The following post is written by Robin Maggio, oncology social worker with Woman’s Hospital.
One of the most difficult psychological effects from cancer is not knowing how your body will feel each day. Every day can be a challenge and can bring strong side effects that make you not want to leave the bed or times where you feel so good you forget you’re going through treatment.
With the differences in your feeling, the best way to approach your life during treatment is with a “maybe.”
With the holiday season here and family and friends wanting to meet up to go to lunch or to attend a social get-together, don’t say no because you’re not sure if you’ll well enough to go. Tell them you’ll try to make it as long as your body allows it.