• Chemo for the rest of your life?????

    Asked by Bellamore on Saturday, June 29, 2013

    Chemo for the rest of your life?????

    I will be having chemo for the rest of my life...no matter how long or short. That in alone sometimes makes me feel real depressed. Therein likes the finality of so many homes and dreams. My daughter overdoesed and dies two months ago, at the same time I fell and suffered two dificiency fractures to my hip. I'm not in a good place right now and I just wonder how some of you keep on coping when things look so dismal. Thanks

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    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      I am very sorry for your loss. You are dealing with so much all at once. The loss of your daughter, the cancer, the loss of mobility due to the fractures. I know there are some organizations that allow you to speak w/a counselor over the phone, if you are not able to get to a therapist. I wish you the best. And I agree w/the idea of a 2nd opinion.

      about 6 years ago
    • Rosa's Avatar

      Do get a second or third opinion, keep looking for options.
      But, IF you do have to be on chemo the rest of your life, think that there are many conditions for which you have to be on treatment for life: high blood pressure, diabetes, lupus, etc., etc.
      You do what you have to do to keep on living. Every day there are many discoveries to help us.
      Sorry for the loss of your daughter. We'll keep you both on our prayers.
      Be positive, be strong, be hopeful

      about 6 years ago
    • IndigoBlue's Avatar

      I just started chemo last week for colon cancer. I have to take it for the rest of my life. I have chemo at the hospital for 3 hours and then go home for two days with the baby bottle, and then back to the hospital to have everything disconnected. I stay home for 14 days and start all over again. I can have a break from chemo if it gets too much for me, or the cancer has not come back, or I want to go on a trip, or I have something else I have to do. I have to let the hospital know about a month ahead of time and how long I need a break for. Just trying to get used to everything.

      almost 3 years ago

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