I hope this post finds you all well or at the least feeling positive on this journey.
I thought I would tell you all the latest on my situations which is currently a bit bizarre!! But a situation I think we could all possibly learn from.
I'm just wondering if anyone has experienced some fairly significant depression after their treatment has finished.
I found that I have recently suffered this and still are.
Can't understand why....I thought I was good with all this cancer stuff - although I didn't exactly breeze through treatment, I never complained or cried (maybe twice!) so I'm puzzled as to why I'm depressed?
Has anyone else experienced this?
If so - what did you do about it....??
Any advice would be appreciated.
I need to talk about returning to work for a quick minute.
To give you some background...last October, I was to start a new job but the week I was notified I got the job, was also the week I was diagnosed with bc. I did not even start until mid-May and it's been pretty full on.
I'm having some difficulty adjusting to work and was wondering if anyone else has experienced this?
I luv my job and the staff/mgr were extremely supportive while I fought bc and very welcoming.
Wow! I can't believe it - but in a week or two - Oct 28th to be exact - this will mark my first anniversary of my diagnosis.
Where did that year go?
What did that year bring?
What did I learn - what have I gained during this past year?
And where am I heading....??
I'll tell you....(in no particular order - just as it comes to my mind..)
I just had to blog about something special that happened today!
Quite spontaneously, after work I dropped into my hairdressers and showed my lovely hairdresser my awesome hair growth!
I've been documenting this on my facebook page in an album called "Hairy Tales - the documented journey of Helen's hair growing back!" LOL!
Thanks for stopping by...I thought I'd write about the fantastic training I've just completed.
Sunday late afternoon (9th) I arrived at the Grand Mercure in Melbourne and checked in. My room was very nice and I was fortunate to have a corner room with a great view.
Hope you are all well. I thought i'd blog about my experience on Wednesday when I went in for a colonscopy and gastrophy...
I had this done by a fantastic doctor called Dr Wayne Friedman of whom I would recommend to anyone who has to have these procedures done.My anaesthetist was Joel... (sorry forgot his last name) and again - highly recommended. Very good looking and a hot bod as well! Didn't mind going off to sleep looking at him I can tell you! LOL!
Hi to everyone
Thanks for stopping by.
What a day...very anxious, couldn't focus - you know the drill. I rang the hospital to see if my results had come through only to be told (incredibly!) that the oncologist that ordered it had left! I only saw her on Thursday....jeez...that's the public system for you! So then I had to try and find someone who would tell me the results over the phone...and that took some doing I can tell you!
Never mind the fact that I'm just about turning inside out from anxiety.
Forgetting my personal issues for the moment I want to let you know that I have started a on-line group called "Fundraising" and I'm inviting you to join.
The purpose is pretty self explanatory but it's a little more than just fundraising.
I thought it would be a great idea to have a forum where people can discuss what they feel would help improve the "patient journey".
Hoping this blog finds you all well. I thought I'd update from my previous post regarding this ongoing saga of the right breast pain.
I went to see the oncologist on Thursday (23rd) and she thinks the pain isn't actually in the breast tissue but rather the ribs underneath. When she pressed in on the area, I nearly shot through the roof with the pain.
Now I have to have a bone scan on Monday to see if I have secondaries.