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The Secret Suckiness Of Life After Breast Cancer



  • Blossom1961Blossom1961 Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 1,962
    @arpie No she just had a good laugh. That’s okay. She probably hasn’t gone through menopause YET. Her time will come.
  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 7,974
    I f******g hate the laughing-at-menopause-symptoms-not-yet-menopausal-oncologist...  :#  
  • SisterSister Adelaide Hills, SAMember Posts: 4,956
    My lovely abandoned-me-for-Orange GP told me that, if she has to find a new doctor, she finds out how old they are first.  If they're around the same age, they or their friends will be likely to be going through the same shit.
  • arpiearpie Mid North Coast, NSWMember Posts: 6,120
    Me too, @kmakm.   Great advice there, @Sister.   I may be changing GPs again (whilst she is on maternity leave) as she also doesn't really take the side effects seriously - tho she DID put me on Prednisone for my uke gig at the Blue Mountains in Feb.

    I'll see which 'older' female GPs may be at the practise - trouble is - they seem to have a revolving door!! If only mine would come back from Melbourne!   :(  
  • Blossom1961Blossom1961 Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 1,962
    I actually really appreciate my ‘fifteen yr old’ GP. She doesn’t question me on my side effects, she researches them, proves me right or otherwise, then gives me material to present to my ‘specialists’, who have seen it all so had refuse to listen until started having something to back me up. Sometimes the young are better because they not only have the new research knowledge but are keen to learn more. 
  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 7,974
    That's good advice @Sister! Like most things in life, GPs are a mixed bag. Experience has told me never to bond with a GP of child bearing age. I've lost SO many to their own kids. I don't resent it of course, but your heart sinks a little when they tell you. It's tiring to have to start the getting to know you/trust process all over again.
  • NerolijaneNerolijane Member Posts: 1 New Member
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  • arpiearpie Mid North Coast, NSWMember Posts: 6,120
    @SoldierCrab - your daughter would have graduated by now - how wonderful for you both xx   Happy New Year xx

  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 7,974
    Brilliant @SoldierCrab! Congratulations to your clever daughter on her achievement and to you for raising her! You look really well lovely. Biggest of happy hugs, K xox
  • arpiearpie Mid North Coast, NSWMember Posts: 6,120
    Wonderful pic xx
  • SandesSandes Member Posts: 16
    I foiund this short article very well written and it express so much of my own feelings
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