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I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer stage 3 in March this year. I’ve had 6 rounds of chemo and lumpectomy and lymph nodes removed. . Now waiting for CT scan before having 5 lots of Radiotherapy. Then have to have 6 months oral chemotherapy and 6 monthly injections;(for bones) for 3 years.

such a scary time. Has anyone else had this same treatment? I am 65 yeas old and very lucky to have an amazing supportive husband, family and friends but just can’t stop crying,,,

  • Hi

    I was diagnosed with TNBC in April this year and so far have had a lumpectomy, 3 rounds of EC chemo and 6 of 12 rounds of paclitaxel chemo.

    Once the chemo is finished I'll be having a CT scan of my breast ahead of 2 weeks of daily radiotherapy. My oncologist is also recommending that I have a 6-monthly infusion of zometa for 5 years so I've just had a jaw x-ray ahead of a check-up with the hospital dentist.

    It's good that you've got the support of your husband and friends but I'm sorry to read that you "just can't stop crying". Have you spoken to your GP about how you're feeling as I'm sure they wouldn't want you to struggle and should be able to help you.

    Also, you might not be aware that Macmillan has teamed up with Bupa to offer up to 6 free counselling sessions for people who are struggling emotionally. Clicking here will take you to more information about the service.

    Sending a big ((hug))

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  • Hi Reefknot
    Ive been through the same treatments that are in your  plan bar the injections for bones. 

    I finished last December so two years since diagnosed  and nearly one year after treatment stopped. So you can get through it.  I’m 51 and have a teenage daughter.  

    It’s easy to go down the rabbit hole but like everything in life it’s a choice not to.  Save the fight for the cancer.  Take it a day at a timer/hour at a time or even minute at a time if necessary.  

    let me know what I can do to help you it’s a hard road but you can survive this.  I know we are all different but quite quickly I worked out that crying and focusing in on the potential negative odds would not help or achieve anything.  Your state of mind can help you heal and deal with this. you can do it. 

    I hope this helps and let me know if there is anything you want to know or talk about sending Hugging 

    LLCoolJ

  • Hi Reefknot

    Welcome to the forum and sorry to hear that you were diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer and that you are struggling at the moment..

    Sending you a hug.

    Best wishes

    Daisy53

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  • Thank you so much for your reply. I really appreciate it and wish you well with the rest of your treatment.

    i am having counselling with Macmillan which is very helpful. I was feeling much better about things until last Wednesday when I saw the oncologist. I really thought my treatment was nearing completion so think I just went into shock. Felt like I had taken a  step back!

    I am trying to be more positive now and been spending time with my grandchildren.

    best wishes and big hugs Hugging 

  • hello. Thank you so much for taking the time to reply. 

    So good to see you are doing well since your treatment stopped!

    you are so right about not focusing on the negative. I’m trying really hard to walk more every day and see family and friends. 

    I try to picture myself on a ladder, gradually climbing up each rung. I felt I had gone down a couple of rungs after seeing the oncologist but my husband said, no, you’ve just got a ladder extension!! 

    Wishing you well and sending hugs Hugging 

  • thank you

    hugs back to you Hugging

  • good to hear your feeling a bit better.  It’s a long and bumpy road so you will have good and bad days and that’s what this space is for. Sending positive vibes Two heartsTwo hearts