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6 years today since SBC diagnosis

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Re: 6 years today since SBC diagnosis

Hello again Helen.  I agree it would be nice to meet up again - and there are so many places to do that.  A bit nearer the time we must find out where you are staying...unless you already know.  Biking had really 

taken  off here now so I expect places are booked up quite quickly 

 

xx

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Re: 6 years today since SBC diagnosis

Thank you so much for sharing Helen it gives so much hope and inspiration to read your story. It's been 2 years since my secondary diagnosis to lungs liver and bones and I'm feeling relatively well living life to the fullest. Here's hoping to many more good years for us all xx
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Re: 6 years today since SBC diagnosis

Hi
Thank you for your replies, I hope that my post has given some hope. Interesting that when the forum was recently updated & all the inspiring stories were moved into this section, the post was read by more of you.

LynnQ- yes I do remember meeting you on the Island, it was a warm day & we sat outside with your husband. We're coming to Yorkshire in September for the cycling world championships so would be nice to meet again.

Carolyn - hope you're ok and coping with cape & your progression. I expect you'll be making the most of the twins. I love my grandchildren so much.

Withasmile- nice to hear from you, are you on eribulin still? I have just had my 24th paclitaxel, see onc end of this month. One of my liver mets is in the most awkward place right under the diaphragm and is the one that can't be biopsied & keeps growing whilst the bones & rest of liver are stable. Thankfully I seem to tolerate paclitaxel pretty well & the trust are happy for me to continue for time being. Even my neuropathy has lessened thanks to ice packs on my feet!

I wish you all the best with your treatments, live as well as you can manage & love lots.
Helen x
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Re: 6 years today since SBC diagnosis

just caught up on this site,and want to send you very best wishes Helen.

What drug regime are you on now?
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Re: 6 years today since SBC diagnosis

So happy for you Helen!! Congratulations. I wish you many more anniversaries and great health. God bless
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Re: 6 years today since SBC diagnosis

Helen, Congrats! You are doing great! In the beginning it's so hard to get your head around this cancer. It takes awhile and then you realize it's not worth wasting your time fretting over it! We all get scared every now and then, but I try not to dwell on the fear. There is so much in life to enjoy! FF

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Re: 6 years today since SBC diagnosis

Hi Helen just to say Congratulations.
Don’t know if you remember our meeting for a coffee several years ago when husband and I visited the IOW on holiday. Think that was about 2014. I reached my 6 year cancerversary in October last year. Like you I try to make lots of memories for my family and have been lucky enough to have some fabulous holidays.
Best wishes

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Re: 6 years today since SBC diagnosis

Hi Helen, have just read your message about your SBC, I'm currently waiting on an urgent appointment with my oncologist as I discovered lump on same breast I had lumpectomy bk in Feb 2016. To say I'm not scared would be lying, but I always knew SBC could occur, but by coming back to this forum and reading posts from people like yourself, has made me realise that life is too short to fear this disease. I wish you many more cancerversaries for the future!! Xxx
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Re: 6 years today since SBC diagnosis

Hiya Helen
Congratulations on this anniversary ..I too have had some nice landmarks this year I didn't think I would ever see ...sons wedding. Twins being born. Their christening and first birthday and of course another Xmas.
It's just over 3 years since secondary dx for me .
This year has been a struggle but relying on cape for a little while.
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Re: 6 years today since SBC diagnosis

Hi Helen great news reaching anothe milestone with this horrible disease. Hope I am as lucky as you.

I am only a year down the line with liver mets over 9 years with bone mets.

Linda
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Re: 6 years today since SBC diagnosis

thank you so much for posting this helen44, and how wonderful to hear you have reached your next cancerversary! I am feeling very low at the moment as I was diagnosed 5 weeks ago and have had my first 2 weekly chemos. I am coping well, apart from breathlessness, which is really getting me down as I am virtually house bound.

It has really bucked me up to read your news. xx

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6 years today since SBC diagnosis

Today marks 6 years since my SBC diagnosis and I wanted to share my thoughts. I have posted here each cancerversary and with every year that passes I feel so lucky to still be here and coping with life as best as I can with the support of family and friends. I was 50 back in April, an age I really didn't expect to reach 6 years ago, and have seen my 4th grandchild born this year. Spending precious time with my family and friends means everything to me. I have learnt to 'live' with this awful disease and have come a long way from those first months following diagnosis. I guess what I am trying to say to anyone new is that you adjust and gradually accept the new norm as time passes, use that time in the best way you can.
Thank you for the support on this forum and all the very best with your treatments lovely ladies.
Helen x