That is wonderful news and such a relief.
Rads are doable. When you have your start date there is a thread on the going through treatment section, radiotherapy, I have been starting a new thread each month, where you will get help and support from the ladies who are currently undergoing rads and those starting in that month.
I did 8-2pm MOnday to Wednesday. If you ask them and explain that you are working they are usually pretty good at trying to accommodate you around your commitments xx
I worked throughout my rads, however it was on reduced hours my boss would only allow me to do 4 hours a day three days a week, on those days I arranged my rads apts to be around 1-2pm so that I could go straight from work to the appointment, that then gave me the rest of the afternoon and evening to rest as and when I needed it. I think it also depends very much on the type of work you do, mine is office based and is not stressful so it was easier for me.
Exactly similar to me in terms of diagnosis, my bc was mammo detected at the same age as you, also grade 2, er+, treated by WLE & rads & now tamoxifen.
It always feel so scary when first diagnosed, but as with me, thank goodness the mammo picked it up. My treatment was quite straightforward & I was back to life as normal within a few months. It's not likely the tiredness you mention is related, many of us are generally fit & well on diagnosis.
Do come & chat whenever you need to.
No problem. There is definitely light at the end of that tunnel, keep your positivity going and it will not be long before you are finishing rads and back to your normal life xx
Well I am sure that your lovely family will absolutely tell you that you are not a burden and that you must think of yourself now to get you through this journey, let them help you whenever and however they want as it is also helping them to come to terms with your diagnosis xx
When you are having rads, although I cant imagine your family allowing you to, there is always the hospital transport to take you to and from the apts if there is no one to take you.
Hello and welcome to the forum, although not really the place any of us would choose to be, but you will get loads of help and support from all the wonderful ladies on here
It is hard at this point, having been diagnosed it brings out all our emotions, but just give yourself time to take in your diagnosis. Treatment and prognosis is good for breast cancer. I cant advise on whether your feeling tired is linked, could be co-incidence.
The main thing is it has been found and can be treated, the routine mammogram has done its job and you have a treatment plan.
I was diagnosed 12 months ago, had a wle and snb last October, 5 weeks of rads which finished in January this year and am on tamoxifen for 10 years, life has returned to normal including resuming my hobby of playing lawn green bowls this summer. When I was diagnosed at the time I could never have imagined 12 months in the future, but here I am 🙂 )
Sending you a hug and come on here whenever you need to there will always be someone to help and support you.
Ladies, I rang the end of chemo bell today. This too will be you before you know it. Focus on that bell and stay strong. Xx
I wonder if the cake tradition is everywhere?
Is this your 2nd chemo Chaffinch and are you ok? Nice to know that there's a nice atmosphere at the unit. I'm meeting my chemo nurse tomorrow xx
Thank you Mai, it's good to see someone nearly at the end of chemo. At the moment it feels like it's going to go on for such a long time xx
Sy and Jencat, I'm on the "going through treatment>chemotherapy>May starters 2017" thread if you want to observe our chemo journey from beginning to end and get a few tips and ask questions then you can join the monthly thread for your treatment. I've popped on older threads before to do the same and we can pass useful tips forward that way! Xx
I am much the same - lump spotted in routine mammogram. It was 3.5cm but deep down so could not be felt by hand. Thank the Lord for screening.
Sy, sorry to hear of your dagnosis and welcome to our friendly forum. Thank goodness you caught it early. I'm 48 and was diagnosed back in March with grade 2 locally advanced BC including lymph nodes so I'm being put through quite a gruelling treatment regime but coping well. I have my final chemo on Thursday. Woohoo! Wishing you the very best as you start your journey. Your medical team will look after you very well so try not to get too anxious, however, I know how hard that can be immediately after diagnosis. There are plenty of excellent information leaflets available on here so I recommend you get those rather than googling too much (although we all do a bit of that!) Its a lot to process but it will get easier as you get into your treatment. Take good care of yourself. Xxx