Sandra's Barriers

I need help

Anger helped me

Not a pill taker

Attitude Matters

Wussies weren't allowed

How my counselor helped

I'm more than a patient

Had to find it myself

Not a pill taker

I'm not a pill taker. There's many times that I'll read or listen to people and it's like everybody wants a pill. In my case, I took as little as I possibly could to get by because I didn't like the side effects. I wanted to be functional. It was either sleep or I would just feel like I have morning sickness. The first time I had chemo, about six o'clock the nausea and the vomiting would start. It would stop about midnight. The next day, about noon, I thought, I feel great. Each time I had the chemo it would last a little longer. The only time I really took the medication was the first day. Then after that I tried to avoid taking it unless I really felt super bad. How do I feel about it, this is just the way I did it, I did it just enough to get through.

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