I don't know how to do this

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Hi all 

Had diagnosis Thursday, duct something or other, stage 3 triple negative cancer. Got ct and mri booked for Sunday. 

It's hitting me hard tonight, I don't think I've stopped since I got told. Struggling to be strong for the people I've told. I'm a single mum G15 & B13, feeling guilty for putting them through so much.

I just want to curl up on my own until its gone. I also suffer with fibromyalgia, arthritis and depression and I'm so overwhelmed about it all.

I just don't know what to do Cry

  • Hi  I am so sorry you are going through this.  Being given a cancer diagnosis is a really tough thing to hear and trying to carry on us normal to protect our children makes it even harder but it is doable and you too will get through it.

    Breast cancer is very treatable these days with very high success rates so don't assume the worst and focus on taking it one day and one step at a time.

    I'm sure you'll get more replies tomorrow when more people are on here but if you don't try posting on the main breast cancer forum CLICK HERE as that one tends to be more active.  There is also a thread called AWAKE for those who can't sleep at night and want someone to chat to.  When I needed it there was almost always someone else on there to chat with CLICK HERE

    Really hope you start to feel stronger and better able to deal with this soon.

  • Thank you, I just get so overwhelmed, especially when I'm tired. Last night definitely got the better of me but I think I'll contact my gp as I'm just not sleeping. 

  • Things definitely feel a lot worse if you aren't getting enough sleep.  Lots of people on here have said that they find meditation apps useful so you could give those a go, Headspace is one of the ones mentioned.  But definitely do go and see your GP.

  • Hi Bluebird295, sorry I have just come across yr post as I’m new and finding my way around the site. I really hope you have managed to get some advice and are able to take each day as it comes. You will probably have a treatment plan in place now, or even started it. I wish you well and send hugs. Xx