Morning Mindymoo and Daffodil
Just wishing you both a good weekend and try to take one day at a time with all the information you get at appointments. I used to write things down but then still used to telephone the Breast Care Nurse to go back through things. My initial diagnosis was October 2012 and like you girls a huge shock. 6.5cm invasive ductal had Chemotherapy first then surgery then radiotherapy. It is difficult with children, my Son is 24 and a Specialist Renal Nurse who has bravely dressed mastectomy scars etc for me. My initial panic on diagnosis was my boy is going to get married and i wont be there (to say i was cross is an understatement). After my initial panic i took the treatment one thing at a time and in August this year i had reconstruction surgery to right breast, mammogram to left breast currently showing NED (no evidence of disease). Had 18months now of my ten years Tamoxifen.
Nobody can tell you girls not to worry 'cos you are going too. I can only tell you it does get easier as treatment starts you will feel that you are doing something positive and the more information you have the better it feels. Please feel free to ask anything at all on this site, if its a delicate subject or has names etc somebody will PM (personal message) you. Remember every diagnosis is different.
Take Care girls and keep posting. Have a good weekend. Gilly x
Welcome to the BCC discussion forums where I am sure you will get lots of good, honest support from the many informed users of this site. If there's anything you need to ask, just ask there's always someone here to help either other users or our helpline staff who are just a free phone call away and here to support you through this. Calls to the helpline are free, 0808 800 6000 lines open weekdays 9-5 and Saturdays 10-2.
I have put for you below links to a couple of BCC's publications I hope will help you along.