• Limited Side Effects, is it working?

    Asked by DMSCHORR on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    Limited Side Effects, is it working?

    I am very sensitive to those who are dealing with significant side effects of Chemo; but, I am thankfully doing really well with Chemo and not experiencing the side effects I feared (mouth sores, food tasting differently, have lost hair on legs and head-- I didnt have a lot to begin with--but eyebrows, arm hair all there. Not significantly tired. I should be thrilled--and I am--but I also fear, "Is this working?".
    Has anyone had a similar feeling or experience?
    Thanks, board has been great

    16 Answers from the Community

    16 answers
    • webbsurvivor's Avatar
      webbsurvivor

      51at diagnosis, 52 @ death. Worked out everyday before work, ate no red meat, never smoked, rare beer, ran 7-9 miles a week. Was all state in football. Had like 6 rounds of chemo and radiation everyday for about 2 months.petscan after chemo. Had first round of rescue chemo working toward stem cell transplant 11 months after diagnosis,passed away 13th month

      over 5 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      So, so sorry, webbsurvivor. My dad was barely 49 when he passed away from lung cancer. It was 6 m9nths from diagnosis to his funeral. But, that was nearly 40 years ago. Survival rates have improved somewhat since then. It sounds like your husband did everything right ... sometimes life just doesn't seem fair. Big hugs.

      over 5 years ago
    • webbsurvivor's Avatar
      webbsurvivor

      My wish is for you all to survive because this is so scary. But in my case the biggest take away was, that while individual living is our goal, our most important duty on earth is to make a better life for those around us while we are here. If you all get remission, then it is a matter of when will the other shoe drop? Thats the way it is for all of us, only most don't recognize that. Doctors cannot make life promises because they do not know what is already decided about your journey. I do not believe this is all there is. I believe my husband exists still in another plane, but that his time here was complete, so I and his children accept with grace, that truth. But fight hard, because in the fighting, may be the lesson you are meant to learn and share.

      over 5 years ago

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