Well, I never come on here any more. I lived on here years ago, it was my safe space to be. Fifteen years ago today I had a mastectomy, so today I have been free of cancer for 15 years. Never thought I'd get to say that. I had grade 3, ER+, PR+, HER2+ cancer that had spread to three lymph nodes. After the mastectomy I had 8 cycles of chemo (FEC then Taxotere), 4 weeks of rads, a year of herceptin and 10 years of tamoxifen. I had an LD flap reconstruction in 2010. When I was diagnosed my three children were all at high school. I thought I'd never see them to adulthood. Well, I've seen all three graduate, two get married, and one have a baby, so I am a grandma. My only gripe is the damned hot flushes! Will they ever go away? Fifteen years and counting! To be fair, they're not as bad as they were and mostly I can ignore them. Sometimes a big one still gets me though. To all of you out there at the start of your cancer journey (how I hate that word!) there is life after cancer, and hopefully lots of it. Hang on in there.
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