There is life after!
Hello all. I haven’t posted in a very long time, I needed to totally forget about cancer for a while. But a friend told me this week she has breast cancer and said my recovery was really giving her hope so I thought I’d drop in and write a quick post in the hope it helped someone. I had stage 3 diagnosis in Feb 17, resection in Apr 17, 7 cycles of Oxy June-Nov 17. At the end of treatment I had gained 3.5 stone. The neuropathy was very bad, I was in pain from bad knees and back. I have taken my recovery slowly, I stopped work so I could give myself the best chance of getting healthy (I have kids aged 3 and 8 so there isn’t a lot of time). I’ve built things up gradually and I’m now 7 stone lighter, eating well, running, playing tennis, working on my core strength, and generally feeling like a new person. I’ve had the one year scan which was clear. I know no one knows what lies ahead but I wanted to say if someone could have showed me the difference a year made I don’t think I would have believed them. I had Cognitive Behaviour Therapy during treatment which really helped. Take things slowly and be kind to yourselves