Dealing With Being A "Survivor"
Does anyone else have issues dealing with all the after effects of being a survivor? Sometimes I really wonder if I wouldn't have been better off not living through it. The long term effects, not just of the disease itself but from all the chemo and radiation... I think cancer was the easy part. My overall diagnosis was Cushing's Disease which covers a lot of territory. My specified diagnosis was adrenal carcinoma (malignant tumors on my adrenal glands). It's been almost 18 years since my surgery and I just feel broken, like nothing works right anymore. I've been told some of the issues are "late effects", when you live too long post-treatment. Gee, that's bloody awesome. Does anyone else have these "late effects"? How do you deal with it?