May 31, 2005 - 12:40 am
Hi all, I am a 35 yr old cancer survivor. I was diagnoised with Adenocarcinoma of the bladder in October of 2003 and had a total cystectomy in Febuary of 2004. I am STILL recovering.I have muscular dystrophy (able to walk) to begin with, but after I had surgery, I had a violent allergic reaction (to what we still don't know) and woke up in the ICU unable to move. Since then I have worked my way up to walking (around the house) on crutches. Before my diagnoises, I was living in Alabama going to school, as a pre-med tech student and having a happy life; now I am back home with my parents in Virginia and wondering if I will ever get back to where I was. I was surfing the web, when I came across this site, I wish I had come across it sooner some of the other threads really touched me. After reading them I realized that things will get better it is just going to take time. However, I do still have bad days........pain, dealing with the weight I gained, frustration, and just all around being angry and probably to some extent afraid of what life is going to be like in the future. If anyone has any advice for me on any of these things, please let me know. I would love to hear other's stories, opinions, and advice.