Hi, I have just recovered, well still recovering from throat cancer and had a horrible time of it. I ended up in emergency a few times and got very sick. I had bad luck with every procedure and have been left with ptsd. I have now been told I have lung cancer and need chemo and imuno but not sure I can go through with it. the main reason is I reacted badly to the chemo and also the Peg I had put in was totally disabling for me and got badly infected many times. When I wanted to get it out there was no one at the hospital to do it so i had to go to a private doctor and get it ripped out. not nice. So I am not sure I can go through the two year of treatment and am especially freaked out about the thing that has to be implanted in my chest for two years. the decision to get treatment or not haunts me day and night. Anyway , I feel a little better for venting, thank Doug. 🤔
Hello Doug, so sorry that cancer has returned to your body. Sorry that you have been traumatised by your previous treatment. I can understand that. My first chemo treatment gave me an anaphylactic reaction and I thought I’d made the biggest mistake of my life! My lovely specialist adjusted all the chemo doses and I was able to finish my 6 months of treatment. Maybe if you express all your fears to your specialist they can reassure you with a decision. I pray that you will have wisdom with what you decide to do 🙏💕 Linda
I sympathise entirely. I went through chemo and radiotherapy for lung cancer for a year, was in remission for a while and was then advised I needed chemo again. I dreaded it, knowing what was coming, but by being frank and open (sometimes hard for a bloke) with my Oncologist we were able to balance the dial dosage and frequency to much better effect.
I also took a long hard look at myself and those around me, and asked myself what would be worse- either avoiding the treatment but knowing that I would eventually deteriorate and impact not just myself but my friends and family, or take the treatment knowing I was positively fighting this horrible thing, on behalf of me and my friends and family.
Those things combined gave me a better mental outlook and made the decision to go ahead a no-brainer.
“Do it for Doug”… and I wish you all the best
Thanks heaps for that, It makes me feel a bit better hearing that you went through a bad time and came out ok. I decided to talk to my oncologist and she was very understanding and suggested I get some therapy before going ahead. All the best Doug
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