Apr 18, 2012 12:19 AM outsidethebox wrote:
Oh 3 jays... I wish I didn't have to say this, but I relate!
Truly, I believe thats all you can do. Take it all a step at a time.
When I was first diagnosed I waited to start the chemo as I was considering going back to the UK to help my sister with my eldery parents. Both 85 at the time. My sister told me to start the chemo, she could handle things. 2 weeks after I started chemo, my Dad fell and broke his hip. My Mom had Alz and was put in a nursing home.My sister was travelling between the two of them. Just as my dad was recovering, he fell again, and broke his other hip. I couldn't believe it! How had this happened to my life? to me? Eventually both parents had to go to assisted living. The stress on my sister was huge. During my final chemo, my Mom passed away. Now my Dad is settled in a safe environment and now what??? Yes! my beloved sister was diagnosed with BC a few weeks ago! WTH??? It's invasive. She started chemo a week after diagnosis. Its crazy!! I started my reconstruction process 3 weeks ago and as soon as I recover from the surgery for new 'foobs' in a weeks time. I'll be headed to the UK to help take care of my sis when she has her double mastectomy. Her husband is crashing down around her too and they currently have 5 dogs a and 3 cats. I call it distraction.
SO the upshot is.... You are not alone... Hang in there. You have dealt with cancer. You are a strong, vital, amazing woman. Now go do something for yourself. Eat chocolate, or cabbage or whaterever you want. Whatch a funnie movie and if no one esle is laughing with you then so be it.
My son told me the other day, I can't use the cancer card now. Oh really. Well Just watch me!!!
New motto: Eat it and drink it now!
Diagnosis: 7/24/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 1/12 nodes, ER+/PR+