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I have a breast cancer diagnosis as of last week. I am waiting for my HER2 results to come back so that I can see an oncologist and get a chemo date. I know that I have cancer in one breast and under my arm. It is also in my sternum and there are signs it is in my lungs and in lymph nodes. I have two children, 6 and 3 1/2. I have a loving husband. I can’t think past my diagnosis, the chances are I’m not going to be around to watch my kids grown up. I go from being pragmatic to feeling scared to death. I feel constantly sick. I don’t understand how to use this site and I’d like to also get help for my children. We haven’t told them yet. I’m 37 (almost 38!!)
Hi Cath Somerset2020 and welcome to the Online community, although I am sorry to see you finding us and so sorry to hear about your diagnosis - this must have been a big shock to you.
A cancer diagnosis can bring a lot of stress, confusion and many questions but talking with people who are on the same journey.
The site is made up of little rooms covering all types of cancer and cancer experiences - this can be accessed through the ‘Group’ tabs....... but I see that you have joined our very supportive Breast cancer and Breast cancer for the under-50s Group.
Posting in these groups will open up your concerns to a wider group of people who know exactly what you are going through at the moment.
Follow the links I've created then introduce yourself to the group and post questions after selecting 'Start a discussion'....... you can also join in with existing conversations by clicking on 'reply'.
Give it a go as there is a lot of great flsupport from people who know exactly what you are facing as they have walked the walk.
Can I also highly recommend our various Macmillan Support Line Services - you can call them free on 0808 808 00 00 This service covers Emotional Support, Practical Information. Clinical Information, Financial Support and Work Guidance mostly open 8.00 to 8.00 but check the link....... BUT this facility is very best at the moment so you would have to keep trying.
((hugs)) from a safe distance.
Mike - Thehighlander
It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela
Thank you so much for your reply
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