How are you? Is your treatment half way through? I start on Thursday and sounds like we’re in a very similar situation - only I have one son (5) and am a few years older. i hope you’re doing well ... I was told fasting is bad but low carb diets have a proven record of working ... this is what I’m doing. Also organic, filtered / bottled water, and reducing caffeine... fingers crossed 🤞 positive thoughts ....
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Hi Emma, I also got an early mammogram call, went for recall appointment, biopsy and diagnosis within 6 days just before Christmas. I went through it in a fog of tears as well, as I still look "normal". I have an 11 year old and it was very hard trying to look happy as we wanted a normal Christmas for our child. I continued to work as I needed routine and being off work would raise questions I wasn't ready to answer at home. I hate needles due to a bad experiences, but I listen to music through my headphones (more loudly than usual) through any procedures as a diistraction and staff have been very accommodating of this. I've just had surgery, WLE & axillary clearance, it is very tiring, and I'm not good at being kind to myself, as I am always the organised busy one in our household, so it is hard to accept support. I can't even manage a quick walk to the local shop without having to have a sleep afterwards! I know I won't be able to return to my job for several months due to the physical nature of it, I've been lucky that the few who know are very supportive, but as I'm very private most people don't know at work. I'm coping by staying in the safety of my home unless I need to go out, as I can't talk about it without getting upset. You'll find your own way of coping with the emotions over the coming weeks, and I'm learning there is no right or wrong way. I'm going back for surgery results, further treatment plan and another seroma drainage later - more needles. I'm terrified as I'll get to know the exact details as we already know it was in lymph system, just not how much. Thinking of you on your journey Liz
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