Mar 20, 2010 - 6:13 pm
Hello Everyone, thanks to you all for the support I've been given over the last few months. I have for rads to go, and I'm done--chemo is finished. The information and support here have been invaluable for me, because I--I'm sure like others--am mainly on my own.
I have a wife from whom I am legally separated in town, and she has been an angel in offering to get things for me, and she took me to the hospital recently for a short stay as a result of the effects of my last chemo. I also have a brother in Florida who I email with and he is a source of hope and strength.
Those of you who have family and friends close, I know count them as blessings.
I'd like to know if any of you in the Fresno, CA area know of groups that meet on any schedule to simply talk. I've gotten information from the Cancer society I'll follow up on starting tomorrow to try and locate a group. But if any of you have any knowledge of such groups in my area I'd appreciate directions to find them.
I know that even the few minutes I spend speaking with other patients waiting for treatment are very healthy for me. Last week I was talking to a person with my--and many of our--cancers, and it felt so good just to share feelings about the little stuff, the treatment symptoms, the ropey mucous, etc. Just someone who feels what you feel makes you feel more than ever that you're not alone. I still will always participate in the board, as the people on here have been my family through this, and I will always be indebted to them for their kindness, their humor, and their humanity.