The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #126555   Message #2845442
Posted By: Janie
20-Feb-10 - 06:55 PM
Thread Name: on to Life!
Subject: RE: LilyFestreUPDATE*CA*Seeking Chemo Starts Slayi
fwiw, Michelle, while my sister was going through chemo, and later radiation treatments, (she had breast cancer) thinking about the good the treatments were offering, as well as reminding herself that the treatments would come to an end and she wouldn't always feel so rotten helped her get through them.   She would say that it didn't help the sickness or pain, but it did help, a little, to decrease the accompanying misery, and that every little bit helped her to get through it.      She also eschewed keeping a" stiff upper lip" and allowed and accepted all the sympathy, empathy, and physical caring and support any of us could offer, did not hesitate to tell us what she needed, when she needed it, and to tell us to bug off and leave her alone when she needed that. That was more than 20 years ago, so I don't know if the chemo treatments and what can be done to mitigate have changed much since then.

As I've said before, I don't post often, but am still here, as are many others.