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by mee22 on Fri May 09, 2008 12:00 AM

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Can someone give me some ideas on how to deal with this loneliness while home in isolation from having rai treatment. This is only my third day. I feel so alone. Husband only come up ocassionaly to check on me. I feel like i am a poison snake. This is the worst thing that i have ever had to go thru. I will start my synthroid tomorrow. Somebody please give me some support! I am desperate!

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by Kittycath on Fri May 09, 2008 12:00 AM

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Hang in there, my friend.  You can have many, many loved ones around you--but dealing with disease in essence is a lonely road.  I have some favorite quotes to share.  I hope they might inspire you a bit--or just make you feel better for a little while:

Diseases can be our spiritual flat tires--disruptions in our lives that seem to be disasters at the time but end by redirecting our lives in a meaningful way.

There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.

Courage doesn't always roar.  Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.

Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day.

Some days there won't be a song in your heart.  Sing anyway.

We are never far from where we need to be.  God would not have brought us to this place in our life if He didn't have something for us to  receive.

I hope these thoughts may have brightened your spirit a bit.  Your life is journey with good times and bad times.  Just hang on!!

Sending love from a breast cancer survivor!

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by skylog on Sat May 10, 2008 12:00 AM

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Wow, do I know how you feel.  I stayed at my in laws during isolation (they were gone for the winter)..  I was so sad and so alone.  They live on a lake pretty far out of town, so I was really alone.  My husband stopped by to check on me a couple times, but had to stay far away.  I called my kids to wish them good night every night, and I would hang up the phone and cry for hours.  It is lonely.  however, only temporary.  I know how hard it is, all you want is a big hug, but you are dangerous to others, how crule is that???  I will send you a computer hug.....Do you feel better??  No?  Well, there isn't much I can say to make it better for you, just to tell you you are not alone.  I have been there, and I made it and so will you.  Stay strong, it will all be over soon..Skylog

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by mee22 on Sat May 10, 2008 12:00 AM

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Kittycah, I want to thank you so much for your encouragement. I am also a breast cancer overcomer six years out, now this. I was having a low moment with mother's day coming up on sunday and not able to get any hugs and kisses from my children and grandchildren. I needed to reach out to someone who has been thru this and able to understand. I know that family and friends love me but if you have never been thru this they can only imagine it. GOD IS ABLE!

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by mee22 on Sat May 10, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 5/10/2008 skylog wrote:

Wow, do I know how you feel.  I stayed at my in laws during isolation (they were gone for the winter)..  I was so sad and so alone.  They live on a lake pretty far out of town, so I was really alone.  My husband stopped by to check on me a couple times, but had to stay far away.  I called my kids to wish them good night every night, and I would hang up the phone and cry for hours.  It is lonely.  however, only temporary.  I know how hard it is, all you want is a big hug, but you are dangerous to others, how crule is that???  I will send you a computer hug.....Do you feel better??  No?  Well, there isn't much I can say to make it better for you, just to tell you you are not alone.  I have been there, and I made it and so will you.  Stay strong, it will all be over soon..Skylog

Thanks for the encouragement. It was much needed. How are you doing now? How long has it been since you went thru the RAI treatment?

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by skylog on Sat May 10, 2008 12:00 AM

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My Rai was in Jan. of this year.  I am doing pretty good now.  Getting your thyroid meds adjusted afterwards can take a while-make that a long while.  So, it will take some time to get feeling back to your old self again, but it will happen.  I will have a 6 month check in July, and I pray if I have to have another WBS I can use the thyrogen shots.  After that if all looks good I should be good to go for a year.  I'm hoping to put this behind me after my next scan is clean, until then I just take one day at a time.  Blessing....Skylog

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by mee22 on Sat May 10, 2008 12:00 AM

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Skylog---Are you working?

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by skylog on Sat May 10, 2008 12:00 AM

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No, I am a stay at home mom.  I have a 5 and a 9 year old.  Before thy cancer I worked a few nights a week.  When I found out I took some time off, well I have not gone back yet.  I am lucky that my husband is understanding, and has told me to just take some time and go back when I am ready.  I have decided to enjoy the summer with my kids, and go back in the fall.

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by dinparadise on Sat May 10, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 5/9/2008 mee22 wrote:

Can someone give me some ideas on how to deal with this loneliness while home in isolation from having rai treatment. This is only my third day. I feel so alone. Husband only come up ocassionaly to check on me. I feel like i am a poison snake. This is the worst thing that i have ever had to go thru. I will start my synthroid tomorrow. Somebody please give me some support! I am desperate!

 

How long are you having to stay in isolation?  I just got out today.  I was only required to stay for 72 hours.  Then be safe/smart for the next few days until my WBS.

STAY POSITIVE!!!  I thought of this time as "time out for mom".  I read magazines that I hadn't had time to read.  Watched talk shows I'm never home for.  Played on the internet.  And friends and family called so much, I almost wanted to ask them to stop.  I missed yesterday totally by staying on the phone all afternoon! LOL.  Just don't think of it as you HAVE TO BE THERE.  Think of it as you deserve this ME time.  Relax and don't think of why you're there.  Just enjoy being there and the time will pass quickly. 

As a very dear friend of mine once told me:  "A woman is like a tea bag.  You never know how strong she is until she is put in hot water! " Be Strong..this too will pass and you will make it through just fine!

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by mee22 on Sat May 10, 2008 12:00 AM

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I had to stay in isolation for 5 days. Tomorrow is the last day. I am out on monday.
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