• I'd like to crawl under a rock...

    Asked by HearMeRoar on Tuesday, June 4, 2013

    I'd like to crawl under a rock...

    Taxotere blows - I want to crawl under a rock. Bone pain makes me angry. There, I said it. Thanks for listening. One more to go (yay)!

    Met radiation oncologist yesterday - she thinks w/ chemo, rads and tamoxifen my overall "cure" rate for my life time is 70% and after 5 years it will go up to 85%. Do those odds sound about right? Not too bad...

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    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Hugs - Yep treatment blows and I know I get angry on a regular schedule. We are here to listen getting those negative feelings out in the open is very therapeutic.

      Those odds sound great -

      over 4 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      Hang in there! Glad you are almost done. And once done, I hope you never have to deal w/this again. : )

      over 4 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      If the Dr says it then you beleive it and everytime that chemo comes into your veins you close your eyes and say..

      Die..you filthy beast, in my veins is comming some poison that is going to burn you to death. Drink that poison you stinking cancer and die. Die.

      When the surgeon removed my LC it was all dead anyway. I can tell you this is what I would do when I took chemo. I swear I felt pain in the tumor site as the beast was dying and I enjoyed it. I knew in my heart it was dying.

      I know this is a difficult chemo. Mine was too. but it was easier when I thought of the good comming from it and killing the cancer.

      You hold onto that statistic and what the Dr. says and this is going to be you.

      if you don't beleive it will never come. Take it day by day and don't get to ahead of yourself because none of us know what tomorrow brings. Day by day by the grace of God go I.

      over 4 years ago
    • curly57's Avatar

      I know it's is rough. Two things that help me are realizing the cancer and treatments are temporary. Your odds sound wonderful.

      over 4 years ago
    • MMarie's Avatar

      I AGREE!!! Bone pain was VERY intense for me. I couldn't even go up a flight of stairs. Hopefully you are receiving help with pain management. The bone pain coupled with the fatigue, a relative dying and working was a full plate for me.

      I was receiving that treatment in December and during one of my "angry" times, I took my Christmas tree down (before Christmas) and tossed it down the basement stairs. There just was not much JOY during that time for me.

      The odds you refer to are right in line with what I've been told. Nuggets of HOPE are great!

      Thoughts to you for relief!

      over 4 years ago
    • HearMeRoar's Avatar

      CAS1, I really like your visualization - awesome!! My cancer was removed during surgery too - so I have technically been cancer free since February - yay! My goal is to take away most of the other 30% risk with an awesome diet ala kriscarr.com and exercise routine. I have two beautiful sons that I need to be here for for a veeeeeery long time!!

      over 4 years ago
    • GypsyJule's Avatar

      You are a statistic of ONE. Don't dwell on someone elses percentages - Live!

      over 4 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      Why not make a necklace with one bead, or stone or whatever to represent each week you went through the nasty business of chemo--then wear it proudly as a survivor? I did, and people often ask me where I got it, LOL! Where? How about WHY?

      over 4 years ago
    • gsbasset's Avatar

      I agree, Taxotere blows........... it hated me. Bone pain from the Neulasta shot is the pits. Try Epson salt baths. They helped me a bit.

      over 4 years ago

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