I’m Samantha from Rayleigh, Essex. I have two children. I will be one of the oldest too, turning 45 at Christmas. I was diagnosed in January this year with grade 3, ER+ and PR+ invasive ductal carcinoma, 3 tumours in left breast with one in lymph. Ive had a mastectomy with immediate DIEP and full nodal clearance. I’ve just started to develop signs of lymphodema so wear a sleeve on and off. I then had chemo (EC and Paclitaxcel) and finished radiotherapy 2weeks ago. Set to go on Tamoxifen and injections for 5 years.
Attending with two friends. We live in the same town, have children in the same class and were diagnosed within four months of each other. Spooky!!
Looking forward to meeting you all xx
You’ll be pleased to know you’re not quite the oldie of the group Jo, I may have to take that one for the team at 45! 😉🥴🤣
I’m Dyonise, 41 from London but originally from Switzerland (the French area). I was diagnosed a year ago almost by the day, stage 1c, grade 3, ER/PR+ and HER2+. I had lumpectomy (took 2 surgeries for clear margins), chemo, radio and still have Herceptin injection till Feb next year.
I'll be the one running late as I have my first big check tomorrow at 9:00 am.
Looking forward to meet you all xx
I had my chemo today so all being well I shall be there tomorrow! So excited to meet you all!
Is there anything in particular we need to bring with us at all?
i’m victoria, 38 and mum to two little people (now 5 and 3, but 4 and 2 when I was diagnosed) from Kent, near tunbridge wells. Found out I had breast cancer on Christmas Eve. I have/had stage 2 grade 3 IDC which is her2+, have had chemo, surgery (therapeutic mammoplasty and node clearance) and radiotherapy and am two thirds of the way through iv herceptin and Pertuzumab.
so looking forward to meeting you all xx
@Trijo I feel fine today. thank you Steroids😂 So I am still coming as planned❤️ Kath I'm from Basildon
I'm Liana, 34, 2 toddlers, London/Essex
Diagnosed with TNBC IDC in April 2019, started treatment July 2019 due to complications, just finished round 4 of AC and starting Carbo/paclitaxel next week for 12 weeks.
Looking forward to meeting you all, I'll be the 'one' in the cap
I am also from essex near Stansted airport. Plus I am a student ODP too! Which part of essex are you?
best wishes Kath
I'm also from Essex (near Stansted airport)! which part of essex are you?
best wishes Kath
I'm Kath aged 41 from Essex. I completed all my acute treatment for HER+ Lobular bc back in March this year, but am to remain on hormone therapy for a total of 10 years (usual story I'm sure). Although i am really looking forward to Friday, it is also causing me a great deal of anxiety as I find it difficult meeting new people. I'm thinking we will all be in the same boat though so hanging on to that thought! I have been wanting to meet other younger women for some time but this is a bit hit 'n' miss. I have attended some of the support workshops and groups at Maggie's Cancer centre at Addenbrookes in Cambridge. They have been fab but tend to be older ladies with different cancers, priorities or issues. Looking forward to meeting you all once i've pushed past the nerves
Hi my name is Suzy from Essex, i was diagnosed last October (on breast cancer awareness day of all days) I am a strange one as have multiple tumours which some were her2+ and some were triple negative, stage 3 grade 3.
I've had chemo, mastectomy with immediate recon, radio and now on herceptin and perjeta until next June.
Looking forward to meeting you all xxx
Oh wow Anna! I couldn’t have considered doing this during chemo so you’re obviously super tough. I hope it’s kind to you tomorrow.🤞🏻x
Looking forward to meeting you all Friday!
September 2018 I was diagnosed with grade 3 Invasive Lobular Carcinoma - an aggressive, fast growing Breast Cancer. What then followed was a 5 month regime of chemotherapy. 3 lots of surgery, including my port. FNC 4 of 13 Lymph nodes infected. 3 weeks of intense radiotherapy, along with further months / years of Zoladex injections with Aromasin. Let's just say, it's been an whirlwind of a year - resulting in a new natural curly hairstyle! Sarah.
@trijo I’m the 2nd oldest but at the earliest part of my treatment 😂 My chemo is tomorrow I really hope I can make it as I’d love to meet you and the rest of the ladies ❤️❤️❤️
Hi I’m Jo, age 42 (the oldie of the group)😂. I live in Snodland and finished treatment for triple negative in January. I’m a busy mum of two young boys. Looking forward to meeting you all.
I can't wait to meet you all.
I must say, I've been to every thing suggested to me by my BCN, to everything offered by the local macmillan group, and I have to say I am so looking forward to meeting women my age!
I'm not saying the people I've met along the way haven't been as nice as pie and worth their weight in gold, but there's just something about being in the sh1tty club as a younger woman.
You're all troopers, and I can't wait to meet you all.
