Ladies, your words are so true.
Take the information you are given from the hospital, as this is relevant to you and your treatment. Google is good but often too much information !!
Today I had my last FEC cycle and now have a few weeks to chill and recover before Rads and herceptin.
My diaognosis was last October and finishing chemo seemed a long time away. The day has finally arrived !
It's all done now and some rubbish days to come until I shake off the SEs.
All of you hang on in there - you will get through and then you can celebrate and relax
Love to you all - Lou xx
Ah, but it won't help me. It will only help you to make money. Unless you are a cancer sufferer you should not be posting here. I have notified the moderator of what I consider to be unsuitable content. I believe you are preying on people who are in an extremely vulnerable state, and in my eyes, are therefore completely unscrupulous.
Esoteric Healer, I do not believe you should be posting on this site. If the goods are so great, and from 'natural' sources then they would be cheap, and the NHS would save a fortune. Until the NHS recommends and uses them I, and I hope others, will be staying well away from people such as yourself.
Feelthefear, good to see you are so positive and can now help others on here. It was only last weekend when I saw your post as just being diagnosed and now look how far you have come!
Hi Bellah, rotten place to be, but BC is so very treatable now. I went on holiday whilst waiting for path results and a treatment plan and I can't even remember getting on the plane! Sheer panic I suppose.
Everyone on this site has a tale to tell, and you can learn so much from their stories, as I have. Use this site, and DO NOT Google. It doesn't help. Ask any questions, and someone will help you along.
Im sending a big virtual hug, and when you feel down, feel free to borrow the big girl knickers we send around!
Good luck. X
Oh Bella, I can totally identify what you're currently going though and what others have been saying to reassure you. I was diagnosed last August and can honestly say, I have never truly experienced fear until the whole Breast Clinic investigations etc.
It really helped me to treat diagnosis as something to be dealt with positively. No-one wants to be there, but diagnosis means treatment, and treatment will get you on your way to a new normal life.
I didn't cope with the initial stages of diagnosis/surgery/treatment very well (shock and fear I suppose!) and had to resort to taking something from my GP for my anxiety symptoms. This truly helped me a lot - so don't be worried about seeing your GP (although don't accept Fluoxetine, as it can't be taken with Tamoxifen - and treatment depending, you may be put on this). I'm through treatment now and it's doable!!
Be kind to yourself on the good days and the bad, as they do come in equal measure... and keep in mind all those other women (and men) currently waiting and undergoing treatment. You really are not alone.
Chin up and try to remain positive, as you have every reason to be. Good luck x
Hi I diagnosed end if Feb with stage 2 and felt the same but surgeon so confident this can be got rid of.
Its still early.
I had op last week to remove growth and some lymph nodes to check. I will get detailed results next week.
There are lots of professionals sorting our care, and loads help to access, like here, at McMillan, I go to support group once a month. Met some amazing people.
I think we react based on what we told years ago, rather then knowing now this can be cured, controlled, ts affects minimised.
Its annoying but so good they can catch much eaflier now.
I am still processing the rollar coaster of emotions, appointments, operations and forthcoming treatments.
Feel sore, bruised and battered but its all to heal me and so pleased they can do this now.
Bit by bit we can do this journey together. 🙂
Welcome to the place where no one wants to be but you will get sooo much help and support on here from the wonderful ladies.
It is a lot to take in at once, give yourself time to adjust to your diagnosis. Breast cancer treatment these days is very effective and successful. I know you dont think it now but you will get through this and come out the other side.
Sending you a hug