Last Shot: Cancer Fatigue is Starting to Beat Me Down

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Unfortunately, I have had to make some sacrifices in order to preserve my health. It was devastating to miss the Pixies at the El Rey as all my photographer and writer friends were in attendance. I tried to console myself with the fact that I've shot the Pixies a few times before, but It didn't help that much. My strategy is to preserve as much energy for those remaining shows that are on my bucket list.

Another assignment that I had to turn back on was that of Iron Maiden, who are playing Friday in San Bernardino. With temperatures projected in the mid to high '90s, most normal people would be melting in the heat. It would almost be a sure trip to the hospital if I attempted to go. Having grown up listening to Iron Maiden records and understanding they don't tour much, It was a bitter pill to swallow.

My condition seemed to have worsened on Wednesday when I woke up nauseous and in pain. Even though I took some anti-nausea medication immediately when I woke up, it couldn't help prevent the eventual upheaval that would ensue after drinking water, of all things. Overall, I just have to understand that there will be some rough days and that I should cherish the good days that much more.

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flipdoubt
flipdoubt

I can almost relate since I  HAD stage four cancer (tongue). I am almost six years in remission or they say cured.

You know you can pretty much get any drug you ask for when you have stage four cancer. Ask for a stimulant and use it when you have something you wish to do. They had me on 300mg of oxy a day for the pain and I got some amphetamine salt so I could function still.

I was certain I would be dead soon and so I never quit any of my  bad habits. Downside is I still smoke.Irish genes. 

I never expected to be alive at this point. Each second is a blessing.

All through treatment I had massive stress from being sued by a white collar crook for a huge amount. At the time it was all I could think about because I have a eight year old.

I remember how everyone told me a different thing I must do to beat cancer. Do this -do that.

I hated it.

I am going to be a hypocrite and tell you something to read or check out:

Johanna Budwig or the budwig diet 

healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/190-cancer-revisited-the-industry-suppressed-budwig-regimen-or-how-to-cure-cancer-with-cottage-cheese.html 

PS I did not do the budwig diet I followed doctors advice huge radiation and chemo.

You have no idea how important everything in your neck is. 

my advice is find something to consume your thoughts that is worth fighting for.

for me it was my daughter and the f*** that was stealing her future in court.  

blather 

take care

you should get a free ride with stage four but as you know you still have all the shit you were dealing with prior to cancer plus ...

Did you go through a crying stage I sure did and anger. 

Life never goes back to normal if you survive.

I could go on and on but can imagine sounding crazed.

stage four cancer is the ultimate excuse for about six years.

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flipdoubt
flipdoubt

I can almost relate since I  HAD stage four cancer (tongue). I am almost six years in remission or they say cured.

You know you can pretty much get any drug you ask for when you have stage four cancer. Ask for a stimulant and use it when you have something you wish to do. They had me on 300mg of oxy a day for the pain and I got some amphetamine salt so I could function still.

I was certain I would be dead soon and so I never quit any of my  bad habits. Downside is I still smoke.Irish genes. 

I never expected to be alive at this point. Each second is a blessing.

All through treatment I had massive stress from being sued by a white collar crook for a huge amount. At the time it was all I could think about because I have a eight year old.

I remember how everyone told me a different thing I must do to beat cancer. Do this -do that.

I hated it.

I am going to be a hypocrite and tell you something to read or check out:

Johanna Budwig or the budwig diet 

healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/190-cancer-revisited-the-industry-suppressed-budwig-regimen-or-how-to-cure-cancer-with-cottage-cheese.html 

PS I did not do the budwig diet I followed doctors advice huge radiation and chemo.

You have no idea how important everything in your neck is. 

my advice is find something to consume your thoughts that is worth fighting for.

for me it was my daughter and the f*** that was stealing her future in court.  

blather 

take care

you should get a free ride with stage four but as you know you still have all the shit you were dealing with prior to cancer plus ...

Did you go through a crying stage I sure did and anger. 

Life never goes back to normal if you survive.

I could go on and on but can imagine sounding crazed.

stage four cancer is the ultimate excuse for about six years.

 

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