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First, it was just chemo after the bilateral. Now, it's a different set of chemo and radiation. At this point, the psychological blows have me reeling more than the disease itself. Everything feels so completely out of control. Very frustrated...

Kay Brouse Profile
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anonymous

Stage 2B Patient over 7 years
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Kay, The good thing about diagnosis is it is an everchanging work in progress. They are tailor-making the treatment for you and those rotten cells you want to get rid of. We can completely understand the fear that goes along with uncertainty. It is the worst. Once they settle on a course of treatment, you have a definite path. I would grab whoever is the leader of the team and settle him/her down for a serioius talk. This storm you are trying to ride out right now will get better. Your emotional trip is a rocky one, but you will make it. Hang in there darlin' it will smooth out. Big brave hugs to you, take care, Sharon
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Life is Good! Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2003
    I feel for you! The cancer journey is an emotional roller coaster! We understand the feeling of
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Life is Good! Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2003
    Oops! ....things being out of our control. Wishing you minimal side effects and hope and pray your doctors came up with the best treatment for you! Take care and please keep in touch. We are here for you!
    over 7 years Comment Flag
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Maybe a good talk with the oncologist to explain the strategy . My plan was fairly simple and straight forward but after each decision another fork in the road required another decision. Hang in there.
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • terri best Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    Everyone has such good responses. I see by your bio that you have a close family like I do. Lean on them. I don't know what I'd do without mine. All the ladies on this site are so wonderful in sharing all of their knowledge and support but don't forget to get your family to rally around you too when you need them. Sending big hugs your way!!!
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Linda Williams Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    I'm sorry, sometimes it's a matter of finding the right "cocktail" there can be some very hard days but please read the post by Carolyn Boatner! but you can get through it just hold on, sometimes we just need to sit down and cry then dust ourselves off and come back stronger. prayers for you!!
    over 7 years Flag
    • Kay Brouse Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      I've actually copied Carolyn's post, printed it out, and put it in a place I frequently can see it. Guess I'm just having one of my "moments" I guess. If I could just get this team of doctors to give me some solid answers and come up with a battle...

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      I've actually copied Carolyn's post, printed it out, and put it in a place I frequently can see it. Guess I'm just having one of my "moments" I guess. If I could just get this team of doctors to give me some solid answers and come up with a battle plan, I would know where to plant me feet and stand my ground, you know? But instead, every time I see them, they rip the last plan away and come up with something totally different. Consequently, I'm spending more and more time feeling completely disconnected from my body. Almost as if I'm watching all of this as 3rd person.

      over 7 years Flag
    • Linda Williams Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      I understand, who recommended your team of doctors? Can you talk to your family Dr. explain the problems and your feelings ask him or her to talk to them and get you so plain answers or maybe recommend another team. This is a hard enough time, you...

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      I understand, who recommended your team of doctors? Can you talk to your family Dr. explain the problems and your feelings ask him or her to talk to them and get you so plain answers or maybe recommend another team. This is a hard enough time, you need and deserve definitive answers! It's your body and your life don't back down until they give you a solid game plan and don't be afraid to see another Dr if you can't get answers..Your in my thoughts and prayers and please keep me posted.

      over 7 years Flag
  • André Roberts Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    It is all over whelming. Take a deep breath, cry, scream, laugh & pray. You are strong & will defeat this!!! Hang in there, it does get better. Prayers to you.
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Korrie Perez Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    I am so sorry for you. I am just beginning this barbarick torturous process. I don't know how you've done it this long but hats off, no my head is bald. Hats on to you. I wish I was close to wherever you are cuz I'd give ya a big giant huggz n let go till you felt better. If that's possible.
    over 7 years Flag
    • Kay Brouse Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      {{{{HUGS}}}}
      I've been through the complete double mastectomy. I've shaved my head so I can practice wrapping scarves, and I've had my first dose of chemo. I try to keep my head held high and my faith in Survival bigger than life. Every once in a...

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      {{{{HUGS}}}}
      I've been through the complete double mastectomy. I've shaved my head so I can practice wrapping scarves, and I've had my first dose of chemo. I try to keep my head held high and my faith in Survival bigger than life. Every once in a while, though, my voice becomes shaky, and the tears flow, and nothing I do can stop them.
      We are the Warriors that are going through Hell and are fighting our way to the other side.
      The best way to learn about the unknown road ahead is to listen to the Survivors that have come back. I am so thankful for every success story, every piece of advise, every word of encouragement. Everyone on this site has been such a God sent.
      Thank you for the hug today. Should you ever need one yourself, I'll be there.

      over 7 years Flag
    • Korrie Perez Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      Me, I'm rocking the baldness too. I did it cuz it felt like the only thing I could control. Going in for MRI Now. Its always just so sad being here to me. All I hear is blablabla from healthy people in the office all around me.

      over 7 years Flag

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