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Cancer and weight loss

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I found out right after my birthday last month that I have breast cancer. I had a mastectomy on Feb. 22nd. Physically I am doing good but emotionally, I am a wreck. I go to the oncologist tomorrow to set up my Chemo treatments. I went thru this with my late husband and I saw what the Chemo did to him and it scares me to death. Altho I would go thru it all again with him, I am worried about putting my new husband thru it. We have only been married less than two years and he has some bad heart problems. I don't want to put any more stress on him.
I will probably lose weight on the Chemo but it is not the way that I want to lose it. My late husband lost from 254 to 135.
Anyone have any encouraging words for me?? I could sure use them right now. Thanks.
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    Thank you all for your encouragement and prayers. I just need to take a more positive attitude toward what is going on. There has never been any breast cancer in my family that I know of. emoticon
    Just woke up with my blood sugar down to 52. Clammy and shaky. Ate some peanut butter. Feeling better now.
    1830 days ago
    HUGS sweetie. It is daunting to have to go thru. Do your research, write down your questions. Chemo affects everyone a little differently. Before beginning chemo, find out what kinds of foo(s) are recommended and stock up on them. Do you have a support system in place for helping out if your DH needs to be away for whatever reason? These plans might put your mind @ ease a little bit.

    Above all, are you connected with the Y ME for support? You need to get involved with others going thru what you're going thru and facing. That helps so much.

    1830 days ago
    I have a SIL going through chemo and has two more treatments to go through and has not lost her hair. Hers was precautionary. They are pretty sure all the cancer is gone. My Mom did not do chemo or radiation after her mastectomy and lived another 42 years. The last 10 years of her life she had some small skin cancer spots removed, but lived a very happy productive life. I am hoping and praying you do well on the path to recovery. emoticon
    1830 days ago
  • DARLY55
    I understand your feelings, I would be reluctant to go through chemo, too, since I too, took care of my husband through his treatments. However, the kind of chemo you will be getting may be different and not so extreme as his was. I have several friends who have gone through chemo after breast cancer surgery and did lose some weight, but bounced back quickly and have been feeling great since. Two of my friends didn't even lose their hair. Good luck to you, take good care, and eat very healthy foods. I iwll include you in my prayers. emoticon
    1830 days ago
    So sorry you are facing this battle with cancer. I have 2 friends that have remained cancer free for years -- 12 and 20 so far for each. One did lose some weight but not massive amounts like your late husband; the other remained at a stable weight (she took lots of alternative health care steps, like meditation and herbs). Recent friends have told me the new anti-nausea medications do WONDERS. emoticon
    1830 days ago
    You are alot braver than you think! You have been through so much but have remained strong and God will be with you no matter what. Let your family take care of your husband to make sure he doesn't overdo, and you take care of yourself so you can fight this battle! emoticon . My prayers will be with you and your family. God's blessings!
    1830 days ago
    What a beautiful picture on your blog! I am sorry about the cancer, but some good words for you---- My aunt had a mastectomy, and she continued to live a long and normal life until she passed at age 89. Too, since my Aunt Rose's surgery, there are so many more advances in the treatment. I hope that you will be blessed with excellent care--and that you will find supportive friends and family.
    The Sparkpeople teams truly offer comfort and concern also.
    1830 days ago
    I have no direct experience with what you are going through, but I have family and friends who have gone through chemo. I am going to add you as a friend and commit to pray for you and your husband, your family and your caregivers. You are not alone. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1830 days ago
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