[CANCER] Weekend Away with @BCCare #YoungerWomenTogether #BreastCancer

This weekend, I've just spent a really helpful, encouraging and uplifting weekend with 43 other women, all under 45, all undergoing treatment (or maximum 3 years on from treatment) for breast cancer. The weekend was provided by Breast Cancer Care "the only UK wide charity providing care, information and support to people affected by breast cancer". When first diagnosed, the resource pack provided by the charity was really helpful in helping me (kind of) get my…

[CANCER] The Treatment Continues for #BreastCancer

So, last time I wrote anything, I was getting stressed waiting to find the outcome of the Optima Trial. The results were delayed for a further week - so that was fun! Chemo Required The results came back - yes - you need to have chemo. Obviously that's what I was hoping to avoid, but if it's necessary, then at least I know. The next few months are not going to be fun, but as…

[CANCER] #Waiting and #Finance fears are such a feature of #BreastCancer

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer on 31st August, I was both shocked and pleased at how fast things moved. We had to wait an extra week for an extra test on the biopsy to determine that the tumour wasn't HER-Positive, and then the next thing I know I'm in surgery! Waiting Those early days of waiting for biopsy results, extra tests, recovery from surgery, and then further scans to test that the cancer…

[CANCER] Celebrating Clear Scans + @macmillancancer Digital Nurse #BreastCancer

Tomorrow is 6-weeks post-surgery, time that has gone both fast and slow... Last time I wrote I'd had the pathology returned, and had had scans as to whether the cancer had spread... and had succumbed to a wound infection. Apparently having bone and CT scans are pretty normal, but I hadn't expected them, so that sounded like pretty bad news! So it was with a lot of nervousness that I went in, to be told that…

[CANCER] Four Weeks On after Surgery #BreastCancer #WearitPink #PinkforaPurpose

Today, there's a lot of people wearing pink - have you thought about why?... Read our thoughts on how to make your #WearItPink really make an important difference to people today https://t.co/BX53uBxgjp pic.twitter.com/Fq7lel1974 — YoungerBreastCancer (@YBCN_UK) October 20, 2017 Facebook Shares In case you haven't noticed, I'm four weeks on from my #breastcancer surgery, and have posted a few thoughts over the past few weeks... I was going to write something about the really irritating 'secret'…