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Helping my friend

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Midge Mac
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Re: Helping my friend

I’m glad this may have given you encouragement. 

I was so fortunate in my own friends and family who surrounded me with so much love and support. My breast care nurses were also a tremendous help.

I am now two years on and I feel that I have been truly blessed. I walk every day. Go weekly to Tai Chi and have just joined a singing for fun group. Staying positive and making the most of every day is a big part of beating the big C.

keep in touch and let me know how your friend is getting on. Xxx

Samipip27
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Re: Helping my friend

Thank you for this reply. It’s really kind of you to take the time to reply. I have got lots of lovely things for her and hope they bring a small comfort. She is really struggling with everything at the moment and it breaks my heart that I can’t make things better. Both her and her partner are finding it so difficult to get their heads around it all. It’s such a huge thing. I truly think you women are superheroes. I am not sure I could be as strong as you. I hope you are on your way to recovery and I love your mantra. Keep looking towards that sun lovely xxxx
Midge Mac
Member

Re: Helping my friend

Hi Sami

When I had my lymph nodes removed my breast care nurse gave me a small shoulder bag to support the bag attached to the drainage tube. This allowed me to move around freely and I was able to hook it on to my nightstand at night to prevent it pulling in the night. The bags are supplied by our local W.I.

 

While in for Radiotherapy I came across this engraving on a sun dial - “Turn to face the sun and the dark clouds will fall behind you !” I have tried to make this my mantra in dealing with my treatment. Perhaps you can pass this on along with my prayers for your friend.

Midgemac. Xx

Samipip27
Member

Re: Helping my friend

Thank you so much for replying. I will definitely try that xxx
ann-m
Community Champion

Re: Helping my friend

Hi Sami,
What a lovely thing to do.
I didn’t have a mastectomy, but it might be an idea to post in ‘surgery’ in the ‘going through treatment’ part of the forum, where the ladies there maybe able to help.
ann x
Samipip27
Member

Helping my friend

My beautiful friend has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. She had her lymph nodes removed yesterday and has a full mastectomy in 2 weeks. I would like to put together a beautiful care package for her but would like some ideas on what you think she would need. I have bought her a couple of pairs of button down pj’s, a book/mags etc but would like some things that you guys think are helpful or useful and comforting.

Thank you in advance for your help with this xxx