March 5, 2016 at 5:55 pm #38665dmr1965Member
Yep. If there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s to focus on the positives!March 5, 2016 at 3:47 am #38664
David, Sorry you had to deal with such negative experiences. As if dealing with CC isn’t hard enough. Glad you at least got a good meal out of it. Hoping for more positive results for you in the future.March 5, 2016 at 2:32 am #38663dmr1965Member
I had my experience at that very heavily advertised hospital. I remember the hope I had sitting in my hospital room in my first hospital (where I had a very negative surgeon and oncologist) and watching the infomercials late at night.
Then I discovered just what you know – they’re no better at rare, hard to treat cancers and couldn’t get rid of me fast enough. Nice facilities and food, though.February 15, 2016 at 11:54 pm #38662lainyParticipant
BGMAT sadly this is all normal. You never know how strong you are until “strong” is the only choice you have!
I asked for strength. God gave me difficulties to make me
I asked for wisdom. God gave me problems to solve.
I asked for prosperity. God gave me brawn and brain to
I asked for courage. God gave me dangers to overcome.
I asked for patience. God placed me in situations where I
was forced to wait.
I asked for love. God gave me troubled people to help.
I asked for favors. God gave me opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted. I received everything I needed.February 7, 2016 at 2:33 am #38661bgmat48Participant
The things I hate since being diagnosed with CC are:
Not having my husband with me (I lost him 5 yrs ago this month to cancer), to hold me when I feel unsecure.
Not having someone to talk to about my fears, my feelings as I don’t want to burden my children, who already worry about me.
Waiting to see in April if the chemo has worked and having to wait 2 weeks after the scan
before I can see the oncologist (he will be away) for the results.
Not knowing if the chemo side affects will get worse with each treatment.
Yet when I read the other posts and how rough some people have it, I feel I have nothing to complain about.February 3, 2016 at 5:06 pm #38660lainyParticipant
I HATE that all my CC Family has to go through all this!!!!!February 3, 2016 at 3:54 pm #38659shelleyMember
I HATE throwing up.
I hate my hurting arms and feet.
I hate not always being able to drive myself.
I hate not being able to cook and shop.
I hate my thin hair.
I hate taking pills.
I really hate not being able to participate with my children.
I hate so many other things about cancer.January 22, 2016 at 3:00 am #38658
Scott, Those of us who have lost loved ones experience the same thing. People seem to avoid you as they are uncomfortable not knowing what to say or do. Yes it’s hard for them too, but it is harder for those dealing with cancer or the loss of a loved one. All they really need to do is be there for us.January 22, 2016 at 2:58 am #38657
Pat, I totally agree with you. I hate seeing those commercials. They generally only take cases that make their statistics look good. Also they make sure you either have a very good insurance that they accept or the means to self pay. They are for profit. If you have a rare cancer, one that does not have a very good cure rate or do not have the means to pay it seems they can not help you. They also spend a whole lot on advertising. As you said, if you are that good, people know.January 22, 2016 at 2:33 am #38656herculesModerator
HI everyone, I have been around here a while, I try to be positive, and not dwell on that which irritates me, but here I go… I hate the commercials that are for a cancer hospital that seems to feed on those with little hope, If you do go to their website which boasts “look at our survival statistics ” well yes, only for select cancers, not all. The highly advertised cancer hospital that seems more profitable than insurance. They have their own cable channel on my carrier and it just seems wrong or upsetting to me this never ending infomercial, some things don’t need to be sold, if you are that good, people will seek YOU out. There, I feel better now, I like this thread, PatDecember 22, 2015 at 5:30 pm #38655scott-sibleyMember
I don’t like that a good many people are uncomfortable when I run into them in public. I know that its hard for them too, but I just wish it wasn’t.November 30, 2015 at 12:13 pm #38654kernosMember
Best thread ever. Thanks for the sticky and the laughNovember 19, 2015 at 1:54 am #38653
Thanks Gav!November 18, 2015 at 10:23 pm #38652gavinModerator
Done!!November 18, 2015 at 9:54 pm #38651marionsModerator
Good idea, Catherine. Gavin can work his magic and highlight this thread for us.
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