• The hardest part of my journey so far is waiting to find out what stage the cancer is, and what treatment I will need after the surgery?

    Asked by Nursnana on Monday, October 15, 2012

    The hardest part of my journey so far is waiting to find out what stage the cancer is, and what treatment I will need after the surgery?

    I have played out just about every possible scenario in my mind. I prefer to think about happy things, but my mind seems to get into cancer mode so easily. Has anyone struggled with this while waiting to get more information about treatment?

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    • packerbacker's Avatar

      I'm so sorry to hear of your diagnosis. Hearing you have cancer is bad enough, and then to have to wait longer for more details can make the mind go to strange places. I have been getting treatment for over a year now, but I just found out that I have mets to the bone, so I figure (and doc confirmed) that it's stage IV. Don't focus on the stage, find comfort that you are doing something about it and not giving up the fight! My doc conferred with other doctors and went to the "Tumor Board" to find the best treatment for me, and I trust my doctor. Ask lots of questions, take a list if needed, and keep us posted, okay? Lots of hugs your way!

      almost 8 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar
      Lirasgirl33 (Best Answer!)

      Yes I have gone through this, and your mind will think a mile a minute if you allow it to. I agree with packerbacker to write down and ask important questions each time you see your doctor. Without the answers to your questions your mind will never leave you alone. Also, once you do have answers, give your mind a break from cancer thoughts. I know that sounds almost impossible to do but you can. Just try to keep busy during the day, listen to music, read a book, do small chores around the house, etc. Also, at night I go to sleep in prayer. I thank God for giving me strength through all this. I thank him for being in control. I thank him for another day I've gotten to share with my loved ones. I ask him to help me rest and to continue giving me peace of mind. I sleep like a log. :) Sending virtual hugs your way.

      almost 8 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      You are in the worst part of this whole journey. WAITING!!!!! I knew I had cancer for almost 2 weeks before I actually found out they type and treatment plan. All of your thoughts are perfectly normal. Try to keep your chin up.

      almost 8 years ago
    • SpunkyS's Avatar

      This is probably the hardest time - waiting. I too did all the scenarios, and all of them worse than what the cancer team ended up presenting. Seems my mind went into a mode that could not process anything too long or too deep. I looked for simple mind occupying tasks - easy games and reading even a kid's coloring book.. Hope all goes well with your treatment.

      almost 8 years ago
    • Modern's Avatar

      I spent a week in the hospital waiting for results to come back from my biopsie and I absolutely hated the wait but I tried to focus on other stuff in this instance Netflix was rather helpful lol. But when I finally got that I was stage four I freaked but a few deep breaths and a large bowl of ice cream later I realized dosent matter to me what stage it is I still have some fighting to do. My suggestion keep busy till results come back then buckle down for treatment cause it'll be a bit if a ride. Good luck to you man and let me know if I can help :)

      almost 8 years ago

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