Hello everyone here, I am in week 4 of treatment for head and neck cancer and this is the harshest thing I've ever had to go through. Chemotherapy weekly and radiation daily are making me feel so ill. Slowly I am not getting to do the things I love. I feel worse every day, but I hope the treatment works and I will live. I am just sending huge love out there to you all battling a sickness. Sometimes I try to make sense of why anyone has to go through this and then I realise, it's all just random. You are not alone. Reach out if you'd like a chat. I am trying to stay grateful and positive, it's really really tough.
Thank you for sharing your story. Just know that you are so brave. Even embarking on this treatment journey is a huge step. I begin mine tomorrow. We will get there together, just taking a day at a time and leaning on eachother's positivity.
Hello Heidi the Brave.
Good on you for fighting this. I have gone through similar with a tumour removed from my lower jaw and then then an intensive round of radiation to follow. It was a very challenging time and the side effects were just plain awful. But worth it as I’m still here 2 years on and life has gradually returned to normal - apart from not liking the taste of chocolate anymore (a good thing 😜). I know it’s hard but it’s important to stay positive, keep fighting and just take one day at a time. Xx
Thank you so much for your message. It fills me with hope after chemo and radiation today.
I am so grateful you reached out to help me gather strength to make it through another day of this harsh treatment.
I am so glad you're ok!
Wishing you all the very best too my new friend.
Oh my goodness Yas1!
The side effects are brutal indeed and I am so sorry you had to go through that!
So much suffering.
Look at you reaching out to help fellow sufferers to let us know you made it!
Yeah chocolate makes you fat (hahaha)
I'd be happy being able to taste absolutely anything at this point and I hope it comes back. I love tasting food.
One day at a time is perfect advice.
Stay in touch, I am so grateful in this toughest fight of my life.
Much love and best wishes,
Thank you fro checking in. End of day 3 for me and I still have a couple more days back to back before a 3 day break. I am fatigued, experiencing nausea here and there (randomly), headache that lingers (I have never suffered from headaches, a few here and there in the past, but never consistent like this, no amount of food, water or sugar is decreasing it so I know it's definitely the chemo). Just taking it day by day. How are you Heidz? Thinking of you. Hope you're keeping strong.
Sorry for any late replies. If you want to ever chat on **bleep**, messenger we can do that - more streamlined.
Be part of this supportive community