Ongoing side affects post treatment.
Hello, My first time on here, so thank you! I was diagnosed with high grade DCIS in July 22 and had a lumpectomy in August, a further 7 days later had another surgery to clear margins. (My left breast cut just under my nipple) Followed by 4 weeks of radiation therapy. I’m interested to know if any of you lovely people have…
Insulting and Judgmental Comments
Something I was not prepared for post breast reconstruction, are the judgmental comments the scar on my belly is attracting. I have been undergoing abdominal ultrasounds to try and figure out the problems I am having with my period. The ultrasound people keep referring to the scar on my belly as a "tummy tuck". I've even…
Come & try dragon boating in Melbourne!!!
Come & try dragon boating for Breast Cancer Survivors with Dragons Abreast Melbourne Pink Phoenix!!! We invite all breast cancer survivors and their supporters in the Melbourne area to come & try dragon boating for free during October in Docklands! Come and experience the wonderful benefits of outdoor exercise and support…
Bouncing forward - can we do this?
There is this expectation that after treatment, we will bounce back and be our old selves again. Of course, anyone who has been affected by cancer or knows someone who has been affected, realises it's not that easy. There is a lot of emphasis on learning to accept the "new me". Tiffiny Hall, personal trainer, ex-Biggest…
Overwhelmed new diagnosis
Just trying to cope with this whirlwind of a ride. Two weeks ago I was happily holidaying on Hamilton Island (the first holiday in three years) and this week I'm isolating at home after a positive Covid test, only to be told that I have Breast Cancer. Surely this week could not get any worse. The surgery, that was…
Supporting a loved one with post-cancer depression
Hi there, I'm looking for some guidance as to supporting a loved one who has developed symptoms of depression after surviving breast cancer. She has actually experienced breast cancer twice, as well as losing a close friend to metastatic breast cancer, all before the age of 50. Since completing chemotherapy the last time,…
I’m over a year out of mastectomy, and 6 months since corrective surgery on the dog ear I ended up with. I’m in regional WA, and looking for recommendations for a tattoo artist who has worked on scar sites. I know I will have to travel to Perth or maybe further. Has anyone in WA had a tattoo over their mastectomy site and…
Feeling very isolated
I am 35, and was diagnosed last year on July 12th with triple negative inflammatory breast cancer. I started AC double dose chemo on the 27th of July and then paclitaxal 21st of September. Early November it became clear the pacli had stopped being effective on the cancer in my breast so I was zoomed into surgery and had a…
Music: what song you are listening to...invites and answers the question ‘how are you’
...my go to song at present is Paloma Faith ‘Better Than This’ A refocus perhaps. What is your go to song? x
46 / Hi / Comfort of knowing you guys are here /(IVF link?)
Hi all I know this is a weird first post for “Newly Diagnosed”! but Im alone today, the day I got the call, and I literally just wanted to reach out to my sisters who know how I feel. It’s comforting to know you’re out there. Right now I can just say hi. I’m still numb and I can’t bring myself to write the details just…