Cancer Truth Note: #4
Every body experiences conditions and treatment differently!
Think about everyone you know who has experienced COVID-19. Several of my family members have had it. No one has had a cookie cutter experience. I have talked with a lot of cancer survivors, and this is one thing we can all agree on, everybody goes through cancer differently. Drop your different in the comments. Here is mine:
It was crazy to me that during treatment, I had pain med prescriptions and nausea medication at the ready with seemingly endless refills. I didn’t need either of them. While not common with my treatment, I got thrush EVERY SINGLE TIME. Yet every Monday following treatment I was back in the doctor’s office for a prescription. I asked why I could not get one that I could fill when I needed it. I was told it wasn’t common. They didn’t know why it was happening. Ummm …. What? Every three weeks I get chemo and targeted infusion treatments on Friday and the following Monday I am in her for this issue. I think the reason was clear. It took 10 months (in a yearlong treatment protocol) to get a prescription for the thing that was different. How about we just assume different is normal and go from there!
Think about everyone you know who has experienced COVID-19. Several of my family members have had it. No one has had a cookie cutter experience. I have talked with a lot of cancer survivors and this is one thing we can all agree on, every body goes through cancer differently. Drop your different in the comments. you can see mine there as well.
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