I'm based just outside Cardiff. Was diagnosed July 2014 - had SNB, WLE, rads and am now on tamoxifen. Having major struggle with fatigue - caused partly by tamoxifen and partly by hysterectomy I ended up having because of tamoxifen SEs. I work pretty much full time as a primary teacher. I've been seeing a psychologist at Velindrre to help deal with the fatigue and she has suggested joining a support group as the fatigue is making me feel pretty isolated. I've looked into a fair few in the area but they all seem to meet during the day which I can't do. Anyone know any groups that meet in the evening? I'm 45 so it would be good to meet with women of a similar age who are trying to work and cope with breast cancer fall out.
Anyone nearby to Chepstow or Newport?
Got diagnosed yesterday and it still seems a bit unreal! Surgery in 2 weeks then chemo, but I feel a bit in limbo over what's really coming after the surgery is done...
Lovely to meet you all, wish it was under better circumstances 🙂
Any one from the abergavenny monmouth area? I am halfway through chemo but am finding the taxotare much worse than the fec. Also worried about travelling to Velindra for 4 weeks for radio - and was looking for local people to hook up with and possible share lifts and experiences.
Just re-read the posts and see that you are being treated in Nevil Hall just down the road from me, I had chemo there finished end of March, then had 20 rounds of radiotherapy at Velindre - they are fantastic there, not sure if you have started chemo but good luck!!!! by the end of mine i was glad that I was out of the windsor suite they are lovely there but I had had enough by the end of it
I have been to the Haven in Hereford a couple of times but apart from that I have not been to any other meetings, off now on friday to the one in cardiff
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