14 Replies to “Dear every cancer patient I ever took care of, i’m sorry. I didn’t get it.”

  1. Said cant think of a word or words you are so sincere honest helping me that is all true its hard xxx

  2. Thank you. You did a great job explaining what a cancer patient goes through! People truly do not understand until they have gone through it themselves! You get so.many suggestions on what you should do when they truly do not know what you are dealing with it how you feel. They’ve never had to deal with all the side effects of a treatment. Most peop!e do not lend an ear to hear your story. Be kind and listen! We don’t want your sympathy just your love and care through a very difficult time! Just an uplifting call or card helps brighten your day!

  3. So perfectly written. Been there also! Bi-lateral breast cancer May 2001.
    Still worry everyday!!!

  4. Lindsay I too have stage 3 colon Cancer diagnosed Nov 2018. I had surgery then chemo. I am a Cardiology Nurse so this area was untraveled territory for me. Everything you wrote is true and happened to me also. Thank you for taking the time to put this all down for all to read. It is true the concern and worry don’t go away.

  5. This is a timely article for mr, I am a 7 year breast cancer survivor and last week found out I have a small mass in my lung. People don’t understand that the fear of reoccurrence does not just magically go away. I had a doctor tell me that is history, just don’t think about it. She did not get it.

  6. I have been a nurse for 10 years, but I have been a chemotherapy infusion nurse for 1 year. I started this position after being diagnosed with breast cancer. I am employed at the same treatment center that I received my treatment. This article speaks volumes! I get it now.

  7. It’s ok Lindsay. You couldn’t have possibly understood how I felt when it happened to me…until it happened to you. I’m sorry it happened to you.
    I’m Stage 3 colon cancer free for 19 years now.

  8. This is a timely and inspiring piece. I survived colorectal cancer ten years ago. Ten blessed years watching my grandchildren grow up. Now it appears I may be facing it again. Tests next week will tell for sure. This article has given me a big positive boost. Thanks for writing it. Things said are so true. Only those who have experienced it can really understand. I firmly believe so much of this voyage I staying positive with yourself and with others who support you. Lindsay obviously does both. Bless you and thank you for sharing your journey. You have made a difference.

  9. I too had stage 3 colorectal cancer. Everything she wrote is accurate and beautifully written. It has been 9 years since my colorectal cancer and 6 years for my breast cancer.

  10. A wonderful tribute. Anyway you can open this up fur me to send to my uterine cancer group

  11. So eloquently written capturing the essence of of those of us diagnosed with cancer . I am so blessed , I am 1 yr into my stage 4 lung cancer & have yet to feel or look sick . I take every opportunity to spread LC awareness . If you have lungs you can get lung cancer ,,take it from me a perfectly healthy
    69 yr old woman at Dx ,,never sick , not a presc to my name weight training 2 times a week for the last 10’yrs .
    I am 70 now , my only prescription pill is Getfitinib , still working out 2 times a week & often wonder why me , well it is because I have lungs just like all people that get diagnosed with all the various cancers , like breast cancer , pancreatic etc
    There is no reason .

  12. God this is so true.. been there done that as a mother and as a cancer patient of stage three colorectal cancer. So well written

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