Hi, I wqs on HRT from 41 as i had early menopause till 67 when my breast cancer was diagnosed, I stayed on it so long, cause my mum suffered from Osteoporosis really badly, she basically crumbled away, and as ive tiny bones anyway, bein g very petite, i wanted to avoid what she had, also i felt great on HRT, Even after my hysterectomy for fibroids I stayed on it, Then breast cancer, my oncologists think that was why i got, he told my friend who was with me and is now going through menopause, NEVER to touch it.Luckily my cancer was caught early, lymth nodes clear and i havnt got to have chemo, but guess i stopped osteoporosis and got cancer, so what can i say. I miss HRT i think i felt much better on it, but apart from being childless, ive little other cancer risks so guess it was that and must accept cant take it again Maybe more intensive reseach is needed into the link. june
Thank you Stephanie, I certainly will go again, I only went as my friend kept on at me, she said Haleulluh its a miriclelol., im not good at listening to advice.lol.Its only a monthly walk they have hut it seemed a mncie friendly group,some pf these walks are so intense,. like a assault course , not for me. Thanks for your good wishes,.June
Great news Stephanie so pleased for you. so many of us on here all with our different journeys. The waiting is the worst, and pleased you have no more, I feel relieved myself ive only rads to concern myself with, i feel well and life is going on normally. Lets hope all of us come out of this well, noone wants cancer but it seems breast is the one easiest to treat and with a lot more hope than many, that is comforting,. Hope you continue with your good health.june
I do agree there Fuffs, since ,my enforced retirement ive been drifting thinking yes something will turn up, well yes it did Cancer, and thst made me think,. My dad who im very like didnt have a days illn ess until over 90. he died at 98 so i guess ive always had a false sense of o im so like my dad, ive years yet., But C brings you up sharp,an d makes you think life isnt indefinite, and you have to do something yourself. Got myselt out today to a new local group called the sunday Assembly No its not religious, thats what i thoughtt actually they call it a church for Athiests lol, its a worldwide oirganisation have grouos all over My friend i dog sit forknew about it cause a woman she went to dog agility with goes, she shamed me into going telling me i must do something, I went and im glad i did,met lots people some brought dogs, it was a relaxed walk and we ended up at a cafe in city for coffee. So i feel ive made a start. june
Hi Stephanie, Gosh strong and inspirational ,me, definitely not. Having cancer has made me realise im missi g doing things in my life . Since i retired which i never wanted to do,but i worked for a company very unsympathetic to over 60s, ivd been drifting hoping something will turn up well nothing will will it, I have to do it , ive applied for jobs but gave up as i got nowhere always felt my age was against me, Once my treatment is over,i goin g to again, i want to go back to havin g trips and things io used to do,went on holiday on my own, always, I do sit my friends dog, love the dog, but its a bit isolating as dont see anyone, really miss the camardarie of work as well as money, when on own so much you have too much time to thinkand after cancer do you want to think too much.
How are you doing now Stephanie, let us know.
Thank you Stephanie, I live on my own no kids partner or siblings, parents dead had several meltdowns believe me, my friends were good,i never went to an appoinment alone, but living on own, and friends with partners and families you spend lots of time on own and think too much. Apart from a hysterectomy 7 years ago, for fibroids , womb and ovaries gone, so glad now one less place for C to lurk.ive never been ill, for a 67 year old woman im in good shape, never felt my age, now off HRT which probably caused mine to prevent osteoporiois which killed my mum, she crumbled away bless her, i feel few more aches and pains but still feel pretty fit, Yes you do keep checking hoping will disappear, Strange thing was my oldest friend, weve known each other since childhood, developed ovarian cancer same week as i did breast, her family have a history of it, but she thought had escaped. We met up for ;lunch yesterday, she lives 30 miles away and we are both doing well. she didnt have to have chemo either. we had a bottle of vino to celebrate, june
I found my lump they day after boxing day ive always checked my breasts regularly snd there was the lump, felt other breast, i screamed , good job my neighbour in flat above me is deaf, hed have thought i was being murdered! lol. got out of bath text one of my friends she gave the usual reassuring stuff people say, but somehow i knew right from then it was, made appointment not till the wed after xmas hols another hold up but my doctors were great, got hospital appointment quickly, and yes it was cancer, had lump removed end Jan, and as first lymth node was suspect they took all others in my left arm. I think once out i did feel better, at least it had gone, but another wait to see surgeon, other nodes all clear, so he said chemo up to me, butwhen i saw oncologist, he said chemo would make little difference and tamoxifen and rads would be fine. Possibly im lucky but just wanted to reassure you it can be straightforward, i feel fine, have never felt ill, awaiting rads, and tamoxifen doesent seem to have many side effects. Hope you are as fortunate, but the waiting is the worst june