thank you ladies for sharing your stories xx
It does help to know that there are many people going through this, and yes, it never rains but it pours!!! I know there will be difficult times ahead. I'm waiting to find out exactly which drugs I'm have receptors for so still feel that theres a hell of a way to go. But to be honest, although I am truely scared about the treatment, I'm also ready for it. I just keep thinking I need to get on with it so I can get back to being me 🙂
Hi, first of all, I'm so sorry to hear of your diagnosis. But most of us find that when we have been DX, we can cope much better than we thought. It's one of the messages we pass on to all new members who are still in the waiting room. I was DX November 2012, Ductal Invasive, Grade 3, Stage 2B. ER/PR+ HER2-. I had mastectomy with a sentinal node biopsy. Tumour was 3cm, 3 lymph nodes removed, cancer in one of them. Then I had FEC-T but no radiotherapy. Now on Anastrazole and waiting for my second annual mastectomy/breast check.
Wishing you both well while you go through your various treatments, and sending bit hugs.
I found my lump 4 weeks ago, saw my GP two days later, waited two weeks to see a consultant. Had a mamogram, two ultrasounds with two different consultants and a biospy. Then after another 9 days waiting was told that I have stage 1 grade 3 breast cancer.
I know this is a difficult time and a whirlwind of emotions is normal. But frankly I feel relieved. I'm relieved that I know what I have and relieved that the doctors know how to treat it. Relieved that my GP didnt tell me I was being silly and it was nothing. Relieved that I'm not waiting around, hiding my fears from the world. Relieved that I can tell my friends and family that actually, there is something wrong but it is treatable.
I'm wondering though if I should be feeling more empotional. Dont get me wrong, I've had a few tears, but mostly I seem to be walking around saying to everybody else - it's ok. It's only cancer. It's not a death sentence. It's just a word. It's ok to say it outloud. I'm wondering if I'm still in shock because frankly, everybody else in my life seems to be more upset about this than me.I actualy feel less afraid now I know exactly what the lump is.
Am I normal or does everybody go through this stage?