Jan 19, 2018 09:14AM wallan wrote:
Hugs to you and sorry for your diagnosis. Its a stressful time.
My husband tried to influence my treatment decision. I was presented with the option to enter a clinical trial or take the standard Canadian treatment at the time. I opted for the clinical trial. I am glad I did because I have not had a recurrance for 14 years now. My husband acted hurt and it was hard to talk with him at the time, but he accepted it and we moved on.
My opinion is when people who love you are scared and afraid they will lose you, they want some control to feel like they are doing something. Some people, (like our mothers especially) think they know whats best.
I followed my gut and I don't regret it. I realized I needed to do what is right for me because it is my life afterall, not my husbands or mothers. I am the one going thru treatment and facing cancer in my body. I also benefited from pampering, taking care of myself and focussing on myself. If other people (like my husband) did not support that, I can't help them. I need me.
Good luck to you and another hug! These boards are amazing for support.