When a doctor tells you that you have cancer, the thoughts and emotions that go through your mind can be overwhelming.
Once you get over the initial shock of hearing those words, that is when you realize you need to seriously consider what your treatment options are.
When the doctor told me that I had breast cancer, it took awhile for that to really sink in. There was no history of this is my family and I had a hard time believing it was true.
I went through breast cancer radiation treatment and can say that it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I had pretty well convinced myself that this was going to be absolutely horrible, and was expecting the worst.
Even though it did drain me and I had many days when I was tired, for the most part I was able to keep up with my regular work load. I learned to say no and to not push myself.
Something like this really helps you evaluate what is most important in your life. I realized how important it is to take care of myself and not push myself to do things that don't really make that much difference.
I am glad I had the radiation treatment and now have a clean bill of health. The side effect that I suffered seem minor now that I am past the critical time and have the energy I did before.