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    sbmontgomery asked a questionBrain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults

    Does anyone ever feel guilty? Telling your family that today you just can't do something or you help with something.

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      I'd like to thank everyone who responded to my question. It really is great to know I'm not the only one who feels this way. Thanks for being my friends when I need them. No one really understands except the ones who are going on this journey with me.

      almost 3 years ago
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      We all have good days and bad days. Days when you can do it all, yourself, and days when you need help to do the little "Normal" things that life brings. Today, I washed two windows and washed the curtains. I used to do them all in a day, sometimes, two, but now, I'm just happy to get a few things done each day. We all have to go at our own pace, as we are still recovering. It's hard, but we will get through this.

      almost 3 years ago
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      It's been over a year since my chemo and radiation and almost a year for radiation to brain. I still have days where I feel like a wet rag. You SHOULD NOT feel guilty about not being able to do stuff sometimes you have been through a lot. Hopefully your family understands that.

      almost 3 years ago
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    sbmontgomery asked a questionBrain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults

    When does the pain stop after chemo and rad?

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      You and me both my friend. I'm 5 months out. There have been times when I've over exerted myself and have suffered the concequences afterwards. However, I have noticed that I'm getting more muscle back and the time spent being sore is getting shorter. Healing time and after effects of treatment vary from person to person. Continue communicating any symptoms to your doc. Hang in there. Hugs.

      almost 3 years ago
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      I agree the time to recover varies by person and treatment, age, diet, all sorts of factors. I am coming up on three years from the last chemotherapy treatment for brain cancer and still have occasional joint pain and aches. More frequently still get tired more easily than I used to. Have faith, remain positive and focus on less strenuous exercise and eliminating foods from your diet that may contribute to your symptoms. For me it was grains and carbs.

      almost 3 years ago
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      sbmontgomery,

      Hang in there! Your question reminded me of our experience pages. There is one on chemotherapy and also on radiation therapy. There are a lot of personal insights from WhatNexters - perhaps you will find one or both helpful.

      http://www.whatnext.com/experiences/drug-therapy/chemotherapy
      http://www.whatnext.com/experiences/radiation/all

      Best wishes,
      David

      almost 3 years ago
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