People share gut wrenching, real stories of undergoing chemotherapy
It's hard enough to face family, friends and strangers with the challenging side effects of chemo, including hair loss and pale complexion, but the emotional and inner-physical struggle that goes along with chemotherapy can feel truly impossible. Trying to stay strong for yourself and others is hard when feeling so emotionally and physically weak.
Several people took to Whisper, the popular app that provides an anonymous platform for people to share their most honest thoughts, to speak out on the real struggle of going through chemotherapy.
No matter how hard it is to go through this process, it is important to remember that all of the loved ones surrounding you support you no matter how you feel, and are rooting for your health.
It may begin to feel like your responsibility to protect others from the emotional hardship of your disease:
When you have people who love you, being sick isn't just your journey:
You learn to appreciate the little things when you lose the ability to do them:
The aggressive form of treatment makes it necessary to put certain life decisions on hold:
Chemotherapy can often feel like a waiting game -- will it work?
No one is safe from the side effects of chemotherapy:
It might seem like you can't reveal to your loved ones how hopeless you feel:
Cancer is not the only disease that drives people to chemotherapy:
You need to forgive yourself for not doing certain things for the sake of your health:
The anticipation of the treatment may feel dark and daunting:
Hair loss isn't the only negative result of chemotherapy -- it can hurt a lot:
The fear of what's to come can often be as crippling as actually experiencing it:
Cancer can be a repetitive disease, and knowing what you're going to face can be depressing:
For more heartbreaking truths about going through chemo, check out Whisper.
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