• Gratitude

    Asked by ryan417 on Wednesday, March 13, 2013


    Just wanted to thank everyone for input so far. There is so much to deal with and it really helped to be able to reach out. Chemo starts tomorrow so prayers are most welcome.

    18 Answers from the Community

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    • tnblondee's Avatar

      Good luck. Just think of chemo as being one step closer to victory.

      over 3 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar

      Best of luck with it dude.

      over 3 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      How many treatments of what kind are you taking? some are easier than others. I wish you the best, hopefully it will be easy for you. Keep us posted Ryan

      over 3 years ago
    • Queen_Tatiana's Avatar

      Peace be with you

      over 3 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      Not a praying person here, Ryan, but sending positive thoughts and GOOD MOJO your way!

      BTW--it might be beneficial for you to write down your reactions each time to chemo. That way, over time, you will see a pattern develop and will be better able to plan your activities around your treatments. Just helps a bit with feeling you're in control of something! Good luck. :-0

      over 3 years ago
    • KimG's Avatar

      Prayers are with you for tomorrow and all the tomorrows after that. Please keep us updated Ryan. By the way you have a beautiful name-it's my son's name.kimg09

      over 3 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Good luck with your first treatment. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Also sending calming and healing vibes.

      over 3 years ago
    • Giraffe's Avatar

      Positive thoughts to you. After I went for my first Chemo the fear was gone. I found journaling helpful. You will be one step further in the journey be positive.

      over 3 years ago
    • Cindy's Avatar

      Praying for you!

      over 3 years ago
    • LauraJo's Avatar

      Good luck as you begin the active phase of your battle. Every treatment brings you closer to winning over your cancer!

      over 3 years ago
    • Kimi1017's Avatar

      Praying fir you, ryan417! Stay positive and you will get through this. As a friend of mine who is also a survivor said "this is just a bump in the road of life."

      over 3 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar

      It is through the power of prayer that the Good Lord brought me through the "storm" --- and with the prayers and support of all your friends on WhatNext, He will guide you through all of this to sunny days ahead. I wish you the best!!!!!!!

      over 3 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      Wishing you the best through treatment. As so many people have said, sometimes the anticipation is worse than the actual treatment. I hope any side effects are minor.

      over 3 years ago
    • Bug's Avatar

      Prayers and very best wishes are with you, Ryan. Let us know how it goes.

      over 3 years ago
    • jad's Avatar

      I echo all the thoughts and prayers here for a positive outcome for you. The suggestions to keep track of your reactions and side effects is very good. And to be even more specific, keep track of any fevers, your bowel activity (or inactivity) and skin reactions. Your oncologist or infusion nurses should be asking about these and some reactions could impact the course or drugs you are on.

      The information provided by participants on this site are generally reliable. And don't let someone else's questions or comments on severe reactions upset you. You may not have them, and you don't need to stress yourself more. Stay calm and positive, even if you think your are acting.

      over 3 years ago
    • Grandy's Avatar

      I do pray that your chemo is uneventful! Mine went purdy durn easily! But DO take care of you! I got the flu one of the times... NOT fun! I wore gloves a lot in public, mostly to remind ME not to touch my face! We used paper towels at home. Use hand sanitizer.
      Have as much fun with this as you can. Laugh at yourself when you can! Bald is not pretty but it can be funny!
      My Sis-in-law made GETTING chemo a really nice time!
      If ANYONE offers to bring you ANY food, say yes!!!
      Mac and chz. And instant potatoes and chicken stock are my best friends a couple of days after chemo! Chocolate pudding was nice too! A bit of lemon. In my water helped the odd taste of water after chemo.

      Hope ONE of these golden tidbits helps you!!! Blessings, prayers, and virtual hugs!

      over 3 years ago
    • MarnieC's Avatar

      Sending love and light to you. Let us know how we can help during your journey to kick cancer in the a$$!

      over 3 years ago
    • Tracy's Avatar

      You got all of our prayers and good wishes! Tracy

      over 3 years ago

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