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    Music!!

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      Ydnar2xer

      It's terrific that you've found something that helps you get through all of this **** connected with cancer. My thing was wearing goofy wigs (Mullets, ie) to treatment and making people laugh...or at least, smile. Whatever it takes, keep it going...and going...and going! :-)

      about 4 years ago
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      Lirasgirl33

      Same here Sheryl. :) I love music and it has helped me so much during not just treatment but my whole life. Music has the power to change your mood. Instantly! I make sure to listen to music that makes me wanna boogie too! Hahaha! :D

      about 4 years ago
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      Mel

      Get down tonight! get down tonight!.. lol..
      I also Love! music and can say I listen to everything also just depends on what I'm feeling that day. But I am constently having something on car, home, etc. When I had my MRI breast biopsy I was so thrilled they had music in there and they were like what do you want to listen to... Yes!!. :)

      about 4 years ago
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    sheryl1986 wrote on mkjetset's wall

    Hello, thank you so much for your response. I have recieved alot of positive responses which have all helped but you sound alot like me. I was very busy, and active prior to treatment and after I am like a bump on the log. I did go to the gym today and walked for 20 minutes which helped alot...and i love to be outside but that "energy: level. luckily I have lots of friends that understand and are more patient with me than I am. Will be headed back to work next week but only working part time for a while. This I know will help my head..maybe not my body..but this to shall pass. Have a great day!

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      geekling

      Lets face it.The treatments are both debilitating and humiliating, or they were that way for me. In the midst of radiation, I realized that not everything I'd been told about it was Gospel. During the treatments I often thought of WW II concentration camp victims and of how I'd volunteered for this. The experience is debilitating, dehumanizing, and, in some cases, as victims, we are mutilated. Somehow, in my case, the idea of cure was different for the doctors than it was for me. I thought my health would be restored. The docs simply wanted to remove the cancer, despite diminishing me in the process and that is what happened.

      I felt like a ghost when the treatments were done. The folks who I'd always thought were there so I could feel better when I was sick had made me feel worse and told me they were done. I've been told that treatment is different in Europe in that after the hospitals finish with you, you are sent for rest and rejuvination for a few weeks. Who amongst us would not have felt 10,000 times better with meals being prepared, very light exercise, massage, and hydrotheraphy and such things as are rehabilitating?

      The whole thing is barbaric but it is what we have and have settled for what we have despite the whole concept being so unrealistic ... OK your treatments are done, back to life, back to work .. as if that were possible for so many of us.

      For me, not only was I weak as a drowning kitten, but I'd been tossed aside and felt like a ghost which was not in tune with the rest of the population. Someone described it as some sort of limbo but that is too kind a word.

      It took me 6 months of slow recovery to get strong enough, both in body and mind, to be able to begin to try to recover my strength.

      Be kind and patient with yourself.

      over 4 years ago
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      mkjetset

      I finished treatment Dec. 8, 2012. I, too, was upbeat and positive during treatment. I had a purpose and that was to kick this cancer in the butt, literally! Now, I find myself trying to get back to 'normal' but struggling to do so. I have to remember that my body is still fighting the good fight. I am still recovering. And it will take time. I know that when I can get even the smallest amount of physical activity, I feel better. Some days I can go hiking. Other days, a trip to the grocery store is about all I can manage. But I definitely see a steady improvement. I think I am still experiencing a kind of delayed emotional reaction. And that's okay. I indulge it for a short time then find something to distract me. Hey, we've earned every emotion we experience. Just know you're not alone and it does get better!

      over 4 years ago
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      ter303

      Thanks to all of you who posted. I too am having a hard time dealing with my emotions and it is so nice to know I'm not a lone. I was upbeat and positive during treatment, I was on a mission - no time to feel sorry for myself. Now treatment is over and I can't believe what I did and went through. I feel my wonderful family and friends think I should be all happy and having fun. It's not that easy. All I want to do is watch tv and eat. Im still in recovery and know it will take time. Sooooo, today I will take a walk, eat healthy and count my blessings. Thanks again.

      about 4 years ago
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    sheryl1986 wrote on gsusan's wall

    hi gsusan: all is getting better!! And I know what you mean. I am okay with loosing weight..i was heavey when I started. Do you have an appetite? Mine isn't great and it bugs my friends but what i try to explain to them is that if i am not that active, I am not hungry. I know my energy is low and that bugs me more that not eating or loosing some weight. Treatment is all done. Are you almost done??