A simple title and a simple message.
If you have cancer try everything you can before you try Chemo and even then think more than twice before you start…
Over the last 4 years, I have had multiple surgeries to remove tumours from various parts of my body. Unfortunately in July my scan showed multiple small tumours in my lung, yes singular I only have one now.
There was no way that surgery could help and I was advised that Chemo could help and extend what life I had left.
I was dubious, I’ve always said quality over quantity, but I thought I’d give it a go.
This was one of the worst decisions I’ve made in my life, It has cost me 2 months of what time I have left.
I became a dull, listless, unmotivated, tired, sad sack of a person with painful extremities, diarrhea or constipation at random, a constant feeling of nausea, bruising that wouldn’t go away, sensitive gums and more.
The final straw came when I was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance because of breathing difficulties. After a CT scan, they found that I had pulmonary embolisms caused by the chemo and will now be on blood thinners for the rest of my life as a result.
That was 11 days ago, I was due to have an infusion but they cancelled that because that was the cause of the embolisms but I should continue with the tablets.
7 days ago I decided to stop everything as I was feeling worse and worse as the treatment went on.
I believe that it will take another week before the shit is fully out of my system but already I am feeling alive again, positive and full of energy.
Chemo was a serious mistake, if you have cancer don’t make the same mistake,
live life! don’t be reduced to an unmotivated useless specimen!