This is obviously a scary time for you - I'm sure that someone will be along soon to offer you some support. In the meantime you may be interested in our Someone Like Me service, we have around 200 volunteers on the service who offer support, including women with a TNBC diagnosis. Annie, for example is one of our email volunteers, and has just celebrated five years since diagnosis, but we have volunteers who are more recently diagnosed, and others who are quite someway past their diagnosis and treatment. We can put you in touch with someone who has experience of the issues you are facing, someone who's had breast cancer and understands.
If you would like to use the Someone Like Me service please do get in touch by email on: email@example.com or by calling the service directly on 0114 263 6490.
Someone Like Me
Hi Karen my name is Samantha I'm 34 yrs old with 2 kids age 15 and 13 and I just got married last year. So I want to be here with my kids and husband. So after I found out i got TNBC. I don't know why cuz none of my family have breast cancer or any other cancer. I'm the 1st one have to going through this cancer without any information. So I got online and do research and the more I know about TNBS I'm scared. But then I got on the phone with my client and she put me on the phone with her friend name is Kim. Kim told me that her mom has TNBC 22 yrs ago and now she is in her 70's. So there are HOPE. Stay strong and postive. I found out I got TNBC on November 5 and lumpectomy on November 18. Now I feel better n healing. I drink only green smoothie and eat chicken vegetable soup. Avoid sugar, coffee and caffeine. Eat healthy n walk everyday for 30 mins or more.
Hi Karan, if you look on the main board you will find several TN threads with lots of support and long time survivors, the secret is to try and stay away from googling, I know it's so hard not too but it really does you no good! We have all scared ourselves witless at some point by doing it but here you get first hand experiences from those going through it and not just statistics! None of us want to be in this club but we are all here for each other no matter what and I hope you find it as invaluable as I have Xx Jo