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Mai7
Community Champion

Re: Newly diagnosed

Hi Flutter, sorry to hear of your recent diagnosis and welcome to our club which none of us wanted to join! You'll find a lot of support here from people at varying stages of treatment to those who are moving forward with their lives again. Like you, I was diagnosed with stage 2 invasive locally advanced BC (tumour at least 5cm but too diffuse to measure properly) also including local nodes. This was on the first day of Spring. I will never forget that day as the worst day of my 48 years to date. Coping with the diagnosis, telling everyone and then having to wait for treatment to be decided really is the toughest time emotionally. Your head spins with worst case scenarios and you start googling. Try to look on this site or Mcmillan for information rather than googling. Once your treatment plan is in place it gets easier. I'm now on my 3rd round of 8 chemo treatments and doing really well and will have surgery at the end. Try and push others around you to seek support for themselves away from you as you need strong people around you. I just didn't have the capacity to cope with cancer and how others felt about it too. I sent my Mum in the direction of the breast unit nurse for support and that worked well. If you give people jobs to do then that makes them feel they are contributing and gives you a rest.  Read up on healthy eating and get yourself nice and healthy ready for treatment - this is a good distraction for your mind. I wish you the very best as you start your journey and we are all here for you if you need us. Xx

ann-m
Community Champion

Re: Newly diagnosed

whoops! that should read 'us where you are,' I'm typing on my phone at the mo!!
x
ann-m
Community Champion

Re: Newly diagnosed

hi flutter,
Sorry to see you're joining is, but as Helena says, there is loads of support here from those of ius wherebyoibare now & further down the line.
Although its a scary time, please be assured that with an early stage diagnosis bc is very treatable with excellent outcomes, so it may help if others around you feel more reassured so that they can support you better.
Do come & chat whenever you want or need to.
ann x
ladybowler
Community Champion

Re: Newly diagnosed

Flutter

 

Hello and welcome to this lovely forum where you will find loads of help and support xx

 

It is totally natural at this time, and along the journey, to through lots of different emotions, it is exhausting to say the least no wonder you are fatigued.  Just take it one day at a time, small milestones are the best.

 

We are all here for you, just come on here whenever you need to.  When you get your treatment plan you might find it helpful to go on to the Going through treatment thread.

 

Sending you a hug

 

Helena xx

flutter
Member

Re: Newly diagnosed

Hi all thought I'd join the forum as like many ladies on here I'm feeling a bit shocked and worried about my newly diagnosed stage 2 lobular breast cancer and waiting for my mri scan Fri the 16th it's been such a strange and confusing time I go from I'm perfectly fine to freezing with terror everyone around me cries I just feel so fatigued at the minute xx

 

Tash79
Member

Re: Newly diagnosed

Hi all,

They haven't told me the what type it is or what the size is.
When all the scans and results are back I have a meeting with my consultant to go through my treatment plan.
Hope it all goes well Gail. X
Bouskillg
Member

Re: Newly diagnosed

Hi Tash

I was diagnosed a couple of weeks ago, after recall following routine mamo & then had biopsy, they didnt tell me stage just said primary and lymph node clear. I'm not having MRI, suspect you are as you are younger and your breast tissue is more dense. It was such a shock for me too and you are right the mind play tricks, my advice is stay away from google and stick to this forum. I am having 'tiny blobby' cut out on 29/6 with lymph node - they are taking that as a precaution. I felt much more positive once I had pre op and had seen BC nurse. The hospital have been amazingly supportive, I'm seeing consultant to go through consent on Weds., just cant wait to get this cut out and get ready for whatever treatment I need. Hope all goes well for you. Gail

Anniej
Community Champion

Re: Newly diagnosed

Hi Tasha, I'm celebrating the fact that you're stage 1 and with no lymph node involvement. This is a hard time for you, but don't forget that there are many others like you. Just to reassure you that BC is very treatable, and success rates are excellent. You don't say, or perhaps you don't know what type and size the tumour is. This will have a direct bearing on your treatment . As has already been mentioned,everyone is different, even if the diagnosis appears the same. Your treatment will be tailored to you . Wishing you the very best for what is to come. Stay strong. X

Tash79
Member

Re: Newly diagnosed

Thank you all.
Will definitely look into those other chat rooms.
Have already written down some questions before I forget as I go blank on the day of the appointments.

Tash x
Sue C
Community Champion

Re: Newly diagnosed

It maybe a good idea to right those questions down. I always forget and regret it later xx
ann-m
Community Champion

Re: Newly diagnosed

Hi Tash,
Welcome to the forum, although I'm sure you'd rather not be here, but there's loads of support here from others at your stage as well as those of us further down the line.
The early days of diagnosis are difficult, we've all been there & it is a shock, so what you're feeling is quite normal.
As Sue says, everyone's diagnosis & treatment plan is unique to them, so please try not to worry about comparisons, your team will explain it all.
Although it's stressful, it is good you are having the scans as this will ensure you get the best treatment plan for you.
Do come & chat whenever you need to & do look at the other threads such as 'going through treatment' so that you can chat to others going through similar.
ann x
Tash79
Member

Re: Newly diagnosed

Thank you Sue for your reply. You're right that the waiting is the hardest.
I've only met my team once and have lots of questions for them.
Best wishes xx
Sue C
Community Champion

Re: Newly diagnosed

Hi Tash

It is a very anxious and confusing time and what you're feeling is perfectly normal. You're treatment plan is totally unique to you depending on your cancer. 

Some have chemo first and others have surgery. It's good that you are having an MRI because its the best type of x ray. They won't be able to give you a treatment plan until that has been done. It may not seem like it, but it is good that there is no lymph node involvement because it means it hasn't spread.

Waiting is the hardest part. Once the tests are done, your consultant will be able to give you the best advice going forward and be guided by what he says.

Best wishes xx

Tash79
Member

Newly diagnosed

Hi all,

I have just been recently diagnosed with breast cancer stage 1 with no lymph nodes involvement.
Which they say is a positive. I'm so shocked at this and there is none of this in my family. I met with my team and they have said it's likely my treatment plan will be chemotherapy, lumpectomy and radiotherapy. All this depends once they get my results from my MRI and CT scan which I've been booked in for. I'm so stressed out and worried. Is this the normal procedure? As I've read that some women do not having chemotherapy, they go straight to surgery.
Just a bit confused and anxious.
Any advice would be great pls. As my brain is overworking big time.

Tash