I am so pleased that I was approached to join such a wonderful group. My journey like a lot of others has been 12mths in duration.
I was diagnosed last March, had a lumpectomy in April followed by Chemo & Radiation therapy which ended 28 November.
Unfortunately my treatment did not go smoothly after having a reaction to the Chemo I developed 'Sweets Syndrome' - it took 5 days for Dr's to guess what it was & then receiving confirmation another 5 days on - only treatment was steroids, was hospitalised for 2 weeks to be discharged on oral steroids only to have another reaction (at this stage was so over it) but as ever everyone around me keep my spirits up but was extremely hard at times especially when your husband of 34 years walked past me as he did not recognise me (that was really hard to take).
Never mind that is all in the past now - I need to have an aspiration procedure next week to alleviate pain that I am still experiencing.
All the literature that you receive seems so overwhelming in the beginning but was a massive comfort when something happened.
I am not a vain person but I lost my hair 2 weeks into treatment & it is one thing to be told it will happen but the reality of it actually happening was hard to deal with - now have a full head of 'wavy' hair which I did not have before.