I can never understand any of it!
My oncologist tells me that they don`t giove chemo until the cancer starts to make us feel un well, because the chemo is to offer a better quality of life????????
But when I had my chemo, I was really poorly with it and just about managed 5 not so bad days within the 3 weeks between treatments.
Hell, I don`t want to go through that again!!!
Does any of us soooooo?
In my opinion we have to feel pretty bad for the chemo to give us a BETTER quality of life, don`t we just? Which ever way I look at it there is no quality of life, or is there?
And then I get confussed thinking if early diagnosis and early treament gives us a better suvival chance? I wonder why this is not so much the case with a re-ocurrance? I was told that any re-occurance does not respond so well to treatment if given too early on, there must be a cut off point, surely it isn`t in our best interest to wait until the sodding cells has invaded all of our organs.
I am told by one oncologist I have an 85% chance of cure, told by another I have a 50% chance of still being alive in another three years, this I may add is with or without cancer.
I had stage 2c, grade 3, 21 months ago, finished treatment one year and 3 months ago and as far as I know I am still cancer free!!!!!
I appreciate I am in a good place for the moment and no one can tell us what the future holds unless its really bad news. My problem is I ask whay too many questions and they are not always good for me.
I intend to party till I drop - having a girly night out tonight, joint birthday celebration with my best friend.
And the weather man tells us the rain will stop soon, whoop! whoop! so that makes a difference, As IF !!!!!!
Love you all - take good care of yourselves, give yourself permission to rest and say NO and have everything you want, pamper yourself and be a little selfish for a change.
Hugs sent from Tina xxxx