May 11, 2004 - 7:12 pm
Shortly after my mom was told she was in remission from her cancer in Feb, she was on top of the world, looking forward to many more years watching her grandson grow up and having a new respect for life. Last week, she confessed to me that she feels really down & has zero motivation to do anything or go anywhere & is exhausted, moreso than when she was on chemo. Her appetite is almost nonexistent & she's dropped weight. As a matter of fact, she looks worse now than when she was on chemo. Her oncologist has given her a follow up two weeks ago, and she's still clear. Could she be going through survivors guilt? She seemed so positive & so incredibly grateful. Why the sudden change? I'm pretty worried about her. She's never, ever been a negative person. Always the "half full cup" kind, not the "half empty cup". Any input or thoughts would be appreciated.