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Feeling Unmotivated with Lung Cancer

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I bought a ticket to go home to Park City, but I’m not sure if I’ll even be able to go. I have yet to travel by plane, and I am a little hesitant to travel by myself with luggage,etc. I can’t ski this year, so it makes it just more depressing to be in the snow. I have chemo scheduled Christmas week, along with a surgery the week before, so I guess I am just going to have to play it by ear.

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Hi Melissa - Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better, but sorry that your birthday celebration didn't go as planned. You'll just have to make up for it next year, or maybe just do it again on another day that isn't your birth date but is a day when you feel good. Cancer brings the need for a lot of adjustments, so sometimes it's good to just make up your own adjustments to make things better.

I have to agree with you on your statement about there being no excuse for not spending time with someone who has a terminal cancer diagnosis. I spent Thanksgiving Day with a friend who has brain cancer, and members of his family came in from multiple states. I invited a mutual friend to join us, but she said she had "other plans." Well, our friend had other plans in his life too, and they didn't include brain cancer. Honestly! People can be so insensitive at times, and Melissa you are absolutely right for being blunt about this and speaking your mind.

Thanks for taking the time to write to us even though you're feeling tired, and as you said, unmotivated. We always enjoy hearing from you, no matter what's going on in your world, and staying connected with you. We may not be related, but you're definitely part of our family.
Take good care of yourself, and write again when it feels right for you.

December 8, 2009 - 5:40pm
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Wonderful reply. I'd like to say that I learn as much from some of your replies as I do from Melissa's original posts. Thank you so much for consistently contributing.

December 9, 2009 - 9:26am
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