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Re: Newly Diagnosed
Hi there Shann. Rest assured you have all of us here to chat to whenever you need too. I remember the night of my second mastectomy I was a bit bent on the meds but wide awake and I was on this forum and chatting away to some lovely lady so it was awesome. There's always someone around. It sounds like you're fierecely independent and are doing all your appointments on your own but if you ever need to chat you can PM me I live north side of brissy so not that far from you but there would also be a support group in your area too. Have you found out about the look good feel better program ? There would definately be one on the goldy. Once you get yourself sorted take yourself along to that. It's awesome too. Theres also the my journey kit which you can get sent out it has heaps of useful stuff in it too. Hope this helps rest assured there's a light at the end of the tunnel. You don't have to do it on your own and it's ok to ask for help and support remember that. And don't beat yourself up after your surgery and put too much pressure on yourself to do everything. From my experience if people offer to help they actually want too and those who don't .... don't. I have a friend for more than 30 years that I rang to tell her about my breast cancer and I have never heard from her since. Not even a lousy text to ask how the fuck I was and then on the other hand I had people who I never thought would step up and did. I am also blessed with two awesome kids and a gorgeous husband who have been with me the whole way. Margie ❤️
Re: Not sleeping
Hi there shaz. Warm baths with body shop Egyptian bath milk helped me heaps. Helped with the aches and pains and just totally bliss slept awesome after that. Not sure what stage your at with your bc but give it a go. I also got myself a spa bath mat that you put in your bath and turns it into a spa. It's heavenly and well worth it. Margie
Re: Newly Diagnosed
I'm at Worongary. My daughter-in-law is an admission nurse at Robina. She admits lots of breast cancer patients. I'm happy to give you my mobile number or email if you'd like. The Cancer Support Sisters are awesome locally. Check em out on Facebook. They have a couple of meetings and a BBQ coming up for us and our family/friends. Could take you & daughter if interested. It's a shock initially and I felt so alone. We are here. You are not alone.
Re: Mostly USA data but what's your experience?
All the best
. It sounds like you are busy focusing on your health and treatment and I hope it's all going well. I agree that if some of the well-being aspects were combined with treatment it would be easier for people to actually access them when they need them. Take care x
Re: Put a ❤️ On your wall Facebook message
The messages come through on messenger...so a personal message....which I find annoying. I'm just ignoring them now. They really are just spam chainmails. I too use facebook to keep family spread across Australia updated on my health and I have a support weight loss group. All private and by invite only. We have much more family contact now because of it. We irganised a surprise birthday party 900km away using it. So I guess we have to take the bad with the good.
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