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    Eps23 asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    Need help with overwhelming sadness.

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      BoiseB

      I am sending you my prayers. I lost my father a little more than a year before I was diagnosed with my first cancer, When I was diagnosed I had not finished the grief process. I actually thought my symptoms (which should have alerted me to cancer were caused by grief) Please seek a grief counselor

      over 3 years ago
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      My mother was my cancer supporter, and she passed away last winter (after I completed treatemnt for 2 different types of cancer). I will miss her support, but I have my sister and my nieces who will step up and encourage me. I wanted to quit everyday of my treatment. When I was told I would need treatment for 6-9 months, I didn't think I could stand it. Even labor goes faster than that. Needless to say, I made it, only to be diagnosed with a new cancer 8 months after completing the original treatment. There was no way I was up to another battle, but my mother was still in my corner, with her positive outlook. So, cheer up, and fight on.

      over 3 years ago
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      Thanks for opening up to your WhatNext support system. It is a blessing to be able to reach out to others who are experiencing similar journeys. Take one day at a time and know that your Dad is alive in your heart. Find a support system and hold on to their comfort and nurturing words. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.......I am praying for you....God knows.

      over 3 years ago
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    Hi there, just saw your post, found it really interesting since I am currently receiving external radiation, but will need the fun and ever popular internal radiation, then chemo for a grand finale. It's nice to know the radiologist was so nice. Never dreamed they had to measure! Just when I think I cannot get more embarrassed! Hang in there. Glad you will be going back to a job where you have a support system.

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      good morning, yesterday was my second time and I think I actually handled it quite well and it went really quickly..everyone at the hospital was so kind and caring. Once I knew what to expect and saw the gamma room before I went for the first appointment I felt like I had educated myself enough to feel confident in what was going to be happening...I met a lady in the waiting room who was getting her treatment right after me for uterine cancer too and she said she was so nervous the first time they had to sedate her. She is claustrophobic but not knowing what to expect during her first treatment she got herself so anxious she just about passed out on the nurses the first time...

      Today I took off from work as last time I was kind of pooped it's a very odd feeling I cannot describe to people. The fatigue starts in my head and then it just hits me. Is that how it is with external radiation?

      Business is a funny thing - they are glad to see me back and say oh don't push it but of course are calling to see when such and such a project will be completed and on other priorities. It's a difficult balance between taking care of yourself overall in your life now that we've been zonked with the 'c' word and making sure you still can maintain a job and being fortunate to do so.

      I appreciate the post. Enjoying the cool morning and then going to buy a new flag for Memorial Day. The best time of day for me is to sit on my porch and have coffee and enjoy listening to the birds - no matter what time of year it is wonderful. FIND THE JOY.

      about 4 years ago
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    Thanks so much for the laugh. I rescued a dog two months before my diagnosis. I will be sure he does not sleep in my room during chemo! Feel better.

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      Oh you'll be fine. It was pretty much my own fault. When I came home from that first chemo, I felt pretty good and ate a full dinner. But, I also was wearing a chemo pump so my chemo actually went on for 3 days. I thought I was Wonder Woman. I found out that night I wasn't. hahaha. That was over a year ago. Glad you rescued a dog, rescued pets are the best.

      about 4 years ago
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    Thank you for giving us a heads up on Lisa. Well wishes have been sent!

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