Hello my teal sisters,
I am feeling so done. And so full of these never ending chemicals.
I was diagnosed with stage 4 low grade OC in April 2019.
After my frontline treatment, things were ok for a while until I recurred in August 2020. Since then I’ve been on, first carbo only (no success,) and now caelyx/Avastin since December with success. But not the you are cured kind of success, but the you’ll probably be only chemo forever kind of success, maintenance, a marathon. And I’m exhausted at always feeling rundown and the chemical hum in every cell.
I asked whether I could take a break soon, but because of a couple things going on my onco does not recommend it.
I guess I’d like to know how others deal with this idea of chemo for the long haul. I know it is my choice whether to continue, and for now I am still deferring to my health team.
But I am getting tired.
How do YOU do it?