Hello, Im Ellah. I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Endometrial Cancer in March, had my surgery on the 23rd of March where they took out my cervix, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and lymph nodes. All have cancer. I just finished my 2nd round of chemo carboplatin and paclitaxel. Im alone, isolated, and the one person that has been my support, up and left. Too much. I look at myself in the mirror and i see a tired, bloated bald person who has been plucked, pulled, poked and stitched up together. Definitely dont feel like a woman. Discarded and not at all important. I have 4 more rounds to go then radiation. I have no idea how im going to have the strength to do those.
How does anybody cope?
😔 I can relate! (Sadly)
I was diagnosed in April with metaplastic triple negative breast cancer. I’ve had 4 rounds of AC chemo (horrible) and now on 12 weekly rounds of Taxol.
I’m alone too and have been alone for years.
it was hard to ask for support and I still do everything I can myself, but I am starting to sink into despair.
the reflection in the mirror you describe is also me: bloated, bald, and be-scarred. I get a shock when I see myself. I never realised that Peter Dutton was missing his eyebrows and eyelashes as well as hair until I started to look like his sister!
Alone, discarded, not at all important - that also sums up my feelings.
i went to a Look Good Feel Better day with Cancer Council, but it only made me feel lonelier as everyone there had partners and. children.
I think people on their own have different issues. I wish there was a support group for single people!!! Somewhere to be open about these feelings without fear of being misunderstood. Maybe set up a mutual help group…
Anyway, I mainly just wanted to say I get it. You’re not alone with these feelings.
I wish you brighter and happier days ahead, days where you don’t feel so alone….
thanks for being so open and honest. It helped ne not feel so alone too!!
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