Time to vent again

mlmjt1 Member Posts: 537
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
I was so upbeat yesterday and feel so down today...I should have known that I wouldnt get thru taxol/herceptin without it draining my energy. Then I come to find out that I have to do herceptin weekly until I am finished which is early october. I didnt know that until friday when I was told.

I know that herceptin isnt supposed to have the side effects of chemo, but all of this just sometimes takes its toll on me. I was diagnosed in April and this just seems to go on and on and on. Its hard not to get down in the dumps so I guess I will just let the tears go today and see if that helps.

Thanks again everyone for listening or in this case reading...maybe I will have energy to walk tomorrow.

Linda T


  • lolad
    lolad Member Posts: 670
    Im sorry that you are so down. It really seems to be making its rounds lately doesnt it? I hope you get to feeling better soon. Keep venting here, thats what helps me. I force myself at times to come aboard and post and vent and then feel better afterwards. Take care and hugs to you.

  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    Vent Away! I do it all the time!
    Do you promise not to reach out into cyber-space and smack me if I say WOW~ isn't it awesome that so many meds exist today to help us do battle with the beast? Another weapon in the arsenal!

    I know, I know, but it's the only upbeat thing I could think of! :-)

    I hope you get to go for a walk; I know how discouraging all of this can be. (((HUGS)))

  • ladybug22
    ladybug22 Member Posts: 646
    please hang in there . it will end.. the herceptin that u take once a week will take only about 1 hours from start to finished.the going once a week get old fast but u do what u have to do mimij1. just remenber we are lucky herceptin is just about 10 years old thanki god its out there for us your i b c sister huhs abd love comming your way.
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    Hope you start to feel better. Cancer sucks, doesn't it? Wish none of us had to go through this, but I guess the ups & downs are just part of it. Pammy
  • djteach
    djteach Member Posts: 273
    Hi Linda,
    I wish I could

    Hi Linda,

    I wish I could reach through the computer and give you a hug. There are going to be days like this and I'm glad you came here to vent. That's what we're here for. I wish I could tell you that after 2 months or 4 months it will quit, but I can't. Everyone here has gone where you are now and it sucks. Thank God it passes. You feel like you're on a roller coaster and can't get off. You can remember your life before and you want to get back to life again. You will. Letting those tears go is about the best thing you can do. I don't know about you, but I couldn't stop them if I wanted to. Hang in there. You aren't alone in this my sister.

    Love and big hugs,
  • RE
    RE Member Posts: 4,591 Member
    Linda I am sorry that you are feeling so low today, but it will get better and you will rise above all of this. Claudia is right, we are lucky to live in a time when there are such drugs out there to keep us going.....even though we sometimes feel not so good at least we feel. I am glad you have come to vent, that one of the reasons we all come here~it is safe and we all understand. Just think of all these meds as your armor against the cancer beast, your way of beating him/her/it down.

    Sending a thousand hugs to you,

  • mmontero38
    mmontero38 Member Posts: 1,510
    Linda, feels like the
    Linda, feels like the journey will never end and I once posted that it was the longest year of my life, but you will be done before you know it. Take it one day at a time. We are all waiting for you at the finish line. Hugs, Lili
  • dbs1673
    dbs1673 Member Posts: 203
    roll with it!
    Hi Linda, Go ahead vent and let it roll. I know it's been said before that we are all on a journey. Each of us with the same destination in mind but oh, the rugged roads and pot holes we find along the way. I know that feeling of "will this ever end". While I'm not always sure of that answer, I am sure I don't want to start all over again. Here's to how far you have come and not loosing your sense of direction even with the "road blocks".

  • BeachIt
    BeachIt Member Posts: 17
    I feel so bad for you. I
    I feel so bad for you. I hope you are feeling better today. I have no experience with chemo yet but I know its coming. I wish none of us had to go through this. Many smiles and hugs for you.
  • Here_I_go_again
    Here_I_go_again Member Posts: 7
    Hey Linda,
    Here you took the time to answer my first posting and it was the day after you had this meltdown! I'm hoping that the darn meltdown was the 24 hr kind :-) I sure hope you are feeling better. I'm not far enough into the BC but I clearly remember 7 years ago when I was in the midst of fighting ovarian cancer. I was soooooo sick that I had to have chemo first, then the major surgery, then more chemo. It went on and on and I had many days when I just would start crying in the middle of doing something and sure found out it helped a great deal to reach out to others. You hang in there and ride those bumps out.

    Lots of Hugs

  • ppurdin
    ppurdin Member Posts: 1,181
    sorry your feeling down today.
    Hi,at least you have already started on yours.I WIIL BE STARTING Sept.22 with Chemo.then radiation then the pill for 5yrs.I know what you mean it seams to keep going on and on.But we will be done with the treatments one day.Take care and God bless you.Pat.
  • aztec45
    aztec45 Member Posts: 757
    Akiss4me said:

    Hope you start to feel better. Cancer sucks, doesn't it? Wish none of us had to go through this, but I guess the ups & downs are just part of it. Pammy

    I Second That
    I second that....CANCER SUCKS!!!

    Hang in there. Take if one day at a time. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and sometimes the light is the people on this board.