i got sick weeks after graduating college and getting married at 23. i'm now close to 27 and still fighting. i've had countless chemos, okay,not countless, 43. i'm exhausted . i've had two major surgeries (one to remove right colon and one to take both ovaries and assorted lymph nodes, etc) . i'm in menopause, and i feel like i just finished puberty.
i've stayed really positive for over 3 years, and i still am, but i'm getting tired. i feel like i'm just stuck waiting to start my life and hoping i get to have one.i know how your nephew feels. most people seem to either beat it and finish up chemo or they don't make it. i feel like i'm just hanging on constantly.i'm just sick of feeling like i'm 70 instead of 26.i've switched doctors twice, but seems like they just want to "make me comfortable" , they don't give hope for recovery. i have a strong desire to spite them and prove them wrong. yes, that's it, spite shall keep me alive.ha,ha. i really am postive, i'm just feeling a little fiesty today, bad day at the office. anyhow, i'll quit rambling and i hope your nephew cheers up.-p.s. is anybody out there in the portland, oregon metropolitan area???i could use a cancer buddy.