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Booked a place on the Younger Women’s Together event in Bristol ?

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Hi All , I am so new to this postSmiley Very Happy  Looking forward to meet friends at edinburgh event on the 23rd and 24th March . I would be travelling from warrington  any one going ? Looking forward to come out of my comfort zone for once after being diagnosed . 

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Re: Booked a place on the Younger Women’s Together event in Bristol ?

Hi Charlotte, the website for having prescriptions delivered free of charge is Pharmacy2u.  As long as your GP surgery is registered with them you can sign up and get your Meds delivered free.  Michaela x

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Re: Booked a place on the Younger Women’s Together event in Bristol ?

I like the idea of a regular meeting Geetha. I live in Chippenham but could get the train so a venue near Temple Meads would be great. I would prefer a weekend day as I'll be back at work finally in April xxx
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Re: Booked a place on the Younger Women’s Together event in Bristol ?

Hi everyone, 

 

Just found links to the free exercise at home vids. I mentioned to a few people: 

This one's for more energetic days:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njeZ29umqVE

There's loads of variations on the number of miles, intensity and focus of the exercise. 

 

This one's for when the chemo. has you zapped but you still don't want to lose muscle tone: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTXMFMzIOsA

 

Enjoy! 

Geetha

 

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Re: Booked a place on the Younger Women’s Together event in Bristol ?

Just wanted to say how lovely it was to meet you all last Friday and Saturday and to feel less alone about all of this. It was interesting for me to hear so many different views about what we are all experiencing.

I know that Stephanie has already sent out a blind e-mail about this and I would be happy to meet up for a casual tea / coffee and chat in a central Bristol location, say towards the end of this month. If everyone wanted, we could make it a regular, once a month thing, for example, first Saturday morning or third Wednesday afternoon of the month. Just to be clear, I don't want to exclude anyone not from Bristol but just seeking a location that would work for the majority of us. Welcome suggestions for locations such as St Nicholas Market, Old Assembly Rooms...

I wish you all the best for your treatments and outcomes and don't be a stranger if we bump into each other in Oncology or at Southmead. 

 

Kind regards, 

Geetha 

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Re: Booked a place on the Younger Women’s Together event in Bristol ?

Lovely to meet all you lovely ladies this weekend had a lovely time.
Because I have the most terrible memory I have a couple of random questions!
We were talking about mindfulness apps and someone recommended the headspace app and someone else said that if you registered with something you can upgrade for free anyone remember what that was thanks 🙏
Also myself and some of the other ladies were talking about getting our repeat prescriptions and someone said they order there's online and get it delivered for free! Any idea how I do that and what website I need to go too?
Thanks Charlotte x
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I had a lovely weekend too. Very emotional and exhausting but in a very positive and healing way. All this had felt rather isolated so it was great to meet so many in similar circumstances. Have been cleaning the house all afternoon as it managed to get in a state in my absence!!!!
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Yes it was a great 2 days. Very emotionally and mentally draining, I'm exhausted today but also feeling very inspired ☺

Sarah x (with the red/pink😉 hair)
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Re: Booked a place on the Younger Women’s Together event in Bristol ?

Hi ladies

Just wanted to say hi and how lovely it was meeting you all this weekend!

Lucy x
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Re: Booked a place on the Younger Women’s Together event in Bristol ?

Hi everyone, I’m really looking forward to tomorrow.

I’m Karen and I’m 38 years old. I found a lump in my breast this exact week one year ago... And was diagnosed 2 weeks later with grade 3 IDC. I was 37 with a 4 year old and 2 year old, good career and I’d just started an MSc. I then went on to have a lumpectomy, 6xFEC chemo and a double mastectomy. I’ve just started Zoladex and exemestane and I’m uncertain about what this really means.

I’m also struggling with quite profound memory loss and have been referred to neurology, so apologies in advance if I forget your name or we have the same conversation twice!

Xxx
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Re: Booked a place on the Younger Women’s Together event in Bristol ?

 Hi there. My name is Becky and I was diagnosed in April 2016 when i was 40. I have two children (now 11 and 13) and they have been amazing over the last few years. I have had chemotherapy and a mastectomy, with an immediate diep reconstruction. I am doing very well physically but still definitely struggling with the emotional side to it all, this is one of the reasons I'm really looking forward to this weekend. I am really excited about meeting you all.

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Re: Booked a place on the Younger Women’s Together event in Bristol ?

