• How many normal things about your life have you had to change due to cancer and treatments?

    Asked by CancerChicky on Sunday, June 23, 2019

    How many normal things about your life have you had to change due to cancer and treatments?

    For example, I used to go anywhere and do anything I wanted. Now since I don't have the stamina, wind, or strength I can't go to events or places that require lots of walking. It's frustrating because now I feel like my body is an 80 year old that can't walk without a walker or wheelchair. I'm not there yet and don't want to rush it!

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    • Created07's Avatar
      Created07

      There is no 'normal' with cancer. For things to change, (even for the worse), we have to be alive. and 'alive' is a wonderful thing. Prayers for you on your journey. Be patient with yourself, CancerChicky, you are so worth it.

      4 months ago
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      Created07

      There is no 'normal' with cancer. For things to change, (even for the worse), we have to be alive. and 'alive' is a wonderful thing. Prayers for you on your journey. Be patient with yourself, CancerChicky, you are so worth it.

      4 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      There are several things I have had to change over 32 years. But what sticks out for me is the most recent things. Having to choose what I eat based on if I can swallow it or not to avoid getting choked.

      4 months ago
    • KB2013's Avatar
      KB2013

      I answered a health questionaire in oncology last week while seeking referral for dietary evaluation and was told my current ‘real age’ is ten years older than my current age. It’s weird because while I do feel eighty, my brain thinks I’m thirty.

      4 months ago
    • NoLiver's Avatar
      NoLiver

      I have had to choose which conversations to join in on because there are times that if the topic is something that I can't recall what I want to say I look stupid. So often, I just don't talk. It's a sad, terrible side effect.

      4 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      @KB2013, like you, in my mind, I am around 30 or 35. It always amazes me to look in the mirror and see an elderly woman staring back at me... For much of my cancer treatment, I maintained my pre-cancer activities, even if at a lesser pace than before. Over the last couple of years ... and the last year or so even more so, I've gotten lazy when it comes to exercise, etc. And, I can tell it in what and how much I'm able to do now.

      4 months ago

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