Learning About Breast Cancer
Yes, I was terrified. There were days where I thought I'd tell my oncologist that I decided against it even tho I had a intuitive feeling that I needed it. I promise you it's very very doable. Don't be scared. I spent days/weeks agonizing over my fear of it...I've completed two cycles. My first cycle was rough, my oncologist reduced my dose a little, now I'm ok through it. You'll feel tired, possibly nauseous, your mind will feel foggy and you'll have aches and pains. Depending on your chemo regime, you may lose your hair. I shaved my head last weekend after losing more than half my hair...and to my HUGE surprise, I'll ok with it. It'll grown back & wasn't nearly as traumatic as I thought it would be. There's nothing now or ideal about going through chemo...but what IS nice and ideal is that it saves loves. It fights and kills cancer cells so they can't take us. To me, it's worth every single day of the hardship to survive. Everyone is very different, every situation is different...but what I see consistently is that chemo doesn't end up being as bad as anticipated...and now I know that's true. Best of luck to you...you can 100% do this!