Trying to move on

I was diagnosed with IDC late Feb Grade 2 also some DCIS. By early April I had uni masectomy, physically recovered well, mentally the waiting for all results really affected me . Eventually got the best news poss, hormone positive, HER2 neg, no lymph node involvement, only treatment hormone therapy. So this is good news yet I am still questioning everything, I still not been told stage, I guess 1 but want to know officially, also is it classed as early breast cancer, I am hoping that the letter from oncologist will address these areas, but I just feel I will carry on finding negatives and not be able to move on, also the fear of reoccurance. I have no more appts till Nov with BC Nurse so also feel abit vulnerable and abandoned. Anyone else feel like this?  I will have yearly mammograms, I was told I wouldn,t of felt the lump previously so only a routine mammogram picked up.

  • I'm sorry to hear how difficult you're finding things at the moment Kay. I think it's completely understandable why though, so do be kind to yourself at this time.

    I hope it helps to know that our community know what it's like to be in this position so you are not alone, and hopefully it won't be long until some of our members stop by to share their experiences and advice.

    If you would like to talk about any of this with one of our cancer nurses, they're available on 0808 800 4040, Monday - Friday between 9a.m - 5p.m. They're very easy to talk to and will do all they can to support you at this time.

    I hope this article I've found that addresses the fear of reoccurrence will help you deal with some of the thoughts and feelings you're having in relation to this, as well as this section we have on mental health and cancer which addresses the struggles that may occur on this journey.

    Do keep posting if you find it helps Kay and remember that we will always be here for you.

    Kind regards,

    Steph, Cancer Chat Moderator