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Hi I've just had breast cancer op on 12/12/19   Ihave been feeling really tired which i expected but have also been feeling quite low which feels like i've got no one and no one cares  

although i have 3 young adults but as they all have different levels of S L D's i don't want to put too much on them   Please is there any help support 

  • Hi margaret65,

    Thanks for getting in touch and welcome to the online community. It sounds like there’s a lot going on and its only natural to have lots of different emotions at this time.

    Feeling tired is a common side effect especially as you have just had surgery. Every woman is affected differently but this should improve after all your treatment finishes.

    It’s not unusual to feel lonely and isolated during treatment. Especially if you are unable to confide in those closest to you.

    We’d encourage you to get back in touch with your GP or named specialist nurse about the way you are feeling. They are there to listen and offer further support if needed to make sure your low mood doesn’t get worse.

    Sometimes being able to share experiences with others in similar situations can help. Our breast cancer group offers this type of support.

    Breast Cancer Now also offer a ‘Someone Like Me’ service where they can try to put you in touch with someone who’s had or been affected by breast cancer

    Maybe having a look at what support centres and support groups are available in your area may also help.

     

    I hope this helps. Please don’t hesitate to get back in touch if you have any further questions. Best wishes, Kelly (Macmillan Information Nurse Specialist).