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    miraclesr4u asked a questionMalignant Mesothelioma

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      barryboomer

      Does anybody else HERE wish the nightmare would JUST BE OVER. I feel I've been Emotionally, Mentally and sometimes physically Abused for the past 18 Months. It is Exhausting Some days like TODAY....Weird new pains and new nodes and just a real Pain....I can make everything worse IF I start to ruminate and it just snowballs from there. Hoping tomorrow will be a better day.
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      over 5 years ago
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      pasadenamama

      Some days I was very happy other days I wanted to hurt the next person that asked if I was okay.It is normal to go through various emotions.I found that laughter and doing things (within reason) that I did before chemo helped.

      over 5 years ago
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      OliverV

      I find that since my diagnosis I well up more easily, like during movies or even stories on TV, or when I see a cute animal. But I also enjoy life more, like sunny days, or the mocking bird that wakes me almost every morning, singing from my roof antenna. But I've always been afraid of giving in to despair, so I haven't allowed myself to really cry. Everyone is different, and a good cry may be cathartic for some, but don't let yourself be dragged down.
      Getting my diagnosis 26 months ago was devastating, but I dealt with it in my usual way. After a few days of shock, I sat down and tried to find the positive. Hey, no kidding - sometimes you have to dig for it, and it certainly doesn't outweigh the rest, but: Good parking! Free parking at any meter! Taking some time off work and doing things I enjoy, like traveling.
      But of course, I can't escape the roller coaster completely. If I get out of breath, or I have some pain in my chest, or my breath rattles a bit, it is some work to not get bogged down in what-ifs. And I feel like having a ticking time bomb in my chest. So I try to make every day count and not get stressed about my to-do list for the day, but enjoy. Sometimes that means getting a ton of stuff done, sometimes I just veg. Helps that I know my affairs are all settled. Made a Living Trust within a couple of months of my diagnosis, so one big worry off my mind.
      Oh, one more thing that helps me: Statistics are really lousy for Meso, so make sure you know that you are NOT a statistic. You can be one of those that beat the odds. Plus the stats are all done on data that is a few years old, and there have been a lot of advancements in treatment, so you should really expect to do better than the stats say.

      about 5 years ago
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    Side Effects (Nausea/Vomiting): I've had chemo toxicity. It's been rough.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy)

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    Decision Point (To finish taking chemo treatment. )

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