Thanks Cherrybird and Willow. It is really great to hear from someone in the same boat as me. I finished all my treatment today and it feels really weird. For seven months it's been all about the treatment and coping with kids, finances and side effects as I am a single mum of three teenagers. I am really tired and quite burnt but happy that that part is all over. I left the hospital with a big bag full of creams and dressings and went straight home for a lovely afternoon nap. I am off to my wonderful GP tomorrow for a long chat about the next stage of my journey. I am feeling a little scared. I know it is normal to feel uncertain etc at this stage but I have read that the risk of reoccurence is much higher with Triple Negative but my Oncologist said to me, the last time I saw him, that I would have to be very unlucky for this to worry me again. I feel a little conflicted. Obviously I want to believe that I will be OK.
There is something that I noticed, in both your cases 6 cycles of Chemo were or are being given. I only had 4 cycles of FEC. I wanted 6 but my Oncologist said that would be over doing it. Cherrybird, I had the red devil as well and my hair fell out 12 days after my first treatment and it is growing back very grey !! it was light brown before.
Willow, what are you doing to look after yourself? Have you got any tips? I am trying to eat as healthy as possible and I am taking heaps of vitamins. When I feel stronger, I will start walking and yoga. I have been working full time all the way through my treatment, when my health permits, so I am tired ALOT! Also, did you have lots of side effects from the Chemo and how long did you take to recover? I still have problems 3 months out. I have bad Chemo brain, tummy problems and a really dry mouth as well as residual neuropathy.
Once again, thanks ladies. It is nice to have someone to chat to. Cherrybird, I hope your sister is OK. tell her to hang in there and I wish her all the best.
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This is my first time on any sort of forum. I would like to know if there is any one out there with the same type of breast cancer as me. I have Triple Negative Breast Cancer. I will be finishing my treatment on Wednesday this week. I am very happy it has been a rough 7 months, but I am also a little scared because there is no more treatment for me. I just have to look after myself and hope for the best. My cancer was under 2cm and node negative. Any one out there a Triple Negative survivor and what treatment did you have?. Although my Oncologist came highly recommended I thought maybe I should get a second opinion. I am very worried. Any advice welcome.
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