Sep 26, 2002 - 10:19 pm
Hi, I was diagnosed approximately 1 month ago with a large tumor in my right eye. I went in thinking I needed glasses because of computer strain.
I left a message under emotional support, but noone is replying. There isn't a chat section just for eyes.
The cancer I have tends to metastisize to the liver, but it is different than liver cancer. Average lifespan is anywhere from 5 to 14 mos.
My prognosis is good at this point. I go for radiation treatment on Monday and really needed to talk to someone.
I'm still on the emotional rollercoaster. I have young children and I'm 42. I really wanted to see them graduate and start their lives.
After radiation I go for a 6 week check-up, then a 3 mos. for a year and then 6 mos. thereafter.
I'm a basket case waiting for liver test, chest x-ray, cat scan and mri. I need to push through this, I know. I also know a positive attitude helps. Most days I can deal with it. Some days are just harder than others.
Any words of wisdom or coping methods?