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    pakb56 wrote on leepenn's wall

    You posed the link to your blog on another response, I just read you entire blog. You are amazing. Your blog is insightful, humourous, informational and inspirational.

    You have a wonderful attitude and your approach to this rotten journey is great! I want to be just like you! Thank you for sharing!

    Wishing you the best for your surgery.

    Take Care and Be Well!
    Pat

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    pakb56 wrote on Kierana's wall

    Kierana I understand how you feel. Being recently diagnosed myself, the feelings of shock, bewildered, anger are a constant struggle. My diagnosis came as quite a shock as I was totally not expecting to hear I had cancer (although in hindsight maybe I should have) and I don't think I stopped crying for 2 weeks straight.

    I went through the "why me" stage and then reading the stories of so many others both here and the cancer survivors boards I recognized "why not me". I started thinking of everyone that is so much younger than me and the children.

    It is hard but I try to maintain a positive outlook and not dwell on it constantly. However, as I am about to embark on the treatment stage, that may become more difficult.

    One thing that I am told is for sure is hair loss. Funny how, with everything else to be concerned with, I dwell on that. I feel as if it is a visible message that says hey everybody, look at me, I have cancer and I have a feeling of embarrassment. When I thought thinking like that just isn't right I asked the sisters if that was weird. The responses were comforting in that others had the same feelings.

    Regarding your decision, keep in mind it is not set in stone and with recommendations from your physicians you can go a different route. When faced with these decisions I always want to ask the doctor "what would you do if this was you or your family?"

    Take care and be well,
    Pat

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    pakb56 wrote on Heidi's wall

    My heartfelt thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): First round of Carbo/Taxol scheduled for Feb 15. 3 rounds, 1 every 3 weeks. Then 6 weeks of radiation and 3 more rounds of chemo.