I had my last chemo today. 19 visits to the unit, with a break in between taking 8 days in hospital for major surgery. Lots happened from start to finish with the usual suffering of horrible side effects and an ambulance at my house once for chest pains. I think on the whole I've been positive and upbeat. So I was taken completely by surprise when I completely lost it at the unit today with a wonderful nurse. I was suddenly overwhelmed by what I had been through and chemo was at last stopping. Had the nurse in tears too. I admitted to the nurse that I never tell anyone what I am really feeling. Don't want to bore friends and don't want to burden and worry family. The nurse strongly recommended I see the oncology counsellors and has given me their number. I'm from a stiff upper lip family and don't do 'therapy' but I felt a sense of relief that I could off load to someone. Anyway all this waffle is leading to has anyone used this service and was it helpful? I'd appreciate your experiences. By the way it's the middle of the night but I'm feeling OK again. Tracey
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