Oct 30, 2012 - 8:13 am
This was post was inspired by another poster on here who has recently just come out of treatment. Touch wood (my head) I am in my third year of remission from stage 3 cc, 10/11 lymph nodes infected. There is life after cancer, although the little bugger doesn't ever leave your mind, you will slowly find you can start doing things.
The big C becomes like a relative, a part of you, you wont be able to escape, but you can in time just tell it to.... lol leave the blanks for you.
Some will know how much I have struggled, and still do, if it wasn't for this board and the friends/family I have made from it, I would be lost. Cancer took a lot from me, my way of life, the husband I married, my sanity. But it did not take me (for now lol).
It has changed me, hopefully trying to be a better person. Appreciate things around me, however small.
Anyway there are surviours out there, we possibly lurk (as I do, but do pop out, so i am never really away). We do listen and read what the new neds are doing, but you are not ALONE! hugs, we are around to help in anyway we can.
Ok hope Greta doesn't mind, there is a group on facebook that focuses on everything and not just cancer, sometimes some of us will be on there. So if you are a facebook junkie please join https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/124022667659344/
So what is going on with me, still have check ups, scans, blood tests etc, next cea is in December, so will see. I was a 9-5 girl before the cancer, but now I'm training to be a further education teacher, part time. I try and enjoy the company of my family/csn family, pets, friends etc. But sometimes three years on I do have my down days, but always try and work at how to handle them.
I may have lost a husband, as he could not cope with my ill health, but I have gained so much more in friendships.
Anyway rambled enough lol.
Hugs to all