• after chemo

    Asked by TeriPlus2 on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    after chemo

    Im having trouble staying positive after chemo while waiting for scan appointment. Has anyone else felt abandoned at this stage?

    6 Answers from the Community

    6 answers
    • geekling's Avatar

      Well sure.

      There you are as weak as a drowning kitten while the docs tell you they are done and you are NED.

      This certainly isnt the restoration you were led to believe would happen.

      You have a LOT of restorative work ahead of you. If nothing else will do, ask about a Livestrong program.

      Best wishes for a return to wellness.

      10 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      Are you having scanxiety or withdrawal from constant treatments?

      I may never have the opportunity to experience the end of treatments, so can't totally relate, but I have been out of treatment for a couple of months, waiting on the next step (which is radiation, beginning tomorrow).

      I am an oddball, I guess. After going for treatments every 2 weeks for 4 years, I have enjoyed the heck out of not having to go lately. I guess I am not worrying about IF the cancer is growing because I know that ithe IS growing.

      Anyway, I hope you can relax and just enjoy being what I am assuming is NED. When is your next scan?

      Here's my philosophy... every single minute I spend worrying or thinking about my cancer is time stolen from enjoying my life. I don't personally want to give cancer that much power over me or my life.

      Good luck and congratulations on NED!!

      10 months ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      My team wasn't planning on doing another scan after treatment. I kinda insisted on it. And I did miss it. Not the yuckie parts, but the fussing. I had people taking care of me, which was nice. Then they all went away. Poof! That was hard to deal with.

      10 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I felt that way between the time I was diagnosed by my local surgeon until I could get an appointment with my oncologist. It took 2 months, I was convinced I would check out in that length of time. Obviously, I didn't.

      10 months ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar

      Yes. I was abandoned. The program I was in dropped me before I'd gotten a clear scan!

      It is difficult to go from a lot of intense medical scrutiny to what feels like none. Then waiting to have the scans is scary, and then the scans are scary. Every step feels like you're waiting for the other shoe to drop.

      It's very normal to feel like your suddenly abandoned after treatment stops. I hope your scans come back clear as a bell and NED!

      10 months ago
    • andreacha's Avatar

      Best wishes for clear scans.

      10 months ago

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