What people don’t know about life after cancer treatment #1


For some survivors we don’t go through the menopause.


We stay stuck in it.


Locked on a permanent rollercoaster ride of hot flushes and cold sweats.


I’ve been on that ride for 8 years and to be honest I’m pretty damn over it.


I don’t think I’ve slept a whole 6 hours straight since starting the cancer medication.


Going to sleep smoothly at night and waking up to the birds singing is a thing of the past for me.


I wake up in darkness, sweating like a volcano’s erupting out of every pore of my body.

I go back to sleep.


I wake up in darkness so cold I shiver, and not even a sweatshirt and extra blanket can thaw me out.


I go back to sleep.


And so it continues all night long.


Hot.


Volcano.


Cold.


Frozen.


Hot.


Melting.


Cold.


As ice.


All damn night long.


Can any other cancer misfits out there relate?


What do you do to alleviate the side effects of a forced and never ending menopause?


Remember people.


The journey doesn’t end just because the treatment does.


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