GET SUPPORT GET CONNECTED Your Voices Lyndsay What cancer were you diagnosed with? Breast Cancer What age were you diagnosed? 29 What has helped you to thrive? Other young women with Breast Cancer and some of the groups I have joined, alongside the amazing support from my partner, my family and best friend are the things that have helped me to thrive, not forgetting my amazing children who I have to keep going for. Lyndsay's Story I’m Lyndsay, some of my friends know me as Tinks. 4 weeks ago I was diagnosed with triple-negative, grade 3 breast cancer. On that day my world stood still, I’m 29! This couldn’t have been happening to me. I’m now 4 rounds into chemo and genetic tests and surgery is looming! I have two babies aged 2 and 3 and an amazing partner of only 8 months, he’s an absolute hero for all of us and continues to be my rock. It took a while for the reality, the anxiety and the anger to set in for us. Decisions needed to be made, “are you considering more children?” They asked on the day of my diagnosis “well actually we don’t have any together and we’d always hoped to have one of our own”... so the egg freezing process commenced, 2 hormone injections a day and egg collection any day now! The fear of delaying treatment has been intense but my nurses assured me they wouldn’t let me do it unless they believed I could wait and I just have to believe them I guess! So here we are, 7 days until I start 6 rounds of chemotherapy followed by surgery. I’m awaiting testing for the BRCA1 gene which will determine the type of surgery required but my head at the moment just wants to grab the surgeon by the neck and scream “just cut them off and save me!!” I don’t need boobs to survive on this earth! I can’t face a reality where I leave behind my babies and my boyfriend, chemo has to work, there simply isn’t any other option for me. Wish me luck, I’m going in!!!