• When the treatments get you so beat down that you don't know how you'll keep going, what inspires you?

    Asked by Julianna on Saturday, June 29, 2019

    When the treatments get you so beat down that you don't know how you'll keep going, what inspires you?

    I have almost given up a few times, and just about when I've decided that I'm done something jars me out of the funk and I start thinking that no, I'm not done yet. My granddaughter, once my dog jumped in my lap and started licking me, and another I just walked outside and was wandering around my yard looking at flowers.

    I still worry that I will get down and depressed and nothing will come save me again.

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      It is all in my past now, but I prayed. Some days, especially post-transplant, I could barely muster the energy, but I offered prayer.

      19 days ago
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar
      Lynne-I-Am

      When I was going through frontline treatment what kept me going was my family and the goals I set for a future with them . Through the surgery and the chemo, I kept looking forward. Many survivors mention that “ one day at a time,” and that was so true for me. I also connected with other survivors on line and gained determination and inspiration from their journeys. , You are already benefiting from the simple things life offers , a granddaughter, loving pet, and nature’s wonders, keep looking forward “ one day at a time , and when needed reach out to a friend, a family member, another survivor , and if so inclined reach out in prayer.

      19 days ago
    • PattyMarie's Avatar
      PattyMarie

      My kids and grandkids first, then I just have found a new appreciation for everything in life. If you just take a deep breath and look around most of us can find lots of things to be thankful for.

      19 days ago
    • IKickedIt's Avatar
      IKickedIt

      Honestly? It wasn't about me. Actually, yes, I cried at the thought of not seeing my sons graduate high school, not being able to help them choose where they'd go to college and not see whether they'd attain their career dreams, and all those things that immediately come to mind when diagnosed.

      But in reality, it was always about how my loved ones' lives would be shattered without me. How my children wouldn't have their mother at their graduations, how they wouldn't be able to share the news of a job interview or offer with me, or the mother-son dance at their weddings or their children not having their grandmother.

      And how it would be so devastating for my parents to have to bury their other child (my only other sibling, my brother, had passed away 15 years earlier), and for my husband to have to be a parent alone. Thinking of the importance of my role in their lives is what kept me focused and fighting.

      18 days ago

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