We have every conceivable sympathy for anyone who has unfortunately to post on this forum. Tragic that the necessity is there in the first place, so not wishing to be one of those contributors who posts once and then forgets, may I say that we feel deeply for you in your physical and psychological struggles.
However, and I hope I am not going to be too controversial here - spare a wee thought for the carers. They are also going through every form of hell. Never one to have much hair in the first place, what remains of mine is falling out in chunks. Added to which, the patient has fortunately not lost any weight, but I have! Gone down from 45 kgs [not much to start with] to 42 kgs due to all the stress. OK so I am not the "victim" here but for those who have to support the patients, both physically and mentally, spare us a thought too - and thanks in advance for that. evianers
From the posts elsewhere on the Forum, it is clear that carers are carrying a heavy burden. Whilst the "victims" are busy struggling with treatment, the carers are looking on, unable to help with any side effects, worrying about the future, battling with the health system.......... And I imagine that the sympathy from outsiders also tends to go to the patient, for obvious reasons!
Here on this Forum, we do think of you too, evianers. We are here for everyone touched by cancer in some way whether they are patients, partners, carers or simply friends.