Call me a diva, but I have gone through the worst days of my life, this last 4 months. Posting tonight, not to congratulate myself, but could help others. For back ground, diagnosed early May, lumpectomy and lymphectomy, early June. Completed rads today. No chemo. Tamoxifen and other orals for seven years. If you are reading this and wondering how you will get through, here is my advice:
1. Scream, shout and cry as much as you need to, but never forget to laugh too. Be kind to yourself.
2. If you find yourself developing a 'cancer sense of humour,' go with it, its healthy as long as you keep it in check.
3. Your rads team are highly experienced experts, and although it might feel like they have only one focus, ( your boob) they are actually looking out for you, and looking after you in multiple ways. They will get you through the slog of rads.
4. It's OK to be scared, tired, and every other emotion going. All that matters is YOU.
5. As daunting as it seems, you'll get through it.
Good luck everyone. Plum.