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    Julesmom asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Since your diagnosis do you stress over everything? To the point of wanting to control everything?

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      GregP_WN

      I have been on both sides of this. I am in business and have to be in control of everything or things don't get done right or done at all. But on the other hand, I don't worry about some of the things that happen every day in either our personal lives or business lives. But If I had to say how has cancer changed my thinking on this I would say I worry less about things and stress less. But when you're in business it's really hard to not stress

      1 day ago
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      Bengal

      I do tend to stress out about my health issues. Not just the cancer, which came out of the blue, but my high blood pressure ( both my mother and grandmother had crippling strokes) and many of the drugs recommended for depression, anxiety, sleep issues, pain relief and the AI 's can raise blood pressure. I also tend to get stressed by all the treatment side effects. I never signed up for any of this! But the everyday stuff? I've kind of developed a "who cares" attitude.

      1 day ago
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      Carool

      I’m a lifelong worrier, anti-anxiety meds or not. Before I developed cancer, I worried I’d get some form of cancer. Now, long after my breast cancer, I’m forever worried I’ll get another cancer. And I never run out of other things to worry over.

      Bengal, same as you, I’m trying to say to myself “Who cares?” and “What will be, will be.” And one “positive” about having had cancer is that, if I get another cancer, I’m able to tell myself, “You got through treatment once, and you can do it again.” Sigh.

      about 10 hours ago
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    Even though I've been in the middle of my own fight I've always tried to help others get through theirs too.

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      Phoenix76

      Thanks for the post! I find that when we help others, we get a boost too! :-)

      25 days ago
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    Julesmom asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Did any of you have fingernail or toenail issues during chemo?

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      Bengal

      My nails became very brittle. I had to be careful and keep them clipped really short or they would break or split, sometimes painfully.

      26 days ago
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      TerriL

      My nails also became very brittle during Taxol and I am still having problems with them. Possibly the six months on Xeloda after the Taxol did not help at all.

      25 days ago
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      Skyemberr

      My nails get brittle and all seem to break at the same time on chemo. After that growth is slow until I really start to get it out of my body. My manicure said she can feel a bump on each mail where the chemo had happened and that it stays there until it finally grows all the way out from the base of my nail.

      25 days ago
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    Even though I'm still emotional about finishing chemo and having a chance to catch up with my life that kept rolling, I feel like I am some sort of superhero. I'm soooo happy to have won this round!