• There are a couple of threads about PTSD down below and what makes you snap back and be in the treatment room again.

    Asked by Julesmom on Thursday, July 25, 2019

    There are a couple of threads about PTSD down below and what makes you snap back and be in the treatment room again.

    I want to know if anyone has a song that makes them do that? I was diagnosed when the song "happy" was really popular, so when I hear it I instantly think about the day I was told I had cancer. And it wasn't a happy day. I now hate that song. What song does this for you?

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    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      Dried cranberries. Years ago, we were served salads with dried cranberries on top. Somehow, I associated the cranberries with treatment. Haven't eaten them since. Fresh cranberries? No problem. Cranberry jelly? Still good. Just those dried ones...

      over 1 year ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Potato soup for me. Not a song, I know. I got SICK just looking at some potato soup that a friend brought me when I was first undergoing chemo. I loved potato soup prior to that, but until just very recently, the very thought of potato soup could make my stomach do flip flops. I'm happy to report that I made us a big batch of potato soup just the other day and it tasted great again, but it took over 6 years for that to happen!

      over 1 year ago
    • Myungclas' Avatar
      Myungclas

      For me it’s the smell of the soap they used in the infusion room bathroom. Years later I was at a conference, and apparently the convention center used that same soap. A wave of nausea hit me the second I smelled it. That’s happened a few times since in random places.

      over 1 year ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      Mine is gingerale. I drank a lot of it during treatment and I don't like it anymore. Too many memories.

      over 1 year ago
    • cak61's Avatar
      cak61

      Fergie-big girls don't cry.

      over 1 year ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Found a new pizza place while on chemo. It was on my way home, and after chemo my tummy was still okay for another day or so. Loved it. Now I can't even go into their restaurant. Go figure. Still like pizza, just not theirs.

      over 1 year ago

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