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    Lori wrote on PsGremlin2's wall

    I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer six years ago. Had chemotherapy which I thought was going to kill me. I was out of work for 3 months. Good news is my CA125 is consistently low and my oncologist told me I cured. I hope that having chemo and working gets easier for you.

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      PsGremlin2

      Lori
      Thank you for your encouragement! Chemo is hard and I often downplay how i feel and even eat when i don't want to to keep my family happy. I often don't also tell them when I am sick...I just tell them "not to bad today" Do you think this is wrong?

      about 5 years ago
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    Lori wrote on birdsister's wall

    I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I will be starting radiation next week and then estrogen receptor blockers for 5 years. This is my 2nd bout of cancer. I has ovarian cancer 6 years ago. I need to talk to people who have gone through this process as my family, friends and co-workers all want me to be miss poly ana and say "everything is great" when they ask how I am.

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      justbreathe

      The best policy seems to be with most, be yourself. If you are not feeling well then it is ok to say, this cancer stuff is the pits! I think that it makes other people feel more comfortable when you are"ok". Cancer, chemo, radiation, it takes a hard toll on your body. When you have months of treatment in front of you it is over whelming. I know that I played super hero for some people but others I would simply break down and cry.

      about 5 years ago
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      birdsister

      I understand how you feel. Some days I am just so tired I can't stand it but I still go into work trying to keep myself focused on something other than my cancer. It also helps me feel productive and "normal" I am on estrogen blockers as well. It took some time getting used to but I am feeling better on them.

      almost 5 years ago
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      Cita90

      I understand people around us want to hear we are doing well, but that's not always the case. I was the type of person that always said "I'm good" even when I wasn't. Now the closer I get to surgery the harder it is for me to concentrate. At work I feel unorganized, not knowing where or how to begin my day. When people ask how I am I say, confused, unorganized or I'm having a great/good/hard/bad day, and I feel so good telling it like it is. I know it's hard for those who love or care for us to hear we are not well especially when they can do nothing to make things better. But I also feel that everything may not be okay now, but it will be soon :)

      almost 5 years ago
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