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    So depressedd! Help!!!

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      Lirasgirl33 (Best Answer!)

      Hi DaisyDuck, yes this is normal. Having to go through treatment sux. Your body is going through a lot right now and no it doesn't mean you are ungrateful. This whole cancer and treatment thing is a rollercoaster of emotions. For me it was especially hard the first week after chemo. I was sick of feeling sick.and I just wanted to feel like "me" again. I did feel like me again, the week after. So every time I had chemo I had to try my hardest to stay mentally strong and remind myself that better days would come. That I just had to get through the "rough" days, for myself, for my kids, my family, for all those I love... because being here with them is worth it and I would do whatever it took to fight to live, to get through treatment for them. There were also times when I just couldn't on my own and I knew God was with me to give me the strength that I needed. And he did, he gave me the strength and courage to keep on going, to keep putting one foot in front of the other and to continue on the road ahead. You are definitely not alone in how you feel. There will be days when a good cry will be the best thing to let out all the "negative" energy and emotions that can accumulate. I had plenty of those days. But after that good cry, take a deep breath, pick yourself up and keep on. Don't let cancer dim that light in your spirit and the beautiful smile on your face. Continue living and continue fighting. You can do this. We are all here cheering you on. Sending tons of hugs your way.

      over 3 years ago
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      gsbasset

      Besides being tired, I also got very emotionally fragile towards the end of my treatments. Not really depressed, but anxious to get it over with....... cried at sad parts of movies (that never bothered me before when I saw it), could not watch bad news on tv............ it is all normal. There is medication they can give you to help with it. I choose to cope but I know it gets really bad for some people. (((HUGS)))

      over 3 years ago
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      DaisyDuck

      Thank you so much for the kind and encouraging words!! You are all right and I feel so grateful that I am not the only who feels this way. Knowing that you are not alone in this feeling helped me so much. I cant wait to finish my treatment, go out with my own hair, and just simply say that I AM A SURVIVOR!!! Hugs to all of you......

      over 3 years ago
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    Hi everybody! Just finished my 3rd chemo and still have 3 to go. I know I should feel good but I am not. Feels so lousy and so low. Every 1st few days after my chemo, I always feel this way. I do know i have a lot to be thankful for as i am on my way to beating it, but ungrateful as I sound, I just feel so lousy and so low. I cant wait to finishing my treatment!! Is this a side effect of the medicine? Feeling depressed? I feel so violated every time I received the chemo as if my body has betrayed me. i haven't felt any side effects of the chemo except for the loss of hair but i am okay with that as I am comfortable wearing a wig whenever i go out. My boyfriend, bless his heart, has been very supportive and he has been taking good care of me. i dont want to look and sound whing and ungrateful, I am okay on my 2nd and 3rd week, but after the chemo, I just feel so down!! Help!! Is this normal!

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    Just finished my 2nd chemo and still have 4 to go. Am thankful as I haven't experienced any side effects yet except for the hair loss. (had my hair shaved off by my husband as soon as it started to fall in clumps!). No vomiting or nausea or loss of strength. My husband and I think that this is due to me listening to my body after the treatments. Thinking of oily foods makes my stomach rumble so, a few days after treatment, I try to eat light, mostly veggies, fish and lots of fruits!!! So far, so good!! Loss of appetite is usually helped by munching on cucumbers a few min before eating. Then, I am ready to eat something more to keep up my strength. I hope my body's reaction to my next 4 chemo sessions will be this accommodating!!

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      GregP_WN

      That sounds like good progress, I'm happy your doing well with it!

      almost 4 years ago
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