Dec 02, 2013 - 9:35 am
Today I am starting my third week of treatment for anal cancer. I have not been told what stage it is, though I have had a PET scan. I do know that it is early, invasive, not beyond the anal canal.
I have done pretty well side effect-wise so far. I had mucositis and thrush, but Magic Mouthwash did the trick. I started with diarrhea on Thanksgiving and with that has come pain and itching. So itchy! I've had 4 days off from treatment due to the holiday and it is not a good thing for me. I dread going back for radiation today.
I read everyone's side effect stories and I wonder how I am going to make it through till the end. I just don't know if I will have the strength to get through it. I am terrified.
I am trying not to be pessimistic, just realistic. And I I guess I am just looking for support from those who know what I'm going through.
Thanks and good thoughts and vibes to all going through this ordeal.