• Dealing with fear

    Asked by Beverly on Saturday, February 22, 2014

    Dealing with fear

    I'd like to hear from you What Nexers out there on how you made the transition from active chemo to remission. Specifically on dealing with the fear that it will come back. My physician has told me that it will come back - the question is when. It's a very scary thing... any comments?

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    • cam32505's Avatar

      My onc did not tell me my cancer would come back, but as I progressed, I could tell that they were surprised when they didn't see cancer. I was like why are they putting me through this if they just expect it to come back. The truth is they don't know why the treatment works for some people and not for others. I have a friend who had breast and ovarian cancer 14 years ago. She's still in remission. It's these stories that give the rest of us hope that we will stay well.

      over 6 years ago
    • cmontano's Avatar

      Forgive me for stating the obvious, but life itself is incurable. We're all going to go sometime, and none of us know exactly when or how. And as hard as it is, cancer is not as bad as some other stuff. In my book a degenerative neuralogical (sp?) disease would be a lot worse. So yeah, all in all, that was a really unhelpful/dumb comment from your doctor. Like so many have said above, what matters is what we're doing now. Fear is natural and understandable but we have to put it in its place - just like we did with the cancer. All best wishes...

      over 6 years ago
    • RalphH's Avatar

      My onc told me I will have lymphona the rest of my life. So far, I have had three treatments in five years. After my first treatment, the worst one, I still worked but took a lot of recovery time but was able to get the work done I needed to. These last treatments, I missed very little work. This is important to me and I think it helps me respond positively. Fortunately, I am 77 yrs old so I have no idea how much life I have left and plan on doing what I think GOD is asking me to do. As a follower of Christ, I use him as my model. No matter what I experience or suffer, I must remain faithful. With that, I don't have to fear anything.

      over 6 years ago

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