Down in the dumps

Thanks for your reply sorry your not feeling up to scratch yet really hope you are feeling better soon.

I am really down at the moment the expanders are really hurting along my ribs and I can’t sleep . The pain is constant and I’m worried I’ve made a mistake and things will never be normal again.

Sorry to moan there are people suffering alot more than me. I just feel scared that its all never going to be right again.

Had dressing off on Thursday and back next week for first possible expsnsion but depends on progress.

No-one told me to expect this pain all the time so I’m a bit fed up!


Hello Leo1

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Leo I am now 6 months out of ‘treatment’, I say it like that because I don’t think I’ve dealt with the emotional and mental implication of what I’ve just gone throught. Don’t aplogise about ‘moaning’, your not, everything everyone is going through is relevant. No-one has the monopoly over how you should feel based on your treatment. I’ve called BBC this morning and am booked in on the Young Women’s Forum, in the hope to meet other like minded people who will know what I’m going through. You should see if they have services available in your area. Good luck x

Hi, I’m all new to this, only 2 weeks ago had double mastectomy n auxiliary clear out etc, I’m also in agony from op! Had no drains but now have been manually drained twice n now exploding with fluid pressure. I will b having exspanders after chemo n stuff, poor you, behave I also got this to come?? What we have to go through eh! I’m Angie, married, 49 n mother of 2 teenage daughters who are still at school. X