To the newly diagnosed: 6 Years With TNBC, Still Going Strong
Good morning, everyone. I’m stopping in after a long hiatus to offer some help to those newly diagnosed with TNBC.
Almost 6 years ago I was diagnosed with stage 3C triple negative breast cancer. I was in total shock, grief, and had to stop working due to anxiety and depression. I have had two recurrences since then. I am currently stage four, but I have had no evidence of active disease for six months now, and I’m going strong.
I honestly didn’t think I’d live more than two or three years. But we’re going on six and I can hike travel, friends, garden, family, and do the things I love. I will be seeing my daughter graduate high school. Of course I have long-term side effects, but unfortunately that is part of the package. I am learning to accept and manage them.
I’m writing this message to say that there aren’t a lot of long-term TNBC survivors in checking here, because we are too busy living life.And there is help out there. There is hope out there. New treatments and trials are coming out all the time. So if you are new, or worried about your diagnosis, just know that there are people out there living for years and years.
Wishing all of my breast cancer sisters much hope and love this holiday season.