I'm getting ready to receive external beam radiation on my throat 5 days a week for 6.5 weeks. Since I live an hour away from my treatment facility, my doctor recommended that I stay at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.
I'm very grateful that this place exists and that I don't have to travel everyday.... but I guess I'm just having problems "coping" or "dealing" with the fact that I'm sick enough (or will be sick enough from my treatment) to stay here... at a CANCER lodge.
I dunno...people always told me that thyroid cancer was the "good kind", and while it frustrated me because no cancer is good...and every cancer comes with it's "pros" (as much as you can call them that) and "cons", I guess mine just didn't really "feel" like cancer until now. It didn't feel life threatening or serious. It was just "here lets cut you, follow this diet, swallow this pill, let's cut you some more, take your medicine..."
I'm not sure how to explain it....let me know if you figure it out, lol. Thanks for reading my post!