Posted by Brighty on Jan 18, 2021 10:33 pm
Posted by Red Lobster on Jan 26, 2021 9:48 am
I am new to the group and I am diagnosed with uterine, ovarian and liver CA, So glad to find a community here to support each other through this journey. I just finished my 3rd doses of chemo, it's tough but knowing that I am at the half way point, I am hopeful to finish chemo well :)
Is there any workshop here in CCS that is related to hair alternatives or something like art therapy? I'd like to check out.
Thanks and have a lovely day :)
Posted by japot58 on Jan 26, 2021 12:58 pm
Posted by ashcon on Jan 27, 2021 12:40 pm
Welcome! So glad you found this site and glad to hear you are half way thorough your chemo. Do you have 3 separate cancers (uterine, ovarian, liver)? Or a primary and mets to the other areas?
I am a breast cancer survivor (approaching 3 years NED after a stage 3 diagnosis) and I still get so much from all the sharing and caring that happens here.
I'm sure you are exploring the other areas of this site, and hopefully getting something out of all the shared experiences and posts. Feel free to use the "search" panel at top of page or within any forum discussion or group as well to drill down to specific topics or even to find other members with shared experiences.
Workshops for hair alternatives? The Look Good Feel Better program offers workshops (online at this time) that may be helpful for you. You may also find something in the Community Services Locator
Perhaps the Creation Nation group on this site can satisfy your creative cravings?
Wishing you a lovely day as well!
Posted by ashcon on Jan 27, 2021 12:55 pm
From one positive loner A-type personality to another - welcome! - and yes, I'm sure you will manage fine through all that is coming your way. Wow, things are moving quickly for you. There's nothing like a diagnosis and an immediate call to surgery to cause your head to spin while also giving you many reasons to focus on just what's important now.
I joined this site about 3.5 years ago after my first surgery for breast cancer and the wonderful support here has gotten me through a second surgery, chemo, and radiation.
I hope that you, too, find the same level of comfort, safety, and (yes) even humour here that I have.
What surgery are you having for your BC?
I know you'll be busy for the next little while but check back in and let us know how you're doing when you get a chance- especially after surgery!
Posted by japot58 on Jan 27, 2021 3:27 pm
I will be having a partial mastectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy and onconoplastic reconstruction - or that's what the plan is but who knows when the surgeon gets in there... I guess I'll wait and see what I wake up to! then of course it'll be wait for pathology to come back to him and referral to cancer clinic and decision on treatments. I've been told it's grade 2 DCIS but also got HER2 in there as well (I think that was mentioned). I've been monitored for 2yrs with testing every 6mths so there was obviously something there that was causing concern - then of course it all went sideways at last biopsy on December 30th. I am fortunate where I am that we are not high covid numbers and my nearest major hospital seems to be operating as usual and my local hospital too.
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