• Do you look forward to the weekend when you've been in treatments all week?

    Asked by JustGrateful on Saturday, June 6, 2020

    Do you look forward to the weekend when you've been in treatments all week?

    After enduring 5 days of radiation and chemo to boot through the week I so look forward to not having to go to treatment on Saturday and Sunday. It's almost like a holiday to me. I love to wake up early and get some coffee going and sit in my chair and watch the morning news while browsing the internet.

    The only drawback is when Sunday evening gets here I start dreading Monday morning.

    8 Answers from the Community

    8 answers
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      When I was in active treatment my infusions were on Wednesdays. By Saturday I was usually at my lowest as far as side effects. It was just nice that I didn't have to go anywhere and usually spent the day on the sofa just willing myself to get through the day. By Sunday I started to feel better and tried I find some enjoyment in the day. One way was to come up with something that I could actually enjoy eating.

      28 days ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      I had some treatments on the weekend. My chemo consisted of some 78 hour infusions. The chemo pump was strapped on my body. I went into the chemo suite to have it taken off on Saturday or one time on Sunday. For 10 months after diagnosis I was too ill to even be aware of the days of the week

      28 days ago
    • legaljen1969's Avatar
      legaljen1969

      I can see how it most of your treatments were during the week, you might look forward to having a couple of days without treatments. I guess the thing that is hard to remember is how many different treatment protocols exist and how the timing and frequency of treatment can vary from person to person. For the people I know who had daily Monday through Friday radiation treatments, they did look forward to the weekends to just have a couple of days not to have to go in.

      28 days ago
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      My radiation treatment were mid-December thru mid-January during some of the worst winter weather you can imagine. Driving was nasty but I had to go Monday through Friday regardless. Yes! I was so glad to see the weekends roll around. I don't recall if I did anything special. Probably just watched out the window and was glad I didn't have to drive.

      28 days ago
    • Angelaine's Avatar
      Angelaine

      I have my own story. Your needs are okay. You are coping to a difficult process. Look forward. Do your routine. When you have relaxed, even pleasure days, your body can heal. You are getting better.

      28 days ago
    • ChildOfGod4570's Avatar
      ChildOfGod4570

      Yes, I looked forward to days where I didn't have to see a doctor, endure annoying needles, get zapped, or undergo any more chemo. Though I didn't do anything special, I looked forward to church because there, I would not only get hugged, the only physical touch that wasn't some kind of pluck and probe, nook or cranny, but it was a friendly place where the focus was on God and being with people not reminding me of cancer. When active treatment was over, it was the biggest relief to me not to have to trouble drivers to take me everywhere. I could just chill at home for a bit and let my body recover. HUGS and God bless.

      28 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      The only time I had daily treatments was when I got radiation ... and fortunately, I only had 15 days of radiation. Nevertheless, YES!!! I loved those days I didn't have to go for radiation!!! (I hate the long drive to my clinic - it is an hour away and I have to fight a ton of traffic and lights the whole way.)

      27 days ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I remember being in treatments for my first 2 diagnoses, the weekends were heaven. Donna and I were living in the XXX hole known as Memphis, and would go home each weekend. The only drawback was on Sunday afternoon when we had to load up in the car and drive back. That was almost as bad as taking the treatments. But, I feel what you are saying.

      27 days ago

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