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At the airport

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Joined: Apr 2011

Just been away on holiday to Spain which was a good thing. I was wondering if anyone has any experience of getting assistance at the airport. At the moment, I look well although the pain never really goes away. I have some bloating which is worse on some days than others. Unexpected zonked out tiredness is still a problem as is the intestinal stuff that most of us here seem to have and can be quite a problem at the airport. When I asked for help, others looked at me as if I was lying to get through the queues or something. It made me feel quite ashamed, but my husband said that it's better for people to feel a little angry or even jealous than the alternative which is to feel sorry for me. I really couldn't have done the whole thing without help and the holiday would have been ruined.

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I just want to say that I recently admitted that I was ashamed of having cancer & thought I was the only one who felt that way. It really sucks having to ask for help--at least we're still alive.

Hope you had a good holiday in Spain.

Best Friend
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Joined: May 2011

I think the one thing u have earned is the help and respect of others. Its a crude world but never feel like u are using ur cancer or anything like that. U do not have to apologize for needing help. I have a hard time with people. I am very overprotective of my mom now. I won't let anyone hurt her or talk. Just live ur life and donj't worry what other people think.

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Thanks both... . I think it's the first time I have really admitted to anyone or to myself that I do feel ashamed about having cancer. I'm not really sure why, but now it's out in the open it'll probably be easier to handle emotionally. It's so good to have people here who know what it's all about. :)

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