I hate to be a downer but I have finisher all my chemo & radiotherapy 6 weeks ago, still on Herceptin for another 5 months and hair is growing back and Im feeling gr8.....Except for a few little things. People are expecting me to be back to my normal self. Although Im trying my darndest to have life back on track, I do get tired, feel a bit unwell some times and bloated due to herceptin (I think) But if I make a comment in passing to my partner or parents they ask me am I eating right? "Eat more fibre.....Eat more fruit...eat more veg... Have a panadol and I will go away!" They dont seem to understand the treatment has a lingering effect. They are all ways looking to pin point it to something I have done myself. I think tho that it is a case of them not wanting to think about it again (particulaly my parents who both did not cope well with me being sick)
My radiotherapy was the last of my major treatment and one the last day of it my mother said...and I quote "Right....it's all over with now....we won't speak of it again". Totally shattered me.
At the moment it's only my 2 beautiful Border Collies that really understand me.
Time will heal all I guess.
Keep fighting on. :-)