2 years ago, my grandmother developed mouth cancer. She also underwent radiation but she reacted badly to it and started developing sores in her mouth that were so painful that they prevented her from eating. She went into a coma and passed away about a two weeks later.
I know people have been saying don't do radiation or whatever, and I know first hand how bad it can be but I think you have to do whatever you can to try and help yourself. If there's a chance it can save your life, you need to do it. My grandmother died because of her radiation, and I wouldn't go back in time and tell her not to do it because the cancer would have killed her anyway. At least we tried.
Keep fighting, and be strong.
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"Betzy123" wrote:You shouldn't get radiation, it'll just kill you faster.
Wow you are obviously not educated. Radiation is poison to your body, yes, but it KILLS THE CANCER CELLS. And that is what it is the point of it is. The only way radiation kills you is if you take too much of it, and when doctors decide how much to give, they take into consideration the amount of radiation the body can take without causing irreversible damage. So no, it does not kill you faster. Jesus. Know your facts before making such outrageous claims.
"Teh_Skittlez" wrote:I've recently been diagnosed with ependymoma. I had a surgery to remove most of the tumors, but I'm still going to need radiotherapy to get rid of what's left of the microscopic disease. I'm sure others here on Kidzworld have experience with cancer, tumors, or have family members who have gone through similar circumstances. I just want to make this a place to share, so let me start.
About a year ago, I got a cold. Every time I would cough or sneeze there would be a shooting pain down my tailbone. Eventually I recovered from the cold, but the pain didn't stop, and it eventually spread to where it was my entire lower body and back, and it was no longer just shooting, but constant. I had an MRI in February 2013 to see if they could find anything, but it came back inconclusive. 10 more months of worsening symptoms later, I get another MRI focused on my lower spine where they find 'lesions'. They admit me to the hospital the same night, and I've been there for the past week, and am only now back at home. They tell me that they think I have tumors in my spine. I was in the hospital for two days before I had the surgery. They made an incision running pretty much the entire length of my spine (from shoulder blades to tail bone) and I'm in for a long, long recovery.
I'm not looking for pity. I just am looking for a place to share, and to let others share, and as a member of this community for over 4 years, I feel comfortable sharing here.
Don't worry , you'll make it through! ...you can do it...just don't lose hope