I live in Cheshire, my local moving forward course was cancelled in May, as there was not enough numbers, I was gutted to say the least, not sure now when the next one will be.😕Xx
I could only attend one session of The Moving Forward course. The Counselling the Oncologist is arranging is at the Cancer hospital where I had the radiotherapy. You are right though I am hard on myself.
It's Emily here from Breast Cancer Care.
I'm really sorry to hear how you're feeling. I just wanted to let you know that we have telephone volunteers who are a few years past their own diagnosis and treatment, and who asked themselves the same question.
If you'd like us to arrange for you to talk to one of them, feel free to give us a call on 0345 077 1893.
Wishing you all the best in the meantime.
Emily at Breast Cancer Care
Ladies I feel exactly the same. I feel guilty at times because other's have been through far more than me. I have mentioned before on various forums that I have other issues/worries and feel this is hindering my recovery too. My Oncologist has recommed Counselling but I found out last week they cannot fit me in until September.
Hope everyone is feeling better soon but I suppose like everything it takes time and I feel we have to be kind to ourselves too.
Hi I had to answer this post Munchkin even though I use another forum and rarely post here. Your post is identical to how I feel. Although diagnosis 2016 I still struggle. Like you I have a lovely day then think .what are you doing. You've had cancer it could come back. Why are you forgetting that .It's so hard .I think the only thing will help me is time with no 'recurrence. I am further on than you and do have better days now message me if you wish or if you find the answer. I also had aggressive grade three xx and think constantly of cancer !! X
Hi Munchkin. Yes I know Exactly how you feel. I had a mastectomy followed by chemo finishing last May for Triple neg 1 node grade 2. I'm trying to be positive as worrying about it returning will not stop it, but its always there niggling away putting a dampener on my day. I have read other ladies say the longer you are NED the less you think about it returning.Let's hope this is true for us soon. All the best.
Hi everyone, trying hard to move on from my BC in 2017, IDC, grade 3, two surgeries, mastectomy then chemo, physically I'm fine, mentally..not so, there is not a day goes by when it's not in my mind, all the what ifs! Every single Niggle of pain, I worry, it seems to put a damper on everything, every time something good happens, for example..just found out yesterday my daughter got her uni degree, I was happy, but not as happy as I should have been, it's like the cancer thoughts are continually on my shoulder..don't forget! You've had cancer, it could come back!! It seems to spoil everything, has anyone else had this? Will I genuinely ever feel truly happy again?😕