Two weeks ago I have diagnosed with breast cancer. The day before I was due to have surgery the results from my body scan came back to say the 'c' had moved into my bones. Surgery has now been cancelled while I wait to see a different specialist this week to work out treatment plans. I have always been fit and healthy and do not feel ill (do have a sore booby where lump is and a sore neck). Feeling scared so hoping reading about others in the same situation and their advice will help me. Also hoping I can help others. 🙂
Cancer sure doesn't care who it picks a fight with, I'm sorry to hear that it has moved to your bones, it's my greatest fear as well, had a bone scan done months ago but I guess they will want another one done before surgery for me too. Anyway I wish you all the best Susien and feel free to contact if you want to talk about it.
Firstly sorry that you are going through this.
While my situation is different to yours, I'm also newly diagnosed (with Stage 1 Non Hodgkins Lymphoma), and the diagnosis came right out of left field as I was also fit and healthy. Last week I felt as though I couldn't believe I have cancer as I felt so well.
I've just started chemotherapy, and as funny as it sounds, although chemo is not pleasant, I feel so much better now that something is being done.
The scariest part for me were the weeks between getting the diagnosis and waiting for tests, test results etc and then the dread and anxiety about starting treatment.
One thing that has helped me is to try and stay as positive as possible. I also do things like listen to relaxation and meditation apps when I'm feeling overwhelmed or can't sleep (there's loads of free ones that are good).
The Cancer Council Helpline staff are fantastic to talk too as well, and they can allay a lot of your fears.
Now that treatment has started I feel so much better within myself, and far less scared, so I hope you will find this too.
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