Hi I'm Winnie. I was diagnosed in Sept 2016 and finished my treatment in the summer of 2017. I'm 43 and don't have kids, but want them... so that's a biggie for me. I'm taking endocrine treatment and will do for years, but only now am I'm starting to accept that things aren't done. And they probably never will be. New normal I guess.
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Re: Booked a place on the Younger Women’s Together event in Bristol ?

Hi Everyone, my name is Lillian and I was diagonosed in November 2016, when I was 33. I've had a lumpectomy, fertility treatment, radiotherapy and am now taking Zoladex and Exemestane. In the middle of my treatment I also got married and went honeymoon, 2017 was certainly eventful! Looking forward to meeting you all and hearing your experiences, it'll be good to hear from ladies of the same age. Smiley Happy

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Hi, I'm Sarah and I was diagnosed exactly a year ago today (30th Jan 2017) at age 43 after a breast reduction. So my journey has all been backwards! I have 3 kids, 2 boys and a girl aged 9, nearly 8 and 4. I havent met anyone anywhere near my age yet so it will be nice to do that. Im very much into alternative/complimentary treatment but am open minded to all and believe everyone should do whats best for themselves 😊
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Hi everyone,

I’m Kim, I was diagnosed 5th November 16 (fireworks night will never be the same again...) when I was 32, I’ve had surgery, chemo and radiotherapy and I’ve only got three more herceptins to go! I’ve not met any one my own age so really looking forward to this! I’ve really turned a corner in the last month and it’s so good to start to feel like this nightmare might be over. See you all Friday Kim x
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Hi, I’m Silvia, I was diagnosed in July 2017 when I was 38. I completed my chemo and am going to have double mx next week. Some people asked how I feel about that, I found it hard to explain, it’s a mixed feeling.. will be nice to be together with people who just know what is like to be in this journey at our age. Looking forward to meet you all.
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Re: Booked a place on the Younger Women’s Together event in Bristol ?

Hi there

 

I’m Jo and an older young woman too.  I have 3 kids, and the youngest has just turned  5.

I was diagnosed in July 2017 and have had a mastectomy and chemotherapy .  I’m currently undergoing radiotherapy (but have managed to change to an early slot on the Friday morning so I don’t miss the start of the event).

 

I was initially a bit wary about coming along to something like this as sometimes I just want to forget I have cancer and feel normal again. However since meeting a few younger people with breast cancer, I have really appreciated spending time with women who truly understand what it is to be faced with this diagnosis, and to deal with the challenges of the treatment. I’m hoping this weekend will enable more of that.

 

I’m not feeling or looking my best but will try to find something to wear for the Friday evening that looks vaguely ok despite a bald head, no eyelashes and a 5kg chemo weight gain (I'm blaming the chemo but wondering if perhaps I just ate too many biscuits).

 

Jo 

 

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Re: Booked a place on the Younger Women’s Together event in Bristol ?

Hello my is Tracey and I am 44 years old.I was diagnosed in May 2017.Started chemo in june,surgery in October and finished radio 10th Jan 2018.My husband and my 20 year daughter have been amazing throught out my treatmeant.Looking forward to meeting you all.This will be testing me as well as i am normally very quiet and shy...also quick question has anyone had any problems with their bones x

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Hi everyone, I’m Sam aged 34. Diagnosed last October, under went a mastectomy in December. Looking forward to meeting you all, it’ll be great to get to know some people a similar age who understand! I’ve a 18month daughter and a good support network, but sometimes you just need someone who ‘gets it’.
See you all Friday x
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Re: Booked a place on the Younger Women’s Together event in Bristol ?

Kayla I was thinking jeans and top too. Also have some nice evening things that are too small!!!

Nice to read a bit about you all ladies. Definitely looking forward to meeting ppl with similar experiences and to talk through things.
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Maths not strongest at the moment! Blame baby /chemo brain!
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Re: Booked a place on the Younger Women’s Together event in Bristol ?

Hi everyone. I finished chemo just before Christmas and had a lumpectomy 2w ago. I was diagnosed in July 2017. My children are 2y9m and 9m. Radiotherapy is next. Very much looking forward to meeting you all. And hopefully having a whole night's sleep. I'm 43 too Angharad. So there'll be a few older younger women.
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Re: Booked a place on the Younger Women’s Together event in Bristol ?

