Diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Stage 2, Grade 3. October 2012.
2 operations. Lump removed and nodes. Clear margins around lump.
Found lump just below 2cms in size. Early Breast Cancer. Mother had breast cancer at 55 yo and now in her 70's.
Currently not at work and had Chemotherapy 7 times and about to have Radiation on May 22nd for 6 weeks. Finishes on July 11th 2013
Hairdresser for 20 years, and currently - 5 years as a Pharmacy Assistant.
Married for 7 years to Sean .
16/10/2013 ALL CLEAR OF CANCER
Nov 2013 Returned to work
Hi to all the ladies who still get onto the website even after they have finished treatment. I stil have my portal in my chest and have it flushed every 6 weeks, so I feel I am still connected here. (said with a smile). Wow that damn port annoyed me for about 6 months, my bra strap rubbed against it etc. Now I dont notice it. Although I am a bit numb behind my armpit from surgeries, I dont notice that either now.
I often wonder as each month goes by, if I will remember to hop on here and say what is going on, because the further away from treatment, the more you want to forget and move on. However, I am still happy to be of help to those who want to read from one of the "Survivors". The two greatest things for me were loss of my long hair, and instant Menopause. The underarm and preventing lymphoedema - and regaining my memory are other subjects. Those are the ongoing things. How it has affected me, the stages, of returning into a work environment, whe
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