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Re: Diagnosed today

Hi Cookies4

Sorry you find yourself here and hope your treatment all goes well. I can totally empathise with the fairly calm feelings suddenly crashing, especially after giving the family the news. My kids are all in their ‘30s but telling them was truly the hardest and most awful thing I have done  In my life. Since then my mood has been up and down. I haven’t told many other people but each time I have what I am facing really hits home. 
Like all of us you will have bad days and relatively good days. I have been focusing on things going on in my ‘normal’ life as much as I possibly can, discussing everyday life with family and exercising as much as possible. Whatever is your thing really to help your mood. I have surgery tomorrow and just want to get over & done with!

Good luck with your treatment and until it starts just try to go with the flow of emotions as much as you can. x

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Thank you susie!

think I might need to ‘fill up that glass today!’ As my positivity seems to have gone and the harsh reality set in!

im not one to dwell so the lippy and smile will return later!!

i hope you are staying well 😊

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Hi amy1988

my diagnosis certainly ‘hit me’ by the end of yesterday!

im sorry to hear about your diagnosis and I hope that you are well on the path to a full recovery.

my plan so far is mri next week, probably a lumpectomy ( just need to check another shadow they found) radiotherapy and meds.

thank you for your support x

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Thank you so much for your reply.

yesterday was quite possibly the most horrific day I’ve ever experienced- telling family and friends but especially my kids (21 & 18) 

everyone was incredible but the harsh reality of cancer certainly hit home and by the end of the day I had definitely crashed & burned.

i so appreciate the help and support already from the forum so thank you again x

 

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Hi Cookies4

Bad luck on your diagnosis but great to hear it's treatable and that you're feeling so positive.

I had a similar diagnosis (grade 2) in February and felt relieved it wasn't worse. I've been on Letrozole since and will be for 7 years and had a mastectomy with immediate implant reconstruction at the end of July.

I have continued to feel grateful for my diagnosis, despite the occasional side effects from the meds and the post-op soreness. You hang on to your glass-half-full approach, it will serve you well before and after treatment.

Wishing you well and sending hugs

Susie x

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Hi cookies4. I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I was diagnosed in June and to begin with I felt 'normal', I think having it confirmed calmed me down, strangely! But later it hit me, it doesn't feel real. Do you know anything about your treatment plan yet? Try and get lots of support and advice. Good luck with your journey 

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Hi Cookies4

Any diagnosis is a shock and you’ve probably had a few weeks of waiting, wondering, dreading... It really takes it out of you. I’m not sure why cancer and not something else but that seems to be how it is. You’ll find here there’s no hierarchy of gravity of diagnosis. Breast cancer is breast cancer and, while you ARE indeed fortunate it has been caught early, you are still entitled to feel every emotion you need to feel. If you feel grateful or relieved, don’t tinge it with guilt or anything negative.

It’s good you felt able to use the forums. I hope you’ll find others with a similar diagnosis to share your experiences with - and of course feel free to ask whatever questions you want to ask. You’ll meet with a warm response, whatever your stage. I wish you all the best in your treatment. Take good care of yourself and your emotions! 

Jan x

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Diagnosed today

Received my diagnosis of stage 1 cancer this afternoon. Bizarrely I feel ‘grateful‘ that it’s isolated and completely treatable but still In total shock.

feels like an out-of-body experience