I have stage 4 Cervical Cancer and totally understand my prognosis
The background is
I had 6 sessions of radiotherapy in December followed by 6 sessions of Chemo (Paclitaxel & carboplaton) - my last one was on 23rd May
I had a scan after no.3 which showed excellent results so I am not being scanned again until early July
I am however feeling very low about the huge amount of weight that's piling on. Prior to being diagnosed I was very active (but got very tired) and had actively lost over 5 stone in weight. Since Dec I have put on over 25lbs and nothing fits! The moan area of weight gain is from my bust/back to my hips. I know it's not just cake!!! My legs which have always been naturally skinny have also expanded
Does anyone know what the timescale is for the steroids to stay in the body and how easy (or not) it is to loose the weight afterwards.
I know to some this is such a small payoff for still being here, but it's not mailing my feel good about myself and it seems daily that things won't fit. Bras that were huge a few weeks ago strain to do up around the back (cups are fine)
I know the Drs are actually ok so far about the weight gain as they say it shows the chemo etc is working
I'm trying to be as active as I can but I don't have massive energy and I'm also watching my diet but not being stupid either way.
Sorry for the long post