Hi, sorry to hear your feeling down, it will get better, honest. Diagnosed 2008 mastectomy,immediate reconstruction, 6 rounds of chemo(FEC)12months of 3 weekly herceptin(intra venus) into my 6th year of tamoxifen(oncologist say 10years is better than 5 years for someone my age,55 menopause and all that) and I'm still going strong. The side effect of Tamoxifen do lessen as you go on but every one is different.I found that gentle exercise helped, hospital gave me a medical referal to the local sports centre, I was assigned a personal trainer to help with my mobility and went to pilates classes. It helped me physically and more importently mentally, got me out and about talking, sociallising and gave me a sense of well being. Look out for local support groups as well, some people in the same situation as you to chat and have a coffee with can lift your spirit (and have a great repatoir of boob jokes usually). @Sonas66 wrote: Hi Everyone, I'm new to this site this is my first post, I was diagnosed with stage 2 invasive BC last August had lumpectomy and 3 lymph nodes removed very lucky it had not spread, I've coped well I think till the last week or so, I feel so down I'm not sure if the tamoxifen is anything to do with this? Does anyone else suffer with these symptoms? I am back to work full time and feel so tired all the time, I used to be a night owl before all this. I don't really have anyone I can talk to and I guess being happy and upbeat has taken its toll and now I can't seem to get out of this down phase. Thank you for anyone taking the time to read this 😊
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Hi I'm a new member, was diagnosed in 2008 had a mastectomy on the right side with immediate reconstruction, chemo(gruelling) and then year of herceptin. I would just like to say that BC is the toughest thing I have ever had to face but thanks to my beautiful daughters my lovely husband, brilliant family and friends, understanding employer and last but not least the huge team of caring people ( surgical team, oncology, breast care nurses, macmillan nurses etc)who do a fantastic job day in and day out who made sure I got through it. So with proffesional help, determination, sheer bloody mindedness you can do it too.
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