Connection and solidarity required

Hello everyone,

Like so many people on this site,,I didn't expect to be here and writing this. My name is Liney, I'm 41, live in Greater London with my beloved and our cat. I was diagnosed with a grade 3 triple negative breast cancer yesterday.

I would love to connect with people on a similar path, we are stronger together and solidarity is going to mean so much.

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  • Hi Liney, welcome to the group that no one wants to join. Sorry to hear of your diagnosis. I'm sure you'll find lots of support here from lots of lovely folks who are always happy to share their experience. I hope you are doing ok so far 

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  • Sorry you are going through this. I am mid 60s, southern England, diagnosed with grade 3 TNBC in early Feb. I have had a wide area excision, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and started chemo 2 weeks ago. I have been coping so far. It’s a horrible cliche but one day at a time. I have been writing a blog on here, which helps me, but might also help others. It’s a lot to take in and I hoe you are doing ok. Do you know your treatment plan yet? 

  • Hi Liney, I had my triple negative diagnosis recently, first week of EC chemo this week. Reach out to local and national support & just take one day at a time. 

  • Hi Liney,

    I was diagnosed in July 21 with grade 3, stage 2a tnbc (with 2 nodes involved) at the age of 35. I started chemo in August and finished radiotherapy at the end of March 2022.

    For me, the first few weeks after being diagnosed were really the hardest part, as my calendar became full with scans and medical appointments and my whole world felt upside down and very uncertain. No one ever thinks it will happen to them, especially at such a young age. Once I started chemo, things became easier because it became part of a routine and it was action against this horrible disease.

    Treatment is tolerated differently by each person, but personally, I fared quite well. I didn't have too many side effects, and I put a lot of effort into eating really well, exercising a lot, looking after my body and I even carried on working. It may sound really scary to be embarking on this journey, but it is not always as bad as first thought.

    The best advice I received was to take each day at a time, focus on what you have on your plate now and don't think too much about what's coming next. Also, be extra kind to yourself and listen to what your body is telling you. Now that my treatment is done, I feel surprisingly well and very positive about the future, even if I don't know what will happen.

    How are you getting on so far? Have you got lots of appointments lined up?

    You will find lots of people who can relate to what you're going through here. I wish you the best of luck with all that lies ahead and send the biggest hug!

  • Hi Liney. I was diagnosed this week, I’m 48 and it’s all a bit of a whirl at the moment. Would love to connect.