melaniem Posted February 14, 2005 Share Posted February 14, 2005 I haven't posted in a long, long time. I have been around though, just reading mostly, either too sick to post or not emotionally strong enough if you know what I mean. My chemo ended 12-29. YEAHHH! Thanks to everyone here who always posted back when I really needed it. This site is so valuable to us and especially to those who are new. I found myself needing to talk to others who really understood what I was going through. This site was a light in a dark, dark world for me back then. You know what I've discovered by lurking around? People are good. With so much bad in the world, deep down people are still good. Basic human kindness is shown here. Total strangers reaching out to others to help them, expecting nothing in return, just to help. Thanks again. Now...Questions: For those who had a lobectomy---did you recieve pulmonary therapy to help w/your breathing after you left the hospital?? I get wheezy, asthma-like symptoms and wonder if this is new-normal. Weight gain??? I gained 16 lbs. through all this. I thought cancer patients were supposed to be thin and sick, but I got chubby and sick. And the kicker is, it all happened throughout chemo.. when I was so sick I couldn't eat for a week after each treatment. Go figure. But, hey, I also quit smokin and I hear that changes your metabolism. ?? Plus I had steroids during and after each treatment. Would that be enough though? My legs, hips and feet feel like I'm 95 years old. Arthritis? Everything aches. I took taxotere and am wondering if it is neuropathy. Or my new girlish almost 20 lb. extra figure???! ha. My onc.s answer to everything is let's wait and see, it's too soon. Give it time. I'm OK with that and it makes sense but... I am impatient and want everything to just go away now that treatment is over. One more gripe---HOT FLASHES! WOW, do I ever have a new appreciation for menopausal women. These things are wicked. Night time is the worst..hot...cold....hot....cold.....blanket on... blanket off...lovie cap on...lovie cap off. I think you guys get the picture. Enough complainin though.......the sun is finally shining and it's my day off. Gonna be 78 degrees here in TX today!!! I'm shuttin this thing down and headin outside. Happy Valentine's Day to everyone. XOXO Melanie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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