarktheMan on Wednesday, November 13, 2013

    A little survey of sorts: 2 questions

    In your cancer journey:
    1) What was the worst moment of the whole thing?
    2) What was the best of the whole thing?

    For me, I think worst was when I found out it wasn't just a headache that tylenol would fix this time.

    the best, my last scan that said the treatments are working!

    21 Answers from the Community

    21 answers
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      My worst moment was when I was rushed by ambulance to the hospital and then had to have a bm in a bedpan because they were so afraid I would fall if I went to the bathroom. And I had to do this twice. It was humiliating to say the least.
      My best moment was when I went out to dinner with my husband for the first time in months, wearing a headscarf because I was bald, and someone paid for our meal. It touched my heart.

      Cancer is not an easy journey, by any stretch of the imagination.

      almost 8 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      @clinda I can relate to both of those. Thanks for sharing.

      almost 8 years ago
    • AmyJo's Avatar
      AmyJo

      The worst: the diagnosis
      The best: learning to appreciate every day

      almost 8 years ago
    • Fusionera's Avatar
      Fusionera

      Mark,

      My absolute worst moment, without question, was waking up after my 3rd craniotomy in 2011 and screaming my head off from the pain in my head, which was caused by aseptic meningitis. I did not stop screaming for 5 solid weeks, no joke. I kept pleading for God to just be done with me. God's still probably laughing at me up there saying, "Sorry, McKenna, I'm not remotely done with you yet." LOL

      The BEST moment was not having to have chemo before I flew to London for my dream vacation last year. I got on that plane and wanted to cry with joy.

      almost 8 years ago
    • glam's Avatar
      glam

      1-) worst moment was when I got mucositis on top of all side effects I had already been facing.....That prevented me from eating, I was the cause for three hospitalization......
      2-) best moment was when I woke-up from last surgery and was told that they were able to remove all cancer and mets.....Free of cancer ..................
      God bless you all!!!!!

      almost 8 years ago
    • Brielle's Avatar
      Brielle

      Worst moment: telling my children the cancer returned
      Best moment: each day now

      almost 8 years ago
    • ld_105's Avatar
      ld_105

      The worst...having a mammogram-assisted biopsy at an old hospital with no information going into it, and no info coming out. I felt as though it was 1910 and Boris Karlof was behind me directing the procedure. I never saw the doctor. Then, they left me hanging for a week until I received a letter telling me to call my PCP. It is the last time I sought treatment there. As I left a woman sat crying in the waiting room. It struck terror into my heart.
      The best was when the oncologist read the Oncotype test scores and said no chemo!

      almost 8 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar
      Peroll

      The worst by far was the day I learned I had cancer, July 15th 2004,
      The best will be the day I am toile I am cancer free. It has yet to happen but I know it will.

      almost 8 years ago
    • ladyhawk's Avatar
      ladyhawk

      worst- Finding out C was living in me
      best- Finding out what I'm capable of, who I really was! Supermom! :)

      almost 8 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar
      Clyde

      Worst moment--discovering that hospitals are staffed by idiots who don't care. Other than my doctors, its been one moron after another.

      Best thing--realizing that the energy I have spent paying attention to my health was worth all the time and thought. It helped me when I most needed to be on top of things.

      almost 8 years ago
    • sherryhalpert's Avatar
      sherryhalpert

      i'm a caregiver but I would say for both of us the worst was the diagnoses and the best was coming out of surgery after expecting no speech and paralysis and being able to speak full sentences and no paralysis. 2nd worse was total inability to speak two weeks ago and 2nd best was again speaking full sentences last week.

      almost 8 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Worst: hearing "It's suspicious" over the phone. Best: hearing it wasn't in my lymph nodes.

      almost 8 years ago
    • Ron1961's Avatar
      Ron1961

      The worst was the day after my diagnosis, after it had all sank in and I could comprehend what I was up against. The best part is that I am now closer to my family, I cherish every moment with them now.

      almost 8 years ago
    • JeanB's Avatar
      JeanB

      My worst moment was when I got a phone call in the middle of the night from the hospital saying I was growing a bacteria in my blood, I was in crisis, and I had to get to the er NOW!!!

      The best moment is realizing that my boyfriend is here for the long haul. He has been my rock and I couldn't have gone through all this without him. God bless our caregivers.

      almost 8 years ago
    • Cole's Avatar
      Cole

      I am only beginning my journey but the worst part so far wasn't the diagnosis but the telling of it to my mother...that broke my heart to see her so sad and scared. Best moment so far was waking up from surgery and seeing my husband there.

      almost 8 years ago
    • Beaner54's Avatar
      Beaner54

      For me, the worst moment was the day in Dec.2011 when the gyn told me I had endometrial cancer and would need surgery, chemo and radiation.
      Life sort of seemed like a "blur" for almost 6 months. I felt sort of "out of control" ..like a puppet who's strings were being pulled.
      The best moment was getting positive results on the PET scan done this summer.

      almost 8 years ago
    • retired1's Avatar
      retired1

      1.12/15/2008 Finding out I had GBM4 a terminal brain cancer and that I could not have surgery.
      2.1/13/2009 Finding a doctor that would perform the much needed surgery.Then on 9/15/2013 hearing the tumor was gone and no more Temodar chemo.

      almost 8 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Worst thing -- the foot and ankle pain that I experienced after my first chemo session -- wasn't so much the pain, but the fact that the oncologist on call that weekend didn't explain that it would likely fade, so I thought I'd be experiencing this level of pain for the next 18 weeks and I had no one to help me as I live alone -- luckily it did fade and I only had issues really 1 day each treatment.

      Best -- my surgical oncologist telling me at the first follow-up that he got it all, with the complete hysterectomy and removal of my omentum, he was confident it was gone.

      almost 8 years ago
    • HeidiJo's Avatar
      HeidiJo

      My worst moment was when the nurse put my chemo drugs on a fast instead of a slow drip and I was sick as a dog! I was in getting fluids the next day because I couldn't stop vomiting.
      The best moment was when my friend and I cranked called my husband while I was getting a treatment, we had the whole nurses team laughing!

      almost 8 years ago
    • HOBO's Avatar
      HOBO

      I had several worst moments biopsy, getting naked for sooooo many people, feeling out of control, procedures as I have a huge invasive phobia, admitting I am a nut case with my phobia, chemo and PAIN, PAIN, PAIN.

      Best moment, my husband and I have strengthened our relationship. But still waiting the best which will be. NED.

      Jane

      almost 8 years ago
    • Joy1976's Avatar
      Joy1976

      The worse for me was waking up in such terrible pain after surgery and then finding out I had a toe drag that I didn't have before
      The best day? When I got to leave the rehab place and go home!

      almost 8 years ago

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