Hi there I was diagnosed Nov 2015, had clear scan April 2016,recurrence in June in breast and mastectomy, now recurrence in lungs and liver although very tiny. Am also a mum to 3sons its every mums worst nightmare. How are you now? I am now on weekly chemo to keep it at bay (I hope) really struggling too 😞I am 38
Hi there I was diagnosed Nov 2015, had clear scan April 2016,recurrence in June in breast and mastectomy, now recurrence in lungs and liver although very tiny. Am also a mum to 3sons its every mums worst nightmare. How are you now? I am now on weekly chemo to keep it at bay (I hope) really struggling too 😞
Hi, I know this reply is a few weeks late but just want you to know I was stage 3 and opted for the double mastectomy. Went two rounds of chemo. This was four years ago and I'm still going strong with no relapse.
Please stay strong and take one day at a time. Be sure to include your daughter in as much as possible when it come to explaining this illness. We told my son the medicine the doctor needs me to take will make me very sick but that's ok because if I become sick and my hair falls out, then we know the medicine is working and it's making me better.
The fight was long and some bad days made it very hard but it's now four years later and my family is closer then ever because of this.
Keeping you and your family in my prayers.
I know, I've not been able to get you young women off my mind, at all.
You are right (in another TN thread) when older you have fewer distractions.
Ive only had Me, Myself and I to look after, with a good husband and friends and family.
I feel Ive also not had such serious symptoms either - caught early.
But some people seem to have it heaped upon them - it's heartbreaking.
Thank you for kind words - can't remember what I wrote.
I was beginning of scramble my brain remembering who was who etc etc 🤓
Hi Ange im just having a look at recent posts and noticed your very complimentary post on 20th and want to say thanks for that. It breaks my heart when I read posts of younger women with young families struggling with diagnosis. I need to reach out and try to give some reassurance to them because it does get easier as treatment goes on. I remember clearly how scary it was for the first couple of months following my diagnosis I cried often. I feel so different now im much stronger than I was before all this and im really positive. I hope all is going well for you Ange and I'll look at some more of your posts to get a insight into how your journey is going. I'm hoping Katydaw can find some positivity soon as I think about her and how she is coping. Xxx
You young Mums have brought tears to my eyes.
Its not just the news, you are dealing with getting well after serious surgery. I know how tired, sore and achey I get. It's the exhaustion that drags you down.
I go for chemo intro etc tomorrow and start on Friday - 3x FEC and 9 weekly something.
I was 68 yesterday and had a 3cm lump and 8 nodes removed -2/8 affected.
It was a shock on Friday to be told tumour was Grade 3 and Triple negative.
Im beginning to get a bit more used to this new medical lingo.
Girls, please have a good shout out here - it must be SO hard and heartbreaking with such little ones...
I do hope you have people around to lean on, practically and emotional support.
Be warrior women - you may have been weakened in a battle, but you are going win the war - with scars to prove it!
Hi Taran you will be surprised how quickly your treatment seems to go once it starts and the chemo nurses are great and put you at ease. Any side effects are easily treated so it's all doable. Do you know which chemo you will be having yet? Ask your oncologist to give you difflam mouthwash if you get a sore mouth and something for thrush oral or otherwise lol. Please don't ever think of not making it through this difficult time in your life because there's so much that can be done nowadays.What type of b/c are you being treated for and what surgery have you had if you don't mind me asking? Xx
Hi Katydaw sorry you've ended up on this site but you'll get lots of support here so hang in there and don't despair. I'm 56 and triple neg. I had 5cm tumour so had right mastectomy 9th October last year.During op 3/5 lymph nodes were affected so had 6 FEC-T chemo which I finished 1st April. It's not easy but very doable. I had the rest of my nodes cleared 6 weeks ago.I've just come home from a 2 week holiday and will start 15 sessions of radiotherapy this coming Friday. I know you will feel like your world is falling apart but it gets better as treatment goes on honestly. I know triple neg is scary as we don't yet have a tablet to prevent it coming back but that doesn't mean it will return. As I can see light at the end of the tunnel now I look back and see that breast cancer will have cheated me out of a year of my life but I'm moving forward. It's early days for you Katy but you'll be surprised how quickly you move through treatment. Don't trawl through Internet stuff like I did as a lot of it is way out of date and depressing.Put your trust in your team of professionals they will get you there for years and years to come. Keep in touch you'll get lots of help and good advice from the ladies on here. Anne xxx