Thank you so so much Helena, Ann, Michelle21 and Sunflower for your kind responses. This weekend has certainly been a struggle - especially getting through Easter. It is a real comfort to know there are people here who I can talk to at anytime who know what I am going through.
I have come back to work today to keep busy whilst waiting for my next 2 appointments to come through.
Many thanks again. I am sure you will be hearing from me as I go through my journey.
Hello and welcome to the forum, not a place you want to be but one thing is for sure you will get loads of help and support from the lovely ladies on here who know exactly what you are going through.
I remember when I was diagnosed I didnt feel ill, in fact felt better than I had for some time, but here was someone telling me that I had breast cancer, totally surreal. It will take time for it all to sink in and give yourself that time. I think the best way to describe it to people, if you want to that is because it is entirely up to you what you do and dont tell people, is that you have been diagnosed with bc but that a treatment plan is being put in place.
I actually gave my tumour a name, Mr Blobby. I told my friends that I had named it and it was going to be removed with some other treatment to make sure he didnt come back 🙂
Never worry about coming on here and having a rant, it is a lovely safe place where you can do that without worrying about upsetting your family, and you are in the company of people who get you.
Sending you loads of hugs
Recently diagnosed with IDC ER+ but that is all we really know....I need an mri and "bubble test" (can't remember what this is actually called) before deciding treatment plan. I am petrified!!!!! But I am not ill. My partner has decided to wrap me in cotton wool and tell people i am ill - but I am not. I don't feel ill.
So my question is...what is "this"???? What is the best word to describe what is happening...is it a condition, a situation?????
Sorry, only diagnosed last Tuesday and am starting to struggle. Telling my Son and my family has been exhausting.
Have been reading posts on this forum for weeks now and have found comfort in the posts and knowing people know what I am going through.
This waiting game is rubbish!
Sorry to rant..... It's all been a bit of a shock.
Thanks for listening