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Just wanted to tell a happy story

19 Jun 2019 04:32

I was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive type of breast cancer soon 4,5 years ago, at 32 years of age. 

I went through some heavy chemos and radiation, and looked like a corpse after truth to be told...

 

But: With the fantastic care I got from my hospital, plus some awesome modern medicine I have been cancer free now for 4 years! I am still on tamoxifen for one more year, can't wait to get rid of that too! 

I know I will always have a higher chance of getting a new cancer but I am positive it's gone for now. There's no changes in my tissue and I feel great. (at least with sleeping pills as the stupid tamoxifen hot flushes aren't letting me sleep)

It took me about a year to get somewhat fit again, after which I took a holiday and went cycling in the Julian Alps and was surprised at how well I performed. Since then I've been working out more and am planning a long hike in the mountains for next fall. Can't wait!

 

Anyways, just wanted to tell you all that it's well worth to go get all sorts of lumps and weird stuff checked out asap, and also that for most people, there is very much life after the chemos! 

Just wanted to tell a happy story

19 Jun 2019 06:32 in response to hoop

Hi

Just wanted to congratulate you on your winning fight against the big C.

Well done & my very best wishes for the future x

Just wanted to tell a happy story

19 Jun 2019 06:44 in response to reet75

Thank you dear reet 75

I know no one comes to these forums because they're in a good place. I still have my own aftermath to work throught too, like infertility and forever worry about the cancer coming back... Not to mention the hit my relationship took from all of this. 

But in any case life is what it should be now. I could even say it's great. =)

 

I am very much looking forward to the rest of my life though, it is looking bright. =)

 

I wish everyone here the same. <3 

Just wanted to tell a happy story

19 Jun 2019 06:45 in response to hoop

Hi hoop,

It's nice to hear a good result and congratulations, best wishes for the future,. Keep pedalling,.

Billy 

Just wanted to tell a happy story

22 Jun 2019 11:49 in response to hoop

Thank you so much for sharing this! I've finished chemotherapy and yesterday finally finished radiotherapy......it's all been pretty brutal as you well know, so reading your post has put a smile on my face and a spring in my step.....there is light at the end of the tunnel....xxxx

Just wanted to tell a happy story

22 Jun 2019 11:54 in response to hoop

That's so wonderful and lovely to read, Ty for sharing xx

Just wanted to tell a happy story

21 Jul 2019 22:02 in response to hoop

Hi you have done wonderfull so pleased for you.paul

Just wanted to tell a happy story

22 Jul 2019 07:10 in response to hoop

Hi that's really good I have just been diagnosed with ovarian cancer got ct scan tomorrow have results Friday I am really worrying scared my emotions are all over the place I have just gone through one battle with having a heart attack three years ago I am 58 years old trying to keep myself occupied