Hi Jo, sorry to hear you're still suffering with side effects. I had my CT scan yesterday in preparation for radiotherapy which is due to start on the 24th March so at least I get a bit of a break between treatments.
I'm having all my treatment at Brighton hospital so its a bit of a trek to get there everyday but its got to be done! I'm hoping the radiotherapy will be a walk in the park compared to chemo but I have quite fair skin so not sure how I will react to it. A little nervous about starting the Tamoxifen too from all the horror stories.
No I don't know anyone else locally with BC. I believe there is a support group at Crawley Hospital but haven't been along to it. A lot of time its older women as well who are a bit more difficult to relate to which is why these younger women's forums are a great idea.
Hope you're having a good week so far. I went back to work today after having a break to recover from my last chemo cycle. I'm doing shorter days but its nice to get back to a bit of normality!
Just to confirm we will be holding another Younger Women Together event in Edinburgh in March 2015 and as soon as the details are finalised I will update the website.
Hi Jo, I live in Horsham in West Sussex. I know what you mean, it can feel a little scary walking into a room of strangers! I'm 35 and was diagnosed August last year. I had a WLE and lymph node sample taken and they luckily got it all. I finished chemo on Valentine's Day and due to start radiotherapy in March and Tamoxifen from April. Still feeling the effects of the last chemo at the moment. For some reason it has really affected my tummy this time around and its not pleasant!!
How are you doing two years on?
Hi Jo, I have signed up to go to the London event in May too! It does feel a little nerve wracking but we are all in this together and it will good to meet other ladies to talk to.
Whereabouts are you from?
Hello I was wondering if another one will be held in Edinburgh later on in the year? I would have loved to have gone to it but my last chemo falls on the 7th March.
I can thoroughly recommend these forums. I went to the London one in November 2013. I found it really great and positive and was lovely to meet so many ladies in the same position 🙂
Younger Women Together
Two days of information, support and sharing
Would you like to meet up with other women aged 20-45 to share your experiences, get your questions answered about the medical management of breast cancer in younger women, and find out how healthy eating and exercise can benefit you?
Breast Cancer Care’s Younger Women Together events are designed to do all these things and much more! Forums are open to anyone aged 20-45 who has been diagnosed with primary breast cancer within the last three years. The two-day programme of talks, workshops and social time, including all meals and accommodation, is completely free of charge.
We know it can be nerve-wracking to sign up to two days away from home with a group of strangers, especially when you’re also dealing with the aftermath of a breast cancer diagnosis.
So, to bring it to life and help you decide whether a event is for you, 10 women who have come along over the years have shared their stories in this short film.
Events are held across the UK and there are no geographical restrictions, so please feel free to choose the one that suits you best.
Edinburgh 7/8 March 2014
London 9/10 May 2014
Nottingham 20/21 June 2014
Leeds 26/27 September 2014
Bristol 21/22 November 2014
Liverpool 31/31 January 2015
If you would like more details or to request a booking form, please call us on 0845 077 1893 or email firstname.lastname@example.org