My name is Victoria, I am 18 years old. Three days ago I found out that I have thyroid cancerous. Its all pretty scary and me and my family are still trying to deal with all of it. If any one has any advice it would be greatly appreciated.
I hate chemo. I hate it so much, the nausea, the jelly knees, the fatigue, the vomitting, the hair in the bottom of the shower and all over my pillow and in my hands. There are so many terrible side effects, the cure can be worse than the disease.
However, its the cure, and it will make me better. Its the only thing that will get rid of the cancer, and its helping me.
Its very weird to hate the thing saving your life this much.
My name is Caleb. I’m 17, and I have Leukemia. I was diagnosed almost a month ago now, and I’m starting my Chemotherapy. Yesterday afternoon, I started my second round.
Thank God the first round was easy on me. This second round is really kicking my butt.
I didn’t feel really well yesterday morning, anyways. And I had the option of either having the treatment this morning, or yesterday afternoon at 4, and I opted for yesterday afternoon, because I had a track meet this morning.
I got there around 4:00, and they hooked me up. I sat in the seat, and waited for it to finish dripping.
Halfway through, I got a HUGE headache. I mean, this was the worst pain I’ve ever had in my head. It felt like someone was hitting me in the head with a hammer.
I finished and went home about 2 hours later, after talking to some really close friends in the treatment place.
I got home, and went to lie down and watch a movie. My head was still pounding.
This morning, I woke up, and automatically felt sick. I stood up, and I was extremely dizzy. I spent the better part of the morning in and out of the restroom, and sleeping on the bathroom floor. I hate that.
I was usually pretty healthy. I never got sick before all of this happened, and I’m not used to it. I don’t like it.
After my numerous restroom trips, I finally worked up enough strength to make it down stairs to say good morning to my amazing mother, and I sat down at the kitchen table, and laid my head down. My mom felt my forehead, and took my temp and all that. Granted- she’s not used to this quite yet, either. She’s used to healthy kids, I mean, none of my 5 brothers have ever had anything that compares to this, and neither has my sister. Quite frankly, neither have I. She’s not very fond of us being sick at all, I mean, the flu season is a terrible time for her! I was running a fever of like… 102, I think. And my head was still killing me.
She sent me to lie on the living room couch, and when I laid down, I turned on Fired Up!, and soon fell asleep.
I woke up about an hour later, and I felt a HUGE surge of nausea, and I leapt for the restroom.
See, now, this is where my story gets pretty pitiful. I hate being sick. SO much. I absolutely despise it. But I’m smart enough to expect it with Chemo.
So, I spent a lot of my afternoon throwing up, and falling asleep, and throwing up, and falling asleep again, and on and on.
Needless to say, I didn’t have a very good day.
I hate Chemo treatments.
Who’s with me?
I actually don’t have cancer but I am a prospective medical student and I was wondering about pursuing paediatric oncology. As a part of that interest I have a paper in English that I’m writing on the effects of cancer on relationships in teens. I was wondering if anyone would be willing to help me out? The paper’s mainly focussed on friendships and relationships with family but any help I can get is SO appreciated. Also any thoughts you guys have on what your medical teams are like? What does you oncologist deal with etc.?
I was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma in June 2008 and finished treatment in May 2009. I still have a lot of fatigue and other side effects from all the chemo I got. I also had a major surgery on my leg. I can no longer jump, run , or play. Its really difficult and I sometimes get depressed and overwhelmed. I was hoping to connect to other teens that also have this problem.
Having cancer sucks! I lost my best friend the day after Christmas due to cancer. It hasn’t been the same without him! I am so upset. I have a scan at the end of the month. If it comes back saying that I have relapsed again, (I have been through treatment twice) I am not sure what I am going to do. I dont think I can handle this again! I don’t understand why kids and teenagers have to deal with cancer! It’s HORRIBLE! ugh.
My name is Valeria, I actually dont have any cancer, but I am writting a book about it, I really would appreciate if you could tell me your stories so I could take some ideas,
Thank you everybody!
Hi my name is Lyna Nguyen and I am 20 years old. I was first diagnosed with AML July 28, 2006 when I was 17. I Had a bone marrow transplat and my younger brother was my donor. It has almost been 3 years now that I have been in remission but just last summer of August 2009 I recently found out that I had relapsed again…So far I have undergone 3 rounds of chemotherapy. The plan right now is to aim for another transplant. This time my little sister will be donating her bone marrow. Luckily I was blessed with two siblings who were a “perfect” match for me. Its been 6 months now and so far no transplant. Each time we get closer to our date something seems to get in the way of it. Right now it is my lung infection that is getting in the way…hopefully this infection will go away soon cause if not i might have to start from square one again. If it comes down to that chances of this leukemia ever going away are becoming very slim. I thought cancer the 1st time was hard…2nd time I feel is even harder. Please if any one is reading this reply. Dealing with cancer can sometimes get really lonely.
survivor Ewing Sarcoma Soft Tissues. Finish my treatment
Im so happy and now come back school. Remember a good attitude and