Cancer is to Pregnancy...?

While listening to the folks in my GI cancer support group yesterday, I reflected that I was glad to have one pregnancy under my belt.

Other than the "no, DUH" factor, it sounds like lots of the side effects of our various cancer treatments (particularly chemo) are similar to those of pregnancy. To put it into terms for you (ok, we) SAT nerds:

"Morning" sickness : nausea :: placenta brain : chemo brain :: 1st trimester fatigue : mandatory 2pm naps :: goal of steadily putting weight on in a healthy manner : keeping the weight you have

So, at least I have a recent point of reference for some of this stuff. And the knowledge that it won't last forever.

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