BC Survivor

TwiggyjumpsTwiggyjumps Member Posts: 107
edited February 3 in General discussion
When is one defined as a Breast Cancer Survivor? Is there a time frame?


  • nonkyboynonkyboy IngleburnMember Posts: 186
    I count myself a survivor now I’ve finished active treatment besides medication. Not sure how others think xx Lesley 
  • TonyaMTonyaM Member Posts: 2,527
    As soon as the surgeon has cut that sucker out !!!
  • primekprimek Broken HillMember Posts: 4,313
    Yep...straight from surgery. 2 years for me now.
  • SoldierCrabSoldierCrab Bathurst NSW Member Posts: 2,385
    Just over 5 years for me now :)
  • adeanadean Member Posts: 1,025
    6 years for me.the ladies in my group call themselves livers not survivors
  • Brenda5Brenda5 Burrum Heads, QldMember Posts: 1,974
    I would think from diagnosis. Not everyone gets to have surgery especially if its at the metastatic stage. They aren't dead and still in the fight for life then in my book that should also count as a survivor. I am Two years, 4 months survivor with hopefully no mets. 
  • TwiggyjumpsTwiggyjumps Member Posts: 107
    That’s exactly what I needed for a boost. Thank you. I feel that now people who haven’t been struck by any health issues seem to unconsciously put me in a category. Well I feel stronger than ever. Albeit I have, straight after chemo,  developed an acute L5 S1 herniated disc in my lumber. Pinching and aching most of the day especially worse when I drive. I get regular treatment but it’s not really doing a lot. I swim a little, do some exercise, try to eat well.  Back pain I consider worse than anything. But I soldier on and try to enjoy everything else and take on all kinds of projects.  I’m slowly getting used to my new body as I call it. New boobs, tight tum. I wouldn’t recommend a tummy tuck to anyone though even though my diep flap was a success. Not painful just the tummy muscles need building up again to help support my back. So all good work in progress. 

    Boobs feel strange also. They look good apparently - lol - but loss of sensation. It’s been 12 months since diagnosis for me. But my back gives me the agony. Just sometimes a bit of anxiety creeps in about my journey and thank goodness you are all here for comfort.

    Love you all.
    Anne xxx

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