Thank you so much for the link you sent. It has put everything into perspective. I wish I had seen it earlier. Would definitely recommend anyone who has gone through cancer treatment to read it . Xx
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Hello. After a few technical issues, i managed to get on here. i just wanted to say hello and share my experience. Im 56 and was diagnosed with Grade 2 Ductal invasive breast cancer with hormone receptors in September last year. I had an initial lumpectomy & sentinel nodes last October, Unfortunately followed by 2 further attempts to get clear margins, last surgery was the end of January this year. I am so grateful for the care ive received throughout. its been second to none ! and so relieved the cancer had not spread of which feel very fortunate. I finished a 5 day course of Radiotherapy in march and felt very lucky to have come out the other side relatively unscathed. or so i thought ! I was fine until about 3 weeks after Radiotherapy finished and then bam, it all hit me ! I feel tired a lot of the time even though i sleep quite well. overwhelmed and tearful at the slightest thing. I do go out for a walks most days and keep relatively busy, but get tired really quickly. Im not taking hormone therapy at the moment either, but feel almost like ive got a hormone inbalance! i must be a nightmare to live with !!! Has anyone else experienced similar symptoms this long after their treatment has finished. Ive been off work for 8 months, but still feel unable to cope with returning. sorry if i sound negative as im usually very positive.
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