Apr 12, 2019 11:46AM PiperKay wrote:
HappyAnyway, I like your attitude! Even your screen name shows your intent to get through this with positivity and optimism! Good start! Of course we all have moments of weakness when the tears start flowing for no apparent reason - or maybe a really good reason. Either way, you're not alone!
Things do move fast. Six months ago I had cancer but didn't know it. Since then, I've had mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies, surgery, port installation, 4 cycles of chemo, and am just about to start radiation.
I lost most but not all of my hair, too, though I shaved it all off early on and chose not to go the wig route. Now I have a whole wardrobe of hats, beanies, scarves, turbans, headbands, etc., and I'm even going to go completely bald headed occasionally once the warmer weather stays put. Luckily I've still got some eyebrows and eyelashes, but I've watched enough you tube videos now that had I lost those, I would have been totally prepared to deal with that too.
As for what will you be dealing with? You'll only know once it happens, but I've found that taking things in small bites but with a longer-term plan in mind has been good for me. I deal with the present, what's in front of me now, but I inform myself about next steps well before taking them. Overall, I try to live my life as before and try not to dwell on the cancer stuff any more than I have to. For example, I can get sucked into this site on some days, but I can't let myself do that too often because that's elevating the cancer above where it should be, allowing it to overwhelm me. That's not good. And on that note, I'm going to get off for now. I'm sure you'll get many more posts to boost your positivity and to offer prayers. We're in this together!
EnCOURAGE each other!