I want to begin by saying YOU ARE ALL AMAZING. I am in awe of your strength, your courage and your compassion. To be so generous and show such empathy when you are going through bad times brings tears to my eyes.
It may sound weird but I am honoured to have touched the edges of your community. And that's all I have done. I have been reading your words the last couple of months but not posting because I don't feel I am 'qualified' to advise. And how fortunate is that? To not be 'qualified' to advise on chemotherapy, on hair loss, on neuropathy, on recurrences ........
I have been SO lucky. My tumour twisted and was found at 1a. My husband was with me when it happened and could call an ambulance. It didn't burst. There were no more tumours found in the second operation. They decided I didn't need chemotherapy. The side effects of a surgical menopause aren't that bad. I have a wonderful daughter. I was 42 before any of this happened ... and that's old enough to have done lots of things with my life ... but young enough to do more. I am so lucky.
When I cry it is because I feel so fortunate and my heart goes out to all of you who are having a far far more rocky journey than me. I think of you all often. Thank you. You are inspirational. Much love, Kate.