Feeling low after finishing treatment


I haven,t posted on here before ,I was diagnosed in oct 2014 aged 43  with grade2  I D C breast cancer ,had wle to remove 2.8cm lump followed by adjuvant chemo 6 cycles  of E C ,just finished rads and now on zoladex due to start anastrozole in 2 weeks .

The thing is i feel so down and depressed ,now the treatments finshed everybody seems to think that i can just go back to how i was before all i can think about is what if it comes back .

As anyone else felt like this after treatment



Hello ST1

Welcome to the forums, this must be very difficult for you.  I’m sure other users will be along to support you soon. 

In the meantime, maybe you would like to talk things through with a member of our helpline staff who are there to offer practical information as well as emotional support. The free phone number is 0808 800 6000 and the lines are open Monday to Friday 9.00 to 5.00 and Saturday 10.00 to 2.00.

Best wishes

June, moderator

Hello ST1,

     How you are feeling is perfectly normal. It takes time and everyone is different to how long it takes. There is a really good piece Written by Dr. Peter Harvey entitled “After treatment finishes”. I don’t have the link but if you google it, it should be easy to find. It certainly helped me. You and your body have been through a lot and you need to be easy on yourself. It’s not something you can just put in a box and forget about although over time it doesn’t become your every waking thought. Take care Tracey X

Hi all,
I have just booked on a Living Well well course at the Penny Brohn centre in Bristol, looking forward to learning new perspectives.
I have also found an active closed facebook group for my county. An amazing supportive safe place for learning abiut local groups and businesses offering amazing support to those with this diagnosis. My head definately has some catching up to do.
Best wishes,
LL xx