• Just checking in

    Asked by little_fut on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    Just checking in

    Good morning everyone...... After my down day yesterday I woke up in a fairly cheerful mood. =) I did some soul searching last night and came to the conclusion I shouldn't be such a "downer" and worry about things out of my control but rather be thankful for all I DO have....a man who is supportive, who is also my best friend, a nice home to live in, food on the table, and people I can turn to on this site. So while I can't promise I won't have anymore yucky days, I can promise to TRY not to get into panic mode.... You are all so right when you say "one day at a time"....because in reality, that's all I can do. So once again thanks for coming to my "rescue". P.S. I had my blood work done this morning and I realized "This is for real". Ok, I'm rambling again. Time for CHOCOLATE......LOL. Thanks again! Everyone have a great day.

    13 Answers from the Community

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    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      Glad to hear this. We all have crappy days but remember, your choice is to Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying. I chose to get busy living and I live my life to the fullest every day.
      Had a little setback last week, was hospitalized with an extensive case of cellulitis on my left (reconstructed) breast. I made the best of it and even snuck off my floor and got escorted back by security. Never a dull moment. Chin up, buttercup.

      over 3 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      Glad to hear you're having a great day. When I was going through treatments it was an emotional rollercoaster but once you have a game plan and know exactly what to expect....it seems to get a little easier to handle.

      over 3 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      So glad to hear you are having a good day. It takes time to integrate all this information, the good, the bad, etc. Chocolate is so great it has its own special food group.

      over 3 years ago
    • AlizaMLS's Avatar

      Dear little_fut,

      I think all Cancer patients ( can really speak only from my own experience as a BC patient, but from what I know from friends and family who've been Cancer patients as well) have "down days". You too are entitled to the occasional "down day" as long as you don't start to make it a practice to live in them.

      As a Librarian (I'm retired now), but I still make referrals of all kinds (I've been just about every kind of Librarian that exists including Medical [but not Legal or corporate {Thank God!!}]), and 2 books I've come across lately that I think you'd enjoy and would find helpful are- 1) Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips by Kris Carr and Sherryl Crow and 2) Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor. I've just started the second and am enjoying it. The author's a young woman who's got a form of rare cancer that's Stage IV and needs to be managed as a chronic illness and she's great at teaching us how to get back on track in a positive way with our lives while handling what we don't really want to have.

      Btw, chocolate is good too! My faves are Ghiradelli and Droste (Dutch). I know, I'm out of fashion-everyone else is into Belgian. Maybe one day someone will discover that chocolate cures cancer (we can only hope). Until that person is discovered and gets nominated for a Nobel prize, I hope you start to relax and take some time to enjoy things.

      Btw, if you want referrals to other kinds of books, I do that too...;) Just say the word.

      Warm wishes,

      over 3 years ago
    • Mel's Avatar

      Hi!!... I really liked this check in Thanks... :) I think we all have those days maybe weeks. But all that is so true what you said.
      Chocolate!! yay....

      over 3 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      So glad to hear you are better spirits today. :) Kick cancer's @ss!

      over 3 years ago
    • Kathy's Avatar

      I'm glad you are having a better day! Just want you to know that I understand your up and down emotions.

      over 3 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar

      If you don't have down days, you can't really appreciate the up days and chocolate is the best medicine ever. Glad to hear you are feeling better.

      over 3 years ago
    • Boombeen's Avatar


      I was scheduled to have my brain tumor removed last week. I was all set to go but the operation was cancelled because the CT scan showed an infection on my lung. Now I am going for a biopsy on the lung next week. The anxiety will kill me before the cancer. All I do is cry. Can't sleep. I just want this to be over & hope for a favorable outcome. Any advice as to cope??

      over 3 years ago
    • Tracy's Avatar

      I always tell cancer patients and survivors to look out for symptoms very much like PTSD. This involves depression and anxiety, you are in an active war with your own body. Your brain can and does react with all of the same reactions as a soldier or a victim of violence does. It wakes you up in the middle of the night, it keeps you from sleeping and sends you on wild spirals of "what ifs". There is a reason they call us warriors, it is a battle and should not be looked at as anything less. Please know that we are here to help, it will get better. Tracy

      over 3 years ago
    • Kmack927's Avatar

      It took me about a month after being diagnosed to realize it was in God's hands not mine and that helped me to quit worrying all the time about what was going to happen to me. During Chemo I was so sick and weak that I felt like life passed me by those 5 months. Now I am going thru radiation I am tired all the time but I am gradually gaining the strength that chemo took away. I am thankful for the little things that I can now do and know that I have to pace my self. Try to keep your head up and know that you will get thru this it just takes lots of time.

      over 3 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      And it's ok to have those occasional OMG moments. We all have our down days. As long as you can pull yourself out of it, just like you did, you should be good. I'm glad you are feeling better. And for me, chocolate is a cure-all anyway. : ) Hugs.

      over 3 years ago
    • Beannie's Avatar

      Its okay - don't feel guilty for having down days - we all have them - the trick is to get back up and get into the process of living and surviving!! Lean on your support team and I agree with everyone else, chocolate never hurts - especially dark chocolate!! If you don't let some of your feelings out at times they tend to build up and then come pouring out like an avalanche so give yourself a break and keep the faith!

      over 3 years ago

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