Mimi, I agree, nothing is more important than your health. If you don't have that then you have nothing. I've overhauled my life and have a completely new perspective now. I really think stress and high cortisol can increase your toxic hormone levels and reduce your immune system. I can't beleve the burned out state I got myself into before my duagnosis. I hope all goes well for you. I know it's like treading water whilst you're waiting for your treatment plan to start but once you're into it it gets emotionally easier. Xxx
Thank you for your lovely wishes.
Thats great to hear and we are all here for you whenever you need us xx
Very good advise fromyour bcn, Dr Google is a very scary place full of out dated and misinformation. There are loads of information and support booklets on here that you can access as when you are ready to.
Good idea to take one day at a time and try not to worry about the "what ifs" as there is nothing you can do about something you dont know about. I set myself small milestones, accepting my diagnosis, my surgery, results, taking my first hormone tablet, starting my radiotherapy and finally completing active treatment in January 2017. I have just had the results from my first post op mammogram and all clear.
I am so glad we have made you laugh, keep coming on here and we will try to continue to do so
Sending you hugs xx
the waiting is the pits, and i feel for you.
the same has happened with me before, having to wait until you get your period before an MRI, but I remember my bc nurse saying that this was to ensure that the results would be the most accurate they could be and nothing would be missed.
take care x x
Hi Mimi, sorry you find yourself here. Getting a cancer diagnosis really sucks like nothing you have experienced before so all emotions are normal. I'm a year on since diagnosis and doing very well. I've just had my first holiday overseas in over a year. I was 48 at diagnosis, stage 3 grade 2 locally advanced so I had to have the full triathlon: chemo, surgery,radiotherapy. It's been a bumpy ride but it's doable. Just stay strong and come on here if you need to offload away from your loved ones. I focussed on nutrition after my diagnosis to give my mind somewhere to go where I could feel in control of something. Here's my story. I hope it helps: https://lifeafterlola.blogspot.co.uk/
Best wishes. Xxx
Hi there, morning. Be easy on yourself and do take it one day at a time. Twelve years ago I was exactly in the same place as you. Lumpectomy, Chemo ands rads followed by 5 years tabs. Got through it still here. For the chemo I elected for the cold cap, this was my choice and as it happened I lost all my hair from the neck down and kept all above the neck. So for many months I did not have to do the leg waxing bit and armpits so there are plusses however small.Hugs Cazzy
Lovely really good advice from Gill there. Yes you will beat it. I am glad to hear that you have taken some time off, I am sure this will help and as each day passes you will get stronger, okay there will be times when you have a bit of a meltdown, but we are here to hold you up and put you back on your feet again.
Sending you the tough pants we give to ladies when they are struggling. Dont worry they have been recently laundered so nice and fresh, they have very deep pockets for us lot to get in and be beside you. See and we can laugh on here as well. I think it was Patch Adams who said laughter is a good medicine.
Hello and welcome to this lovely forum, not somewhere any of us would choose to be, but one thing is for sure you will get loads of help and support from the wonderful ladies on here.
This is a lot to take in especially when the thinking previously was that it was not bc. The way you are feeling is totally natural, give yourself time to take in what you have been told, we are all here for you to support you in whatever way we can. And you are right you will see that there are ladies who have the same/similar diagnosis as you and they are many years past diagnosis. The night sweats will be your body reacting to the news and your anxiety levels will be high so that will not help. I am not sure if you work, but if so are you able to take a couple of days off.
Come on here to rant, rave, cry, ask questions, there will always be someone who can help.
Sending you lots of hugs