Can I ask yourself & Yankee - Did either of you opt for the cold cap during your chemotherapy? If so did it help reduce hair loss?
Would appreiate your feedback.
Hi Bevster, hi Yankee,
I am another February Valentine, just popped in to offer support to the newest group. As Yankee says, we Vals are even closer than ever as we have been through so much together. Those bonds will never break, most of us are finding our new selves and still supporting one another and laughing together. So wishing you all well for your new experience. Sending hugs.
Thank you for your message & kind words. Sorry to hear your friend is going through this too. Hopefully you will be able to provide her with insight & support having been unfortunate to have gone through this yourself too.
How are you now? Hope all is well. I will have a read of the Valentine's forum which I'm sure will help me with my scenario.
I'm pleased to have taken the step to register here & hope, like you say, I can get the support I need whilst also, in time, offering my support to others.
Thank you. Much luv. B xx
Dear Bevstar -- I'm from a long ago forum -- the February 2013 Valentines -- but have started to read the up-to-date threads again, as I have a dear friend who is going through it all at the moment! So glad that you have chosen to come to the right place to get the support you need. I don't think that I ever would have gotten through the whole process without the help of those I met here! We are still all in touch, and talk with one another almost every day. Sorry that you need to be here, but welcome to a very supportive community! As glum as it all seems at the moment, belive me, you will get through it! With lots of sisterly love, Yankee
Welcome to the forums, this must be a very worrying time for you but you have come to the right place for support from our experienced users who I’m sure will be along to support you soon.
You may also like to talk things through with a member of our helpline staff who are there to offer emotional support as well as practical information. The free phone number is 0808 800 6000 and the lines are open Monday to Friday 9.00 to 5.00 and Saturday 10.00 to 2.00.
Hi - have only registered on here today & hoping to ease some fears re my forthcoming treatment.
I am due to have my 2nd appointment with my Oncologist on Friday after learning last week that, following my lumpectomy, I need to have chemotherapy & herceptin along with radiotherapy & tamoxifen.
Although my lumpectomy results have shown that my cancer has gone (caught very early & hadn't spread), I am fearful of what's yet to come & that my journey remains long & uncertain.
I feel I am on an emotional rollercoaster & thought I would hit euphoria when I learned my cancer had been removed but I didn't.
Would appreciate any support/advice to help me understand things better with regards to my feelings &, of course, the treatment I face.