Learn how breast cancer patients sometimes have good days, days where they are feeling better and the medication side effects are not so strong.
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Susan Gregory: All of your life you hear “don’t touch that it’s poison”, “don’t breath that it’s poison”, “don’t swallow that it’s poison” and then you come here and you hold out your arm and say here plug me out the poison and that is just mind boggling. I can’t really believe I’m doing this. Tim Gregory: It’s comforting to know that your love one is giving a treatment that is helping her you’ll bringing healing to her rest potential of saving her life. The other part is anticipating the after-effects of the low energy, emotionally being drained on her side and I’m trying to prepare your self to meeting those needs in her life and the next week or two. Susan Gregory: It’s really hard. It’s just heartening. It’s discouraging. It’s depressing I don’t want to do this again. In fact I even brought my glasses. I thought maybe they wouldn’t recognize me and they would kick me out and I could get out of not doing it again but it didn’t work, they saw right through it. Host: Chemo treatments have a major impact on the Gregory family but fortunately this impact are temporary. Tyler Gregory: Whenever she’s sick or anything I was like if something happens let’s go along and tell here about, I can’t because she’s sick and so just walking around the house for a lot of information in my head and just kind of looking forward to tell in there too. Libby Gregory: It’s certainly quite there because she’s not prompting us to door piano or prompting us to clean us around and the television will probably is on, on these days trying to feel the silence that’s like in the house. Susan Gregory: It’s lonesome. You have to make a choice to just let some things go and they understand that I want to be there and that I’m not and I have to just realize this is a season in my life that I can’t be as involved and believe that even though I don’t see the good in it believe that God is going to reign good out of this. Host: There are days that Susan feels good almost like she did before and the family has learned to make the most of those days. Tim Gregory: We maximize our good days by being able to read in the normal life again. So we’re able to do things that we would do in a typical weekend or a typical afternoon and it’s just a reminder that there is some normalcy that in normalcy it is ahead of us too already. Tyler Gregory: I’ve got school on time because she always wakes us up in the morning and this time she’ not what I’m feeling well she doesn’t. The day goes by seems faster and it’s not she’s kind of dragging on. Susan Gregory: How’s school? Tell me the good news. Tyler Gregory: I’m an A- minus in English. And she’s happier a day. Libby Gregory: It’s fun we have her and she help us clear our room which is on messy because she’ll play computer games and does and watch a movie with us like on Fridays and it’s more time. It’s balanced there. Susan Gregory: I just try to fit in everything I possibly can, I get all the laundry done I put my cabinets back in order because they get totally reorganized when I’m not well. I visit France, I tried to get out of the house as much as I can I cook it so one week of the month that I feel like Cooking and I spend every minute I can with my children. Host: These good days provide hope as the Gregory looks forward Susan’s recovery and the end of chemo treatments. They also serve as a reminder of what is truly important. Libby Gregory: All times spend with her as a treasure, it was before but it’s probably more now. Male: Susan has done with doctors of all breast cancer patients will do, move quickly out of any state of denial.
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