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    When I was diagnosed one of the first thoughts that came to mind was, what am I putting in my body? I'll be done with treatment in the next few months or so and am terrified of the cancer coming back! Haven't been scared the whole time, but that is my biggest fear! So I'm thinking ahead of things I should be putting in and on my body. Does anybody else think about or use all natural products?? I'm not even sure if it helps that much, but it couldn't hurt right?!

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Today is my third treatment and I'm dreading it! I'm really emotional today. Of course it's been a rough six months. We lost my father in law in July, I got diagnosed in September, my mother in law passed away the day before Thanksgiving, my boyfriend can't get his driver's license because he doesn't have a social security card and he can't get a social security card without a driver's license, my son hates school and I don't know how to help him, and now, we're having to get the car worked on! As if we're not broke already! I completely understand it could be so much worse, but really 2011jQuery15208733818213182924_1322834951385 Can we at least spread some of this crapp stuff out over a few years so we don't get hit all at once!

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    Celebration (Cancer is shrinking): After the first treatment, in a little over two weeks, I could already feel my collar bone!! Both sides have gone down significantly! :) No swollen lymph nodes under my arms either!

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I'm taking the R-CHOP and after my first treatment I was just really tired and achy after about the third day. It was hard realizing there were certain things I couldn't do. Simple things like going to the store, and needing a riding cart!! As ridiculous as I felt, I sure appreciated it after shopping for a little bit. I have a bit of a stressful job in customer service and I stopped doing anything stressful because stress is definitely not good for your body, and I took on light duty. I left work early a few days because I just didn't feel well. At home, nothing got done!! My house was such a mess! It drove me nuts, but I knew I needed to rest and not push myself. I was just too tired and wanted to lie down and rest. I had mouth sores and used baking soda, salt, and warm water to help soothe them and they went away in less than a week. Almost like clockwork, I would wake up at four am everyday because of the steroids. No matter what time I went to bed I was up as early as two am sometimes, but no later than four. Before I started treatment I would wake up at least once a night in pain and after the first treatment I just woke up, but at least I wasn't in pain! But I had a good week after about two weeks of feeling bad and an even better week after that. I just had so much more energy, and I felt so much better.