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9 Feb 2018 01:43

Hi im jane and had a double lumpoctomey which were removed 2 and a half years ago. Two months later they found that it had gone into two of my lymphnoids, which again they removed 8 of them, I am very scared about it returning and always checking for lumps, I have been in remisssion for 2 and half years now but every day is a struggle,as I live on my own and suffer from severe anxiety and depression, I am house bound and find some Chores very hard to do like changing a duvet or even washing up , as I have lost a lot of my muscle due to not getting out, Is there someone out there that knows of any help i can recieve at home. Every day is like a struggle and I feel the weight of the cancer on me all the time. Can anyone relate to this, as its very distressing.



9 Feb 2018 10:14 in response to buster05

Hello Jane and welcome to Cancer Chat.

I'm really sorry to read about your day to day struggles but I'm glad you've joined and are reaching out to us at this tough time.

We have some general information about the help you can receive at home on our website but I also wanted to give you our cancer nurses telephone number as they will be able to assist you further with this. Their freephone number is 0808 800 4040 and are available during the week between 9a.m - 5p.m. Alternatively, you could make a new post specifically about help at home in their section of the forum just here.

I hope this helps and that you hear from other forum members who have been in similar situations soon.

Kind regards, 

Steph, Cancer Chat Moderator


10 Feb 2018 02:40 in response to buster05
Hello Jane, I'm sorry to read that you are anxious and depressed. I've not experienced cancer directly, but my was just diagnosed and it's all very scary. I hope that you are able to find some resources to help you with your struggles. I've been doing breathing exercises and meditating and it helps when I'm distressed. I usually take deep breaths and recite the word "calm" until I feel relaxed. I hope you will be able to get out again and enjoy life. *Hugs*