Dec 01, 2001 - 3:30 pm
Hello, I just finished chemo, had my port removed and I'm on tamoxifen for five years. I have not had any real bad side effects(besides hot flashes) and consider myself very lucky to be done with it all.I find myself tired still but other than that I feel great. I am looking forward to going on with life cancer free!! I have noticed lately that I have thought alot of about the ordeal I had gone through and I have days where I just want to cry still. At the time of all this I was super strong and didnt' really think to much about it all,Just concentrated on getting through surgery and chemo. I think of all the wonderful family and friends I had, the wonderful support, then I think of the friends that didnt' keep posted , alot of them called when I was first diagnosed and I haven't heard from them in months, they don't even know I'm done! The surgeon told me that this happens and that this whole ordeal will tell you who your friends really are!! It really bothers me though that if it was the other way around and they were sick I would never think of not calling them,I considered them all my friends, but I try to not let it bother me so cause I want to concentrate on staying healthy. Just needed to vent. I wish you all the best of health. God Bless!!