Cancer sucks, and chemo is no fun! Every persons experience is different as you are being treated for whatever type of cancer you have. Some people go through months or years of lower dosage treatments that allow for most day to day activities, others go through a a short period of extreme dosages that put them almost completely out of commission and the recovery is nearly as long as the treatment itself if not longer. Others fall in between from one side to the other. No one treatment is the same, even if you and the person next to you have the same type of cancer your dosages or regimens can differ widely. Two people could have near identical treatments and both would have completely different reactions.
I hope that Chemo Ninja helps inspire you to fight regardless your treatment regimen. Please share your story here and invite others to share their stories too. Sometimes when you're fighting cancer you can feel like you're on an island, knowing that you're not the only one going through something and that there are others who understand what you're feeling.
Family is great and amazing, however what they are going through is completely different. For me I found that cancer was a battle and a struggle, but it was beatable. I was one of the lucky ones, I had one of the most treatable forms of cancer. My wife however has seen family members fight and lose to cancer. So regardless of how favorable my outcome she was terrified. Family has to watch. Not to mention they have to pick up where you leave off, and make up for what you can't do.
I don't think either side can truly understand the other, but it doesn't mean you shouldn't try.