Be the Boss Over Cancer

by Patricia M. on March 26, 2013
I was Diagnosed with:
Invasive breast cancer
Date of Diagnosis:
January 5, 2013
Employment Status:
Per diem, health field
Type and Description of Treatments:
4 rounds of chemo to be followed with radiation and hormonal therapy.
How do you feel today?

Feeling neuropathy after second round, hope it doesn't last! I'm feeling angry,depressed!! I used to have a vital life........don't feel it much anymore........

Since the diagnosis, what has changed in your life?

Feeling very old, not attractive, wondering where this journey will take me?

What is not going well for you right now?

Dropping things, un-coordinated!! I'm pretty sure it will get worse!

What has been the most challenging thing about having cancer?

Giving my body, mind, spirit to a MD, feeling like I'm a case number, more or less.

When difficulties overwhelm you, where do you go for support?

I have a few good girlfriends!!

How have your long-term goals or life goals changed since diagnosis?

Guess I won't be riding my bike like I used to, hope I can feel the earth under my feet!

What is your work arrangement right now? What are your hours?

Leave of absence.......I work per diem.

How have you dealt with any side effects of treatment?

I'm connected with a naturopath, not sure if it's helping or not!