Friday, January 30, 2009

Cancer Rumors

Yesterday, I mentioned I'd found an article on the internet that said the Patrick Swayze had given up treatment and was not doing well ... well I guess that article was gossip and supposedly he is still getting treatment. I hope that is correct and he is doing better than first reported.

When I was first diagnosed with cancer 8 years ago, I remember the rumors used to be that things were going terrible and I was going to die soon. People don't understand cancer, and they ... I hate to say it ... like to jump to conclusion and assume the worst.

There is such a lack of proper knowledge regarding cancer and its treatment, that a person has to be careful taking about it. If you don't explain the situation carefully and properly enough, people will fill in the blanks and the rumors will fly. I think it is the fear in people that makes them say the darnedest things.

This weekend is my rough chemo weekend. I've already started to feel the tiredness and the agitation that comes with this time of the cycle. I just woke up from an hour nap and wish I could just sleep away the whole weekend.


Anonymous said...

Hey Daria,
I just want you to know that I am thinking of you as you go through your tired, cranky, yucky weekend. Sending you lots of strength and courage!

Renee said...

Daria -- just remember to breath. You can do this.

Love Renee

SweetAnnee said...

Hi Daria ..My hubby saw Patrick and his wife on TV and he has Pancreatic Cancer..He's doing the
show as long as he can and BECAUSE HE CAN

and you go girl..
Glad you're feeling better..