Hope the surgery went well. Its a roller coaster ride. I was diagnosed on 5 November with gastric cancer. Mine has been described by my oncologist as "curious" as it does not show up on cat or petscans. Not quite "impressive"!
I am 50 years old and it came out of the blue for me too.
I hear your mood swings, it was a real bugger for me for the first 3 weeks but it settles down once treatment starts.
Good luck with it all.
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Hi Marnie. It's a big comfort to talk to other people who have (or have had) cancer. A great comfort to talk to someone who has the same type of cancer I have. I'm at the very start of my journey. Surgery next week to remove my right kidney...and prognosis after that. That just lifts the anxiety to eleven out of ten. The cancer is very advanced. I've yet to have my lungs checked out. One moment I'm strong and determined, the next just falling apart.
I see you posted this a while ago, so maybe you won't have noticed I replied to your post. But maybe I just need to say something here. Maybe just put my thoughts down, and try to work things out. Because the future now is so clouded, and just leaving all of this in my head is making me dizzy.
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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.