New to the Community

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New to the Group

Ninnyof5
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Hi, I'm new to the group and have just had my 1st chemo session so all is very new. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in Oct, had a single mastectomy in November. I am very lucky that I have an amazing husband supporting me and my children when they can as neither live close. Thanks for accepting me.

Thehighlander
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Hi  and welcome to the Online Community, although I am sorry to see you finding us and so sorry to hear that you have been through treatment. and well done getting this far.

A cancer diagnosis can bring a lot questions, especially following treatments but talking with people who are on the same journey can help a lot.

I see that you have found our very supportive Breast cancer group, this group will open up your concerns to a wider audience who know exactly what you are going through at the moment.

Just follow the link I have created then go to the 'Start a Discussion' tab and set up your very own Discussion and introduce yourself to the group and ask your questions.

You may find our various Macmillan Support Line Services to be helpful - call them on 0808 808 00 00 This free service covers Emotional Support, Practical Information. Clinical Information, Financial Support and Work Guidance mostly open 8.00 to 8.00 but check the link.

We also have our ‘Ask an Expert’. section where you can post questions to our mostly Volunteer Experts but please allow 2 working days to get a reply.

Talking to people face to face can help a lot so check to see if you have any Local Macmillan Support in your area or a Maggie’s Centre as these folks are amazing.

When you feel up to it try putting some information in your profile. This really helps others when answering. It also means that you don't have to keep repeating yourself. Just click on YOUR username, select 'Edit Profile'. Put as much or as little in your profile and you can amend it at any time - you can see members profiles by hitting our forum names.

All the very best.

Mike - Thehighlander

It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela