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    minowfl asked a questionLung Cancer

    Does anyone else feel lost now that they're not doing chemo or seeing ONC all the time? Or is it just me?

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      grnygole

      I think just about everyone feels lost after treatment ends, especially not having the caring support you were receiving during treatment. If you can find a survivor support group to help you in your transition, that might be the best answer, but joining a church community or some other group centered around one of your interests will help keep you busy and distract you from worry and fear. Another option is to volunteer to help out somewhere, like a soup kitchen. You may feel odd for awhile, but just getting out and into things will help you to eventually get back into a more normal routine. XXX luck to you.

      about 4 years ago
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      Beaner54

      I finished chemo and radiation. My next appt isn't until late Aug and I find myself already missing the treatment team. It does feel like leaving the nest yet who would truly want to return? I struggle to stay positive and adjust to my "new life" as it presents itself. Best wishes to you.

      about 4 years ago
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      Ron

      Yes i do! Wish I was working! Living with wife. With bad depression she sits and watchs TV all day! Boring, I do all cleaning and it angers me but not much help to you!

      about 4 years ago
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    I am in remission right now. I have all my scans in the past 6 wks. They have all come back negative. But, my scans have been coming back negative after 4 months of chemo.
    I finished chemo Feb. 1,2012.
    I don't want to sound ungrateful or anything. But, my question is now what? I know enjoy life, stop to smell the roses. But, does anyone else feel lost after not going to chemo and seeing ONC all the time? Or is it just me.
    It was part of a routine and now it isn't there anymore
    I still am seeing my ONC every 3 months and having my port flushed every 4 to 6 weeks.
    I am not sure how to explain how I feel.

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      DaveWaz

      You don't need to explain how you feel because so many other people get it. You might want to post this as a question:
      "Does anyone else feel lost after not going to chemo and seeing ONC all the time? Or is it just me?"
      You can elaborate, if you'd like. But I bet you would get a good response.

      about 4 years ago
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    minowfl posted an update

    Ok. I am 54 yrs old not 64. I apologize. But, I can't seem to fix that part.

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      DaveWaz

      When you are on your home page, click anywhere in your journey box. Scroll down a bit and click on "edit diagnosis profile." You should be able to change your age there. If you have any questions, please email us at contactsus (at) whatnext (dot) com.

      about 4 years ago