I'm so sorry to hear what you have been through, a cancer diagnosis is so scary, that's for sure. I definitely have chemo brain too 😫 😂 ...The surgeries sound a lot 😔 I know I'm still not right after my liver resection 12 weeks ago and definitely underestimated the scale of the surgery. I still feel swollen in my abdomen and uncomfortable. I start cycle 3 tomorrow...then a break before radiation and then more chemo...I'm trying to live by the quote of... 'it's not what happens to you but how we react that matters'...so I'm trying to stay as positive as I can (it's hard sometimes but I have my family around me keeping me busy). I feel like I'm getting through day by day and trying not to think too much of the scale of what is happening around me, then at the end of all of this I will see a psychologist to debrief on what this year has thrown at me. Everyone is different and I hope that in time you will find some sort of peace and acceptance. Good luck on your journey and thank you for sharing your story x
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Hi @Ness1983 , I understand some of what you are feeling. I am a 47 year old mum of 3 daughters, twins aged 15 and a 12 year old. I was diagnosed with a malignant tumour in my liver back in February. I had major liver resection surgery 7 weeks ago today and my surgeon took 65% of my liver (it grows back which is pretty cool). I completely underestimated the scale of the surgery and am only now starting to feel a little bit normal...I started chemo 2 weeks ago and need to do treatment of chemo and radiation for the next 7 months. It has definitely been an emotional roller coaster ride, but staying positive will be detrimental to getting through the next 7 months. I think it is important to let yourself feel the feels and to cry, but you need to pull yourself back into that positive headspace, you really need to dig deep and just take it day by day...I am new to do this forum too, I feel I have lots of support from family and friends but really wanted to reach out and hear what other people are feeling and going through when told they have cancer... Jackie x
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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.