Jan 16, 2009 - 3:15 pm
Side effects, late effects, emotional effects, physical effects - letting it go vs. blaming it on the treatments? I'm talking about that feeling that we feel when some of us deal daily with these 'effects' of our treatments. No doubt many side effects come from the treatments - that has been established in many areas but how to deal with that feeling of letting it go or getting caught up in the blame game. Get my drift? Some days I swear I catch myself going back and forth a dozen times between the two and don't really realize that I am doing that. It's healthier to let it go, no doubt about it, but easier said than done. Just found myself doing this pull thing the other day and wondered if I was alone in this way of thinking on occasion? Someone recently brought the topic up that if she had known about the side effects of the treatments she would never have had it done. I wonder. How many of us remember being told what about side effects of our individual treatments? The only time I remember that was when the radiologist said it would probably cause early cataracts (which it has awhile ago) and possibly early arthritis ( yup ), dats it. But then again that was 18 years ago and some of these after effects they may not have even predicted - the big one being I'M STILL HERE. lol. Truly all seems to have worked too well, now what do they do with us? lol. After being 'altered' by chemo and radiation I feel a tad alien, know what I mean? I remember a few years back going to see a naturopath and he nearly fainted when he saw all my treatments. Reason he felt like that was because they work from a baseline of the human body, the unaltered human body, and after all these treatments and medications he said that there was nothing start from, no normal base line. That made me feel good. Nanoo Nanoo, just call me Mork. Sigh. I think I got sidelined from the original thread topic, I'm blaming it on chemo brain - rats, I did it again - the blame game - rats. lol. Blessings, Blueroses.