I woke up to a choice of tea, coffee, hot choc, assorted sandwiches, biscuits, yogurt, jelly....Peppermint tea and a lov holemeal egg and cress sarnie never tasted so good xxx
FiMillan and Collie, just wanted to say Hi and welcome. You're in a great place for support. I really dont know how I would have got through my cancer diagnosis and treatment without the support of the lovely ladies on this forum. The waiting really is the hardest part and once your treatment plan is agreed and started you feel much better. Any distraction you can find is good at this stage and I focussed on getting ready for treatment by getting myself as healthy as possible. I had the full triathlon of chemo, surgery & rads and I'm now a year post chemo and all good so far, in fact, I feel full of life and energy and appreciate every day! Here's my story which you may find some useful tips in: http://lifeafterlola.com
Once you have your treatment plan, you can chat with others on the "going through treatment" threads who are having the same treatments. I found this really helpful, sanity-wise!
Sending hugs. xxx
Aw! thank you! When I first posted on the forum I started a discussion about anxiety and operations. Some of the ladies who responded said that one of the best things when you wake up is that someone might offer you a cup of tea (and maybe a toast). I'm going to focus on that thought! All the best,
Your tumor sounds like a sibling of mine (also grade 2, in left breast). I got my diagnosis a little more than 2 weeks ago, and I've got a lumpectomy/partial lymph node removal scheduled for this Monday. My treatment plan will only be decided about afterwards.
Things still feel rather surreal to me - like other people here I've also found myself thinking that surely there must have been some mistake because ... I'm fine, really. It takes time to sink in. The BC Nurse I spoke to told me right after I got the diagnosis that this and other feelings/thoughts are entirely normal: the fact that all this seems to be happening to someone else, or that it feels as if it is a bad dream, and then there is the rollercoaster of feelings (especially anxiety) that one gets thrown on without any warning, and the hamster wheel of thoughts going round and round in circles (day and night).
It is a lot to take in, and it takes time. I have found it very helpful to talk to other women on this forum, and yes, as others have also said: take things one step at a time. Do something that makes you happy, take time for yourself, and don't worry too much about what other people might think, feel or expect, think of yourself and of what is good for you/gives you strength and support.
Wishing you all the best,
Thanks Collie, I appreciate that. I'll post at some stage, but we're going away for the weekend to celebrate my dad and stepmum's 40th wedding anniversary - so whatever happens tomorrow, the weekend is something to look forward to.
First of all, glad you found us even though it's not where you want to be.
We've all been where you are now, but we do get through it.
It is a huge shock getting diagnosed, so what you're feeling is quite usual. I remember too well, that feeling of just wanting it out of me.
It can help just to take it a stage at a time, there might be more investigations, which is quite usual as the most important thing is, getting the best treatment plan for you.
When you know where you're going with it all, it does settle down. There are loads of us here who've been through it & are out the other side - that is the normal outcome.