Hi Emma, I was going to wear a dress. I haven't been out much lately so will be nice to wear it!

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Hi Emma, I do not have any smart dresses or evening wear that fits me anymore. Zoladex has made me gain weight 😭 I could probably find a nice top and black jeans x
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Hi I’m Michaela. I was diagnosed on 28th Dec 2017 when I was 35 years old. I have had chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a mastectomy. I am currently having Herceptin injections, Zoladex injections and taking Exemestane tablets. I went back to work full time in September and still feel very tired by Friday afternoons. I have three children who are age 12, 11 and 8. Looking forward to meeting you all on Friday
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Hadn't thought about what to wear Friday night I must admit. Sadly don't have much that is dressy but could stretch to a smart top! 😁 or maybe a dress.

Lovely to hear from so many of you ladies already. Shows me it is definitely not just me!
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Hi ladies, I'm Sarah and was diagnosed last May. I am really looking forward to meeting you all this weekend, just before I start rads on Monday. I'm 45, married with an 11 going on 16 year old daughter. 

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What does everyone wear for dinner on the Friday night?

Is it dressy? Looking for a chance to dress up and feel good about myself!

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Re: Booked a place on the Younger Women’s Together event in Bristol ?

Hi everyone! I’m Karyn & I was diagnosed November 2014 at age 42 (So I’ll probably be the oldest, Angharad 😉) I’ve 2 kids - 8 & 11 at diagnosis. Returned to work after a year off (had a hysterectomy too!), but still struggling. Looking forward to meeting up.
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Yes you have to have been there and done it with something like this!
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Re: Booked a place on the Younger Women’s Together event in Bristol ?

Hi, I’m Lisa and am very much looking forward to meeting some lovely people who have had similar experiences to me. I was diagnosed in Jan ‘17 at the age of 36 and finished active treatment last September . I’m now trying to rebuild my life and navigate the new feelings I have now I’m no longer in hospital all the time! My two children at 8 and 5 years are great distractions but the ‘wobbly’ moments are never far away...
See you Friday 😀
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Re: Booked a place on the Younger Women’s Together event in Bristol ?

Hi My name is Charlotte although most people call me Charlie, unlike most of you I had my diagnosis back in December 2013 when I was 36, unfortunately my sister Amy was also diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after my treatment finished. So we will both be attending this weekend! We both look forward to meeting you all.
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Hi my name is Lucy, i'm 36 years old and i was diagnosed 18th Dec 2017.


I've got 3 children and I've just started FEC-T.


I'm really looking forward to making friends and meeting others of a similiar age.

 

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Re: Booked a place on the Younger Women’s Together event in Bristol ?

Thanks Angharad. I have met nice people in the hospital but they are all 40 years older than me! Of course you can get on with ppl of any age but it does mean our experience of it all is quite different. It also emphasises how young we are to get this and meeting other younger ladies would be great. I have great friends and sisters to talk to about it but, try as they do, they don't quite "get it".
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Hi my names Angharad im looking forward to meeting everyone Friday, i was diagnosed in 2016 when i was 43. Two weeks ago i had surgery and have had an expander implant put in! i really feel ive turned that corner now. I love your comment Emma on meeting people around your age, i havent really met any younger ladies and thought this weekend is just what ive been looking for except im going to be the oldest 😂
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I am looking forward to  Friday and meeting others that understand the highs and lows. 

I feel so fortunate that I am coming out the other side of this but still amazed at how emotional I get.

I just started on tamoxifen last week and I know it is the right thing to do, but I really didn' want to start taking it. The side effect list sounded so horrible, but the rational bit of my brain (that sometimes still works) has made me realise that i am not likely to experience all these things from day 1!

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Re: Booked a place on the Younger Women’s Together event in Bristol ?

Hi. My name is Emma and I'm looking forward to the event. I am 36 and I found out I had breast cancer when my son was 4 months old. I have had treatment over the last 18 months but am now getting better and getting things back on track. I wanted to come to this event as I haven't managed to meet many others with this of my age!
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Booked a place on the Younger Women’s Together event in Bristol ?

Booked a place on the Younger Women’s Together event in Bristol but worried about going alone?

 
 
Every year we receive queries from women, including concerns about coming along to the event on their own. Feedback from previous events has said how helpful it was to talk before the event.
 
This thread is a chance for you to say hello and “meet” others attending the Younger Women Together. 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 all on Friday.
 
Steph