Jun 24, 2004 - 2:47 pm
I was diagnosed with an Anaplastic Astrocytoma last June. I had surgery, radiation, and just completed a year of chemo (Temodar). I have even recently been able to completely decrease the level of Dilantin from a high of 7 to 0 pills a day. I do still take Topomax and Tegrotal(?) to control seizures. So far all my MRI's look good.
You would think I would be happy. Here these last couple of weeks, I have increasingly becoming angrier. It began around the same time I found out I was finished with chemo and the same time I let out for summer break. I am a school teacher. My family thinks I should be excited. I should be but all I can think about is when is this tumour going to reuccur. My behavior is changing towards the people I love. Yet most of the time I don't care and I don't want them around. I can't shake off this real PISSED off feeling. Funny how a whole year later I feel this way. Up to this point my attitude has been great. Have any of you had similar feelings?