BTW: Madison #cancercat is doing great. Her mistreatment scans were perfect and chemo is continuing. She hasn’t lost any weight besides the pound or so lost after the mammectomy (breast tissue has got to weigh something, right?). Her prognosis…. Since there’s so little research about cats with cancer, there’s no real prognosis for her case. Statistically, cats with tumors that reached the lymphatic system will live 9-12 months. But for Madison, we really don’t know. The oncologist would rather be conservative with their prognosis and be wrong than the opposite.
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Most of the advice online on how to cope with them relies on the thought that these panicked thoughts, feelings and beliefs are not real or at least not currently happening. My problem is that I think my thoughts, feelings and beliefs are true. Or I, at least, feel that they are real. The only change from yesterday is the lack of an assault on my brain (I think it’s actually starting to come back right now… I can feel it. The only option that appears is to live feeling this overwhelming pain every moment. Typing that, I know it isn’t true so I mean that it’s difficult to tolerate these feelings for a long time, which seems to be the only option.
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