• Do you ever just feel like giving up?

    Asked by steve70x7 on Thursday, June 14, 2012

    Do you ever just feel like giving up?

    The constant ups and downs, the contradictions between doctors, the getting my hopes up followed by a reality check are just getting me down. Lord, help me to cope!

    8 Answers from the Community

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    • hgbkokopelli's Avatar

      yes I do each day.!! I am blessed with each new day waking up but stressed out to the max and no one seems to be able to understand my needs or wants or desires. Are you in a hospice?
      They help you to live your life with the best quality there is as No one should end their life in pain or alone. Until We lite again

      over 8 years ago
    • steve70x7's Avatar

      No, I'm not ready for hospice. I agree that we should live our lives today the best that we can. Yesterday we went to the VA and the doctor agreed that Baylor probably was being over cautious when they denied my transplant, so I will be evaluated by them. I wrote about the disappointment on my blog www.faithfulinthemeantime.wordpress.com and it helps to write and get the feelings out. Thanks for your comment.

      over 8 years ago
    • mspinkladybug's Avatar

      at one piont everyone does and they are lying if they say they have never once thought of giving up It is natural to fill like that but we pull ourself back up and go on for the love of our family

      over 8 years ago
    • Bellamore's Avatar

      I feel like giving up everyday. The thought of spending the rest of my life in treatment is very depressing. But then everyday I wake up and don't really have a choice but to "keep on keeping on". I guess the will to live is deeply embedded. I'm thinking that some therapy might be a real good idea right now. The thought of taking another pill keeps me from taking any action. But the depression is really starting to affect my everyday life. I don't want to do anything, see anyone, etc. I have to force myself to get out of bed. Thank God I feel well enough to work. It's the only thing that keeps me focused on something other than how miserable I am. Maybe I just need a really good cry.

      over 8 years ago
    • RuthAnne's Avatar

      Yes. And then I go to my treatment.

      over 8 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      When I was diagnosed the first time, I thought, no big deal, let's do this and get it done. Then the second time, I thought, Man this sucks, why do I have to do this again. But I said lets do this and get it done. Then 18 years later I got diagnosed for the third time. This time, being older I guess, made me depressed, mad, all the emotions. I thought this is it, this time it's going to get me. But through it all, I try to keep a positive outlook at it. Just think that each procedure, each operation, etc is just a small moment it time, and I can handle ANYTHING for a moment in time. It will not get me. And I go on. It's hard to do, staying on top of the emotional swings. I hope you are able to. We wish you the best!

      over 8 years ago
    • stage5guy's Avatar

      My brain tells me something like that every day, as I am taking the first pill or hitting a new speed bump in my treatment. My brain can be a dangerous place :-). My heart has never told me to give up! I listen to my heart. I am 57 and I have 7 and 9 year old kids and a wonderful spouse. My life has never been better that it is, and I have been very fortunate my whole life. It has not always been easy, but, but it has always been worthwhile. I am not giving up today!

      about 8 years ago
    • SDomiano's Avatar

      It's not hard to do I started out a in 2010 with Breast Cancer now it has spreed to my Liver I have two tumors and they say it's stage 4. On a normal day I try not to think about it and I am happy go lucky but when someone ask me how I am doing I break down and cry 5years is not enough!!! They say God won't put on you more than you can handle but sometimes it's too much....I know how you feel....think happy!

      over 7 years ago

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