Rob in PA wrote:Thank you all for posts...definitely makes me feel I'm not alone..butt not in a good way.
jean60 wrote:Rob in PA wrote:Thank you all for posts...definitely makes me feel I'm not alone..butt not in a good way.
Rob in PA, thank you for this post that I have read through several times now. This is one that makes me feel I have something to add and makes me feel that I am not alone. I get the sense from reading others' responses that you have accomplished that for a lot of others.
I've had two cataracts, one fixed. One eye that waters like crazy..they tell me that's from dry eye. ?? Worst is the neuropathy in my feet that just gets worse, the venous insufficiency that has developed (I had a DVT during second round of chemo). Arthritis pain is BAD and becoming almost constant. Vaginal stenosis. Balance is a joke. Circulation, energy, functioning mind, ahhh, I don't know any more.
Like everyone else, YES, I am so grateful to be alive. But I don't know what to say to people who ask about my health either. I am supposed to be FINE now. If I make any mention of issues, some people have let me know (very quickly) that I am ungrateful. So, for the most part, I just say I am fine and walk away. And frankly I feel more alone all the time because of that. Posting on this thread was a good small step away from that...THANK YOU Rob in PA
kirac wrote: but I wanted him to try and elimination diet, food journal and meet with the nutritionist that worked specifically with the colorectal cancer patients. .
Nik Colon wrote:. . . mental state has been worse since I ended chemo. . . think I was just focusing on fighting, getting the surgery done and chemo, etc. Now the mental and physical side affects are plaguing . . . trying to get myself back to somewhat normal . . still not over . . . Some truly don't understand . . gets frustrating . . makes you feel worse in a way.
LeonW wrote:Let's continue beating the demon even at these costs; let's also enjoy what's left.
ullefan wrote:I simply CANNOT find any joy in what's left of this body/mind. I embrace "life is suffering" and "I'm here to help the normal human beings (the one's ignorant to the horrors of this world.)" Like I said, it's a dark place--but it keeps me from suicide.
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