I am 49 years old, born in Cleethorpes, NE Lincolnshire, married for 24 years to a British citizen from Cheshire.
Due to his work we have lived overseas for many years but visit the UK frequently. We are currently living in Lagos, Nigeria, but have previously enjoyed and spent time in the USA, India, Vietnam, UAE and now Nigeria.
I received my diagnosis on April 1st 2014 when we were living in Dubai, UAE where I underwent treatment including 16 rounds of chemotherapy and 28 sessions of radiotherapy, and where I still return for my follow up appointments and check ups.
I browse the Breast Cancer Care website frequently and find the information very valuable and supportive, and in May this year together with some family members and friends I took part in the 10 mile walk around the grounds of Blenheim Palace.
I'm from Wombourne near Wolverhampton, recently diagnosed & can't find any groups in the area where I can talk to others going through this.
I am from Apsley Ontario Canada...it is about 150 miles northeast of Toronto. Just a little hamlet of about 400 people except in the summer then it balloons to about 5000 as we have many lakes called the Kawartha lakes.
No, they gave me the choice of Maidstone or Ashford. I'mn from Ashford, so I chose the William Harvey.
I haven't found any support groups locally at all. I've given up now. Thank goodness for this forum - it has been my lifeline!
I just read your other post asking to meet up with people locally. I'm not up to driving as far as Maidstone yet. I just travel 3-4 miles around the local villages when i'm up to it. I finish my chemo on 2nd April, then have a month to recover before my mastectomy and lymph node clearance.
If we keep in touch, I may be able to drive up to meet you in between the two and see how you're doing.
If you want to chat more privately, send me a personal message - all you have to do is click my name above my picture of a laptop and it opens a new screen - on the right is the option to send me a personal message. you can also add me as a friend, then you can check every time I post in threads to see what I'm saying.
Best wishes with your treatment. Mine is going quite well, i think. I get to have another Ct scan, mammogram and ultrasound when they finish the chemo so they can see how it has gone. Can't wait.
I'm from a village called Biddenden in Kent - 12 miles from Ashford.
There don't seem to be many people from Kent here - just spotted Mand is from orpington, but that's miles from me! Never been there in my life! lol
Has anyone looked back on all the pages - do you know if anyone is closer to me?
I live in Livingston West Lothian. Between Glasgow and Edinburgh but much nearer Edinburgh (about 12 miles?) which is where i worked .
Hope your appt with ocologist goes well and you get your treatment plan.
Dreading my appt to hear how my op and nodes results.Hope nodes clear or more ops to remove more.
Thinking of you.Jacqui