Young Lady (buttercup) your going to have a very very rough time of it for a while, and I am sure this is really terrifying for you! But now is the time for you to gather up all your internal strength and fortitude and be strong and have faith that this is all going to work out alright! Chemo can be very very difficult, but it is not impossible or unbearable, and with your strenght and faith you will do fine! You have you own family and friends, there to love and support you, and you have all your chronic pain family here that wants nothing but the very best for you and give you all our prayers and support! I have never had to have chemo so I can not empathize with you, but I am very intimately familar with most aspects of cancer treatment as early on in my nursing career I use to work on an Oncology Unit in a hospital, so I can very much Sympathize with you! You are young and I hate to hear that you have to go through all this, but always remember to keep your faith and a positive attitude, no matter what, this is something that is just so important, and like most things in life attitude is everything!
buttercup I wish you well! I will keep you in my prayers!
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!