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Secondary breast cancer worries

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Amy, you are sounding more positive, and determination and will power are very helpful tools in battling this disease . We are here for you at every cheesy moment, and every teary moment too. No one says the path is easy, but as the hundreds, thousands who come on here can confirm, it is very doable . New medicines are being discovered all the time, and this disease is no longer the nightmare it was a few years ago. In the meantime keep busy, be good to yourself and let’s see what your medical team offer. Best wishes. X

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❤️❤️❤️👍 hi Amy, cheese away love 😘 you do what you want and what’s right for you, everyone on here understands and 👭 you are never alone ❤️ do use the options I’ve mentioned before if you feel you need too ❤️ 💕💕Shi xx

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Hi everyone. Im feeling a bit more positive today and determined that cancer isn't going to rule my life! I still think i'll be having treatment (so the consultant keeps saying) and im hoping that will allow me to carry on for as long as possible. I'm really grateful for all the support and hope you're all ok too. Sorry if this is cheesy lol

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❤️Amy, talk away that’s what the threads are for ❤️ please do phone the nurse and use the someone like me option ❤️ be kind to yourself ❤️ breast cancer now is here for you each step ❤️ 👭 💕💕Shi xx

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Thank you all so much for the replies, its nice hearing from others. Im calm at the moment, i think i was in shock when i spoke to my consultant earlier. He said he hopes its not cancer but i need to be prepared. I think ive already accepted the likelihood it will be. I just hope i will still have a good few years left. I still feel well at the moment and i need to stay strong and well for as long as possible. Sorry for the long posts, im a talker lol

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Hi Amy, it’s understandable that you feel low as it’s a lot to absorb and accept.  It’s also going to be just as tough for your family because when one person has cancer it’s felt by everyone around them.  As Shi said, it may be a good idea to chat with the nurses on here. Make sure you stay tied in with people on here who can support you from experience. It can be really hard to share your fears with your loved ones as you often want to stay brave and positive around others.  Try some grounding techniques to reduce your anxiety and stay in the moment.  This is a form of mindfulness and can involve visual focus, touch, smells and music.  There are lots of “guided imagery meditation“ albums online which I found really helpful in the early days.  Here’s a useful guide which may help a little: https://www.healthline.com/health/grounding-techniques 

Sending hugs. Xx

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Hi Amy, I can fully understand how worried you must be at this stage. However, I’ve always thought that it’s good to share, as you are by coming on here and talking to your family. There is a wealth of expert knowledge here, and as Shi says, why not phone in and get some of it. (Do not google as that info is out of date. )It’s no use saying not to worry, as if that would help 😳, but I would say that there are loads of treatments out there, and not all invasive. I’ve got mets in both my lungs and wobble along on a couple of tablets a day. Literally wobble.....I’m overweight 😱 and 73, so old as well! No one wants a diagnosis of cancer, but your medical team are your champions and will do what is right and good for you. Please keep in touch and let us know how it all goes and if there’s anything we can do for you. Good luck, and big hugs. X

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Amy ❤️ Please do use the number on here and speak to a nurse 👭 and also the someone like me option ❤️ You are never alone and breast cancer now is here for you ❤️💕💕Shi xx

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Secondary breast cancer worries

Im feeling so low today. Just spoke to my consultant and there are areas around my lungs and stomach that look suspicious and he said that i should be prepared for it to be cancer. But if it is it means its secondary. And its looking like it could be inflammatory breast cancer. Im just gutted and i know theres treatment to prolong my life but im scared. Ive told my mum and sister and they're upset too. Ive still got to talk to other family members but im really struggling to cope