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Topic 'Today I am feeling' - managing emotions

Share how you are feeling and swap tips for managing stress with other members and the online team

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nervous

Started by Anonymous on 04 July 2014 at 13:01

I am two weeks away from my final chemo session (of eight) and am scared of what happens after that. I have stage 4 inoperable stomach cancer and the chemo has slowed down the growth but cannot cure. I am looking forward to not having chemo but at the same time I worry about the future if I am not having any treatment. I am to be monitered every 8 weeks for changes. if there are changes within 12 months the hospital will review treatment. I would like to know if anyone else is in the positon of being in limbo.

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  • From Anonymous
    10 July 2014 at 18:27

    Hi,

    I can so remember how you are feeling now. It was great to have my last chemo but all the time I was wondering would it come back and that atleast the chemo was shrinking the tumour. I am now almost in complete remission all being well after a scan in October I will be discharged.

    I was so scared like yourself, I understand how you are feeling. hospital became such a part of my weekly routine I started to miss going. Weird or what?

    Take care and I am always here to talk to x

     


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    From SusieQ  
    07 July 2014 at 11:49
    Edited on: 07 July 2014 at 17:45

    Hello,

    I know that you would value hearing from other online members here, to find out if how you're feeling is to be expected, as you currently feeling in limbo.

    Whilst the online members warm up their keyboards to reply, I thought I'd add a quick word myself. (I'm aware you and I have been in touch recently). A visitor to Maggie's Oxford, once described the completion of treatment, as a mixed blessing - great not to have to keep trailing to and fro from hospital...but also like her parachute safety cord had just been cut....

    It can be difficult to try and establish new day to day routines, and to try and put the thoughts of your cancer on the back burner....far easier said than done. You might find the following article 'Learning to live with uncertainty' (from American Cancer Society) helpful....

    Well, that's enough from me...over to those who have personal experience, to add their views...

    In the meantime, you are very welcome to message Robyn or myself anytime...

    Warm wishes

    Sue

    Cancer Support Specialist - Maggie's Online Centre

     


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