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LottieLaing
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Re: new chemo starter

Hi @WestieRuth... I’ve just read this post... I hope you are feeling better and chatting to more people... I’m here if you need to talk xx

Linda x

Kiti
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Re: new chemo starter

HI Ruth,

I am struggling with a new primary diagnosis as well, trying to figure out what happened. I am having a lot of anxiety as well and want to offer you a word of support. I came to this forum because I am tired of feeling alone. I hope you will continue to post and I will look out for your name. 

I hope to find a few new friends and stop my isolating spiral since I found out. If you feel that way too, realize that this whole new situation is frightening and it's normal to go through so many ups and downs. I am beginning to realize that anxiety attacks at this stage are normal. So that is somewhat helpful to know.

It's certainly like falling down the rabbit hole. I want to encourage you and say that this forum is a way to throw a lifeline out there so the cancer doesn't own your body or your mind, you do. But I think as we move along and see so many brave posts that it will be a help and draw us out of isolation into a warm circle of light. Take care

Shannara
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Re: new chemo starter

WestieRuth.....I know 18 cycles is so overwhelming pet.....do you need to go weekly or every three weeks......I’m in bed getting over 20 of 21 yesterday but I’m definitely getting up tomorrow....I go every three weeks but my hospital is only 20mins drive away from my house.....to be honest I am feeling amazed to have gotten this far.....our bodies and determination never cease to amaze me 💕 Debbie x

donkeywoman
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Hi @WestieRuth , why don't you join the January 2021 chemo group? Very friendly bunch of folk there, I think you would get support. I'm on it, as I'm a swinger between December and January. 

It's a shocking time, isn't it...so much to take on,  and all around Christmas and covid too. I find this forum so so helpful. However kind family and friends are, they can't really understand in the same way that we can...

Take care xx

Shannara
Member

Re: new chemo starter

Awwwwww WestieRuth massive hugs to you x I'm just like you....I am 45....just swop our age numbers 😀

My cancer was in my right breast also and I am ER & HER2 positive.....tomorrow I am on cycle 20 out of 21 😊

How are you feeling tonight.....its so overwhelming at this stage isn't it......your hit with being told you have cancer and you can hardly process it before you have to jump straight into treatment plans and words you don't really understand.....my heart goes out to you I was so scared at your stage of treatment too!

If I can offer you any support with how I cope with herceptin please keep in touch x

SydneyGirl
Member

Re: new chemo starter

Hi. Think we were briefly chatting on another board. Hang on in there, it gets better (hard to believe now I know). xxx

WestieRuth
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new chemo starter

Hi my name is Ruth aged 54

Diagnosed with BC on 22/12/20 came has a total shock I was convinced aomething was wrong with me since September then wham I found it 37mm cancer in right breast

ER positive hers 2 positive 3 lymph nodes affected

spent all the time since blaming myself wine ? weight?

started chemo with herceptain on 13 th Jan wear cold cap allergic to taxol so there changing it

i really need some new friends has im struggling with it all