When you hear the words you have cancer…. What is your first thought?
Life, Death, and the thoughts of “Oh ^$%#* I may have to go through the
wails of chemotherapy, and not necessarily in this order.
Being told I had multiple myeloma was a whirlwind indeed, and I did have those oh crap
I will at some point need to take toxins/medicine to control this disease. I have not had the un-pleasure of being introduced to Revlimid , Thalomid and Velcade, but I know it is not an easy decision to decide on taking these options.
The uncertainties can be very mind boggling and challenging with the questions what ifs…
– What if I get thrombosis? A common possible side effect
– What if my hair falls out
– What if I can’t recover from the treatment?
– Needles… Ugh!
– Will I feel better or worse?
The decisions of cancer are not easy and we all don’t take this new life challenge in stride.
For some taking chemo means to extend life…. why question the goals of the treatment?
The questions that pile on for more than a few usually is feeling worse, developing additional
problems with their illness, and the more dreaded thought, what happens when all options are depleted? Then what?
The Decisions with Chemo is not fun!