I'm Danielle, I'm 35, I'll be travelling down from the Midlands.
Was diagnosed in June 19 with her2+ and almost half way through chemo with 4 more rounds to go and then the joys and uncertainty of surgery, radiotherapy, immunotherapy and a decade of tamoxifen.
Looking forward to meeting everyone and laughing until we cry about this very **bleep**ty club we have all reluctantly joined !
Hello everyone, my name is Ula, I'm 34 years old and I have 2-year-old son .Im from Maidstone .In December 2018 I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. I have mutations Brac1. In June I finished my chemo and Then in July I had bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. I still feel the side effects of the treatment but it is quite good. I am very excited about The event at Friday and meet so many brave womens
My names Emily, I am 29 and live in west London.
I was diagnosed with stage 3c grade 3 ER+ ( I have two breast tumours, underarm lymph nodes and also the nodes in my neck) breast cancer in June 2019 and I am currently undergoing 8 rounds of chemo and have round 6 this Thursday, so fingers crossed I am well enough for Friday!
So excited to meet you all!
Lots of love
My name is Naomi. I’m 33 and live in north London (Muswell Hill). I am in the early stages of my treatment - I recently had my second EC cycle.
Looking forward to meeting you all soon!
I'm Kaylee, 32, from Luton. I was diagnosed in April 2019 with Stage 2 Multifocal IDC ER+/PR+. I have had a mastectomy and almost completed chemo, only 1 round left!! I have lymph node involvement so will be having further surgery to have them removed and then radiotherapy.
I am looking forward to meeting everyone and speaking to others who know what I'm going through.
See you all Friday!
I’m Sarah from Wiltshire (Swindon) a mum to one (12), step mum to two (22&26), wife, daughter, sister amongst other things!
I went through the majority of my treatment last year for HER2+ Invasive ductal BC which inc 7 rounds of chemo, 2 lumpectomys and 3wks radiotherapy plus a further 14 rounds of herceptin injections which finished in March ‘19.
Looking forward to meeting you all on Friday x
I’m Roz, from Southwest London. I’m 35 and I have BRCA1. I just finished treatment for TNBC 3 weeks ago! So still experiencing some side effects of chemo but definitely have enough energy to attend. Really looking forward to meeting you all soon
My name is Anna 40 from Essex mum of 2 and a theatre nurse. I am newly diagnosed 21/08 with TNBC Grade 3 and I am only on my 3rd week of Chemotherapy so still have surgery and radiation to contend to. So will be travelling by train with a mouth mask 🙈 looking like a ninja 😂as it is flu season and its best to be safe than sorry.
I hope to to see you all then and learn from you ladies who have gone through treatment and ladies who are off similar phase of treatment to mine
Hi my name is Julia and I’m 37, I have two young children, I was diagnosed with Her-2 positive breast cancer in March, I had chemo and surgery and will be having radiotherapy soon. I’m coming from Bournemouth, look forward too meeting everyone.
My name is Michelle, I'm 34 and traveling to the event on Friday 4th from the Isle of Wight. Hope I get there in time!
I'm a single mum of three. I was diagnosed in August last year, I've had all my chemo, surgery and rads but am still undergoing IV herceptin and pertuzemab.
Looking forward to meeting you all but really anxious about it at the same time
Hi I'm Vicki from Somerset, currently half way through treatment having had chemo and surgery now waiting for my radiotherapy to start. Looking forward to meeting you all on Friday X
Hi ladies, I'm Kelsey, I'm 39 and a mum of three. I live in London and am in the midst of my chemo now. I have done three ECs so far and have 12 Taxol+herceptins and my double mastectomy yet to go. I am keeping my fingers tightly crossed that my health holds enough for me to be there as I'm really keen to go! x
Where abouts in London do you live?
I'm out in the far east... Romford.
My names is Michelle. I'm 36.
Im Irish but have lived in London for 13 years now. I work in a secondary school. Been married just over 2 years now with no kids (yet. Hopefully.)
I went through through treatment for grade 3 stage 2 TNBC from May to December last year.
I had booked to attend this event this time last year, but that was a bit ambitious as I had just finished chemo and was starting radiotherapy at the time, so I cancelled back then.
Looking forward to meeting you all on Friday.
Hello, My name is Rebecca. I’m a London-based mum of 3 who finished treatment for stage 3 lobular Ca in December last year. Looking forward to meeting everyone on Friday!
Younger Women Together in London
Booked a place on the Younger Women Together event in London but worried about going alone?
Every year we receive queries from women, including concerns about coming along to the Forum on their own. Feedback from previous forums has said how helpful it was to talk on the Forums before the event.
This thread is a chance for you to say hello and “meet” others attending the Forum. I will check in regularly and if you have any questions do let me know and I will do my best to answer them.
Look forward to meeting you at the weekend.