Hi Julsey15, I have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer on the 13th march unlucky for some lol! I am due to sart chemo friday too. 4-6 months of the stuff! I am also a mummy to a beautiful 5 month old baby, so I am feeling the same. Keep me posted on how you get on. Stay positive we can do this!!!
Welcome to the forums. I'm sorry to hear of your diagnosis, the first few weeks are always difficult when coming to terms with your diagnosis and treatment.
As well as the support you will receive on the forums you might find it helpful to order the BCC resources pack. It has been specifically designed for those newly diagnosed and contains information to help you understand your diagnosis, test results and the various treatments available. If you would like to order a copy just follow the link bellow:-
I have also attached a link to the Macmillan site where you many get some information/support on finance, http://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/organising/index.html
You may also like to talk things through with one of the helpline staff, they are there to offer emotional support as well as provide information. The free phone number is 0808 800 6000 and lines are open 9-5 Monday to Friday and 10-2 Saturday.
I was diagnosed on the 9th March and start my chemo on Friday which I am really anxious about. I will be having 4 treatments of AC and 4 of Docetaxel (Taxotere). I'm a single mum of 2, work full time for a charity and would like to carry on as normal - but maybe I'm being optomistic - can anyone tell me if they had these two treatments how they were affected? I've also had a bone scan today, having a ct scan on Wednesday and tomorrow I'm going in as they are going to insert a clip onto the tumour. I feel like I'm living with another person inside my body, I've been fit and healthy, never drank or smoked and I get this. I'm worried about my finances and if I'm too ill to work.. Is the chemo that bad???