My partner was diagnosed with primary triple-negative breast cancer just over a year ago and only recently this has progressed to secondary breast cancer of the liver. So whilst the secondary cancer is in a different part of the body, our situations are very similar.
We've just started our secondary journey and are very much in limbo-land learning as we go, however, my partner is in recovery from a procedure that essentially killed the cancer cells in her liver. It's far from over but as positive a first step as I can imagine in our new secondary cancer world.
Hope you are ok. I just wanted to reach out and say hey.
P.S. Have you contacted your local Maggies Centre? They are a fabulous support to me and my partner right now.
I did contact the someone like me service but it is not available at present for partners of those with secondary breast cancer. I will check out the secondary breast cancer section though,
I have just joined the forum today and firstly wanted to let you know that all of those affected by breast cancer are in my thoughts.
For me this is all very new, after my partner of 8 years received a diagnosis of breast Cancer in June and a month later discovered it had spread to her spine. It has been a devastatiing shock for us both to process and treatment has not been particualry effective as it is triple negative and therefore hard to treat. Whilst we are trying to remain positive about treatment options I am finding it so tough. She is such a strong woman and is fighting all the way. I am right by her side fighting and staying strong but I feel so helpless and scared of what we have to face.
Despite everything i do feel very priviledged to have a close and supportive relationship with my partner, family and friends. I know there are people out there going through this struggle alone.
Thank you for taking the time to read my post and I would like to connect with others going through similar difficulties to act as mutual support.
Best Wishes to all