Hi Jenny From The Block
I'm new to the forum also. I've just messaged someone else cos they feeling all at sea and wondering what the hell comes next!! Its scary isn't it? It seems like a lot of people want us just to slip back into the same old routine when the horribleness has gone... you know... the operation the chemo the radio :(!! I think I've been feeling just the same as you. I insisted on working all the way through my treatment... and they all thought i was so brave... but it was just my way of dealing with it!!! Now its over (3 months since final treatment) I just feel like everyone is taking the weewee... grrrr!!! I hate to say it but everyone from the (much loved) family to my bosses need a kick up the arse!!! I now wish that I'd taken to my bloody bed!!! Sometimes the support just isn't there... my breast care nurse has been shockingly bad.... crap!!! My surgeon went to find her to give her a piece of her mind. My beautiful surgeon and my (very mad) oncologist are the only things that have kept me going :)!!! If I've ranted on too much and I don't hear from you that's fine :)!!! I wish you all the best and hope all is well with you :)!!! Nik xxx
My local breast clinic has Moving Forward sessions. Your local GP practice or hospital could probably find out if there is anything similar in your area that would help you.
Best wishes, Poppyj
Sorry to hear you are struggling to move forwards since your DX, is there anything in particular which you are finding difficult? Some ladies struggle with the long term side effects of treatment for example, body image issues, looming appointments or just a fear of the disease recurring.
Feel free to pop back to chat some more if you would like, lots of ladies will be able to offer some support and empathy I am sure.
I am so sorry that you didnt recieve a reply to your post. I think it is probably due to the fact that not many people use this part of the forum. There is a very active community on our Living with and beyond breast cancer category where I am sure you will find lots of people who have felt just as you do now.
I will also move this post for you now.
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i'm totally new to this forum thing, and a little bit nervous. Normally I don't like to discuss my private matters in public, yet, I feel this is the right thing for me to do, if that makes sense? I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, yet I don't feel like I have made any progress with moving forward, does anybody else feel like this? If so please get in touch, or if you have any ideas on moving forward, I would love to here them.