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So I've met my goal!

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Keep going girl!!

 

As a mum, of girls similar in ages to you, myself I just want to say how proud you make me feel. And so on behalf of all your female relatives and everyone on here I just want to say Well Done for coming through all that you have had to deal with. Thank you for coming back to tell us - giving inspiration to many. Every good wish for a long, happy and healthy life  

 

Sian xxx

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I've just logged on today to see all of your lovely posts!! Thank you! 🙂

I wish everyone else who are working towards their personal goal the very best! Xx

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Well done Emily ,

 

Your Mum would have been so proud of you coping with all the operations and reconstruction, especially at such a young age , but like you say finding the small lump early will potentially give you a much longer life span than any of your previous female relatives. Well Done and thanks so much for posting 5 years on. May you be happy and healthy. Sending you lots of love Tracy xxx

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What an inpspiration you are  -well done!I wish you all the very very best for  a long  and healthy life ahead!

 

Naz xxxx

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Emily, SO very many congratulations to you, for reaching your goal, for getting through the side effects, for coping with the body and emotional changes we all face at such a young age .  I do hope in your next five years you can get to a place where BC and your mastectomies are part of your history but just a part and the rest of you is what you truely wish and hope for.

very very best of luck - I'm sure all the other women lost to BC from your family would be SO SO proud of you.

N

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Wow that is one of the best stories I have read on here so so pleased for you. The best thing is that although you are 5 years on you have taken the trouble to come back on to this website and tell us all, it is such a help for the people currently going through treatment.
All the very best of luck to you in whatever you do now.

Steph xx
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Good for you, Emily! 

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you're an amazing woman. Hope i can be so upbeat 4 years from now. I thought i was young at 36 - but 22!!!!! keep on going and i wish you all the best xxx
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Wow your story is very moving.... mixed with sadness and joy, you are an inspiration to any one going through this awful disease.
I hope you carry on being as strong and determined, and have a long and happy life
Maggie x
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Emily you're an inspiration. Good luck with all you choose to do with your life xxx
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Certainly time to celebrate Emily. Currently 5 years from now seems an age away for me but I hope to celebrate just as much as you. xxxx
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Thats wonderful news, so happy for you...
Jan x
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Brilliant to read. You have had a difficult few years when many about you will have been partying and all that the early 20's brings.
Now you can move into the next phase knowing you have won a long battle. Your mum would be pleased and proud, I am sure.
Here's to a long and healthy future!
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Hello my name is Emily and 5 years ago today was the WORST ay of my whole life, I was diagnosed with breast cancer at just 22 years old.
the cancer was very small, only 9mm and officially classed as grade 2 although 90+% of the cancer was only grade 1. I had a mastectomy on each side (as I have a strong family history of bc) and zoladex and 5 years tamoxifen. I was given the choice to have chemo but was told that my operation and hormone drugs should do it!
in some ways I'm lucky as for me I was always going to get breast cancer as I have a genetic fault, I'm lucky because my mum, gran, great gran and her mother all passed away while very young and I can say 5 years on that I'm fine, healthy and loving life!
its been a real struggle, I Sufferd terrible side effects while on tamoxifen and zoladex combined, I went from a slim 22 year old to a boob less fat 22 year old, mood swings depression, bloody horrible hot flushes and water retention, i couldn't have intimate relations and it was just awful. BUT I got through it, came off zoladex, had my reconstruction and life became normal again. I finished my last pack of tamoxifen last week too :).
5 years on, and boy it has gone quick, and I'm so pleased I got here with no reoccurrence, although I have been through many scares! This is a massive milestone for me, I don't feel I have got trough it just for me but I have done it for my mum as well who died at just 32.
I reached my goal....woohoo, what a feeling! 🙂
good luck and loads of love to anybody going through it and suffering at the moment
Emily x x x