I would like to talk with people who have gone through this treatment for metastatic melanoma. It has been a year since treatments, and still get run down! I need a nap right after breakfast, mid afternoon, and after supper forget it. I am worthless then! In the meantime, I help mom with house work and yard work, however I have to be careful in the sun and heat! I got cancer from the sun, and when I had a job, I got heat exhaustion. I am also helping with dad. He had esophageal cancer. Dad and I are both cancer free now. However dad's surgery took a lot out of him. The radiation affected his lungs. Mom is the glue that holds us together! Sometimes I try to do too much and I run down sooner. We love each other dearly, and we all worry about each other. Sometimes it all gets to be too much for us, and need a total meltdown!
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.