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    Kp2018 wrote on Coopswifey's wall

    Your WhatNext family is listening. With the fear, loss, misery from treatment and complete upheaval of life brought by cancer, there is so much to grieve. Sometimes, the sadness just overwhelms everything else. Thank you for expressing your feelings so honestly. It helps me to better acknowledge mine, something I'm not good at.

    I look forward to your posts a year from now when you will be able to share your experiences and insights to support others. That time will come.

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    Coopswifey posted an update

    Hi, What Next family.
    It’s been 10 days since my MRM (Modified Radical Mastectomy)
    The surgery went well and I’m now home recuperating. The surgeon says they got it all but are still waiting on the pathology report. The pain has subsided a lot,but mentally I’m having a difficult time dealing with everything. I try not to show it because I don’t want pity. I wake up each morning and I pray and I cry. I am so blessed and grateful that I made it through, It’s just that things are so overwhelming. I’m sure things will get better but I just want to be honest about my feelings. I didn’t have the option of getting reconstruction at the time of surgery, but I can get it later on once I’m healed. I know there are people out here having a more difficult time than myself, and I try to remember that. I pray for all of us and hope that one day they find a cure for this devastating disease. In a few weeks I start chemo again, and hopefully by the end of summer, I will be cancer free.

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      Don't be so hard on yourself. You are allowed to have as much self-pity as you need. I became very withdrawn after my double mastectomy. It lasted about 3 weeks. I don't remember just what snapped me out of it. It might have been when I started chemo. I was determined to get rid of any lingering cancer cells. I will continue to remember you in my prayers. Give yourself time. Take care.

      5 days ago
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    Coopswifey asked a questionBreast Cancer


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    • MarcieB's Avatar

      It is such good news that you have responded well to chemotherapy. I thought recovering from surgery was a piece of cake compared to going through chemo! Please do keep us posted on your progress.

      25 days ago
    • Bug's Avatar

      So glad to hear that your tumors are smaller - that's great. Very best wishes on your surgery. Please let us know how you're doing when you feel up to it. Thinking of you and sending a big, warm hug.

      23 days ago
    • Ashera's Avatar

      I'm with MarcieB! After the most horrendous 6 months of dose-dense chemo - I insisted on taking 5 weeks to recover before I did surgery. I had a lumpectomy and complete axilla dissection, and the healing from that was 'a piece of cake' even with the drain. I'm so glad your tumors shrunk! You'll do fine with surgery - wishing for the best!

      22 days ago
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    Coopswifey wrote on happness's wall

    Hello. Just wanted to know how your treatments are going. Hopefully better. Hang in there.

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      I've had 4 rounds of chemo so far. The first 3 I had lots of problems, so much so that the doctor has banned me from working until all treatments are over. The last round I didn't have but a couple of bad days and no trips to the cancer center. My next round is Monday.

      about 1 month ago
    • Coopswifey's Avatar

      I glad to hear. It’s getting a little better. The same for me. My treatments started off horrible and now they’re a little better. I’m praying for you.

      about 1 month ago
    • happness' Avatar

      Thanks. I will be praying for you too.

      about 1 month ago