Sep 05, 2012 - 7:24 pm
Hi! I'm new here. Been searching online for anyone who has/ is going thru multiple cancers. Almost 2 years ago I had a melanoma removed. I got over that easily. I figured it was a one-off, you know? Other than a big old scar that reminds me, I didn't spend much time worrying about it.
Then last spring they found kidney cancer. It was not related to the skin cancer but was a new primary. I had a radical nephrectomy at the end of June and it's not so easy getting past it this time. In both cases they got all the cancer and I just have to do 6 month follow ups.
Now they find I have 2 "precancerous" conditions in my esophagus and in my colon.
I feel like the various types of cancer are fighting to see which one gets to take me out! It's stressful. I started seeing a psycho-oncologist and now I'm on Zoloft and that's definitely helping my mood.
I try to think positively but that's easier said than done. :). I just turned 60 (if that matters) and I feel like I'm too young for all this. I know people die at any age but I had plans and now my life is all pills, doctors apps., blood work - definitely not what I had planned. I feel baly that I'm whining about it on here so I'll stop but would love to hear from anyone with a liitle experience or wisdom or advice.