Things I didn't know about having cancer https://decafbad.net/2022/06/04/things-i-didn-t-know-about-having-cancer/ #Adayinthelife #Cancer #misc
@craigmaloney ty for posting this
its nice to get your perspective on the process ; i wish more shared so we without can better understand and better support where we can
[insert appropriately good well wishes here]
@craigmaloney Oh yeah, I remember the taste thing... not just after radiotherapy (it really messed things up), but in general. I seemingly was a rare case however, as instead of fruits and veggies I could most easily eat meat and drink milkshakes during chemo, which everyone gladly organised for me. ❤
I strongly encourage everyone to pick up f.e. RPGs afterwards! The brain really takes a hit ("chemobrain"), but anything that makes you think helps recovering from it. 🙂
@Natanox Yeah, I can tell when my taster is off and when I need to drink more water. For me it's a consistent feeling like I've licked a bunch of stamps. Eventually it goes away but I have to filter that taste out when it hasn't quite left yet.
@craigmaloney all the best and good recovery! My wife is a cancer survivor and I saw a lot of what she went through in your blog post. The most surprising thing from my point of view was the discovery that one is not alone – we don’t talk enough about chronic sickness (and death) because people avoid thinking about it, but once your “part of it” there is a whole underworld of survivors and people affected by cancer and other serious illness just coping and trying to lead a life as best as they can.
@kensanata Thank you! And yes, we don't talk about this nearly enough. When I started it felt like a personal failing (I made this happen to myself) but as I learned later on this is just something that happens with the right circumstances.
Glad your wife has recovered. Hoping for the best for her.
@craigmaloney This is a great post and I find that a lot of points are relevant for folks with other kinds of chronic illness. Thanks for writing!
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