Misyangel - was it your surgery today? If so, hope all has gone well and look forward to hearing from you very soon xx
Rosie, wishing you all the best for tomorrow. Will be thinking of you all day with that long surgery. 💗
MisyAngel, I didn't realise yours was today. Hope all went well. Let us know how you are as soon as you can.
WolfEE, that really sucks that the wonder drug clashes with Tamoxifen. Do they have anything else you can take instead? wishing you all the best with your radiotherapy and your sister with her infill. Hugs to you both. Please send Treehouse a big hug from me and thanks for the update. I though it as very unusual to not hear from Treehouse.
Jay, I just did my stage 2 exercises. I think I preferred stage 1. The outward stretches are the tricky ones.
Yes, it is Rosie's DIEP tomorrow 😂
I think Misyangel was today- hope it went well Misy
Thanks for the lovely message Jay
My bag is packed, carbohydrate drinks are chilling in the fridge. I have to drink four tonight and two in the morning before 6:30!! And be at the hospital by 7am.
I'm first on the list, op at 8:30. So won't be posting for a while, will let you know, when I can, how it went.
Just want to get there and get it over with now.
Jay, the arm exercises were going well until I went to hospital yesterday which threw my routine and now I keep forgetting. Was supposed to start stage two exercises yesterday so I'm a bit behind! Oops. My movement is quite good though so not too worried.
Jay, I thought Rosie was Thursday? Glad your fitting went well and you have bust confidence. You work it girl!
MisyAngel, when is your surgery?
Treehouse, where are you?
Katie and Heather, hope you are moving forward without anxiety.
WolfEE, let us know how you're doing when you're ready but just want you to know I'm thinking of you.
Just a little note to Rosie to say I'm thinking of you - right now is probably the worse bit - I hope you manage to get some sleep tonight and be ready to face tomorrow with a strong mind.
You and your family will be in all our hearts and thoughts tomorrow. Good luck lovely lady xx
Hi Ladies, it's a quiet day on the thread so far! How's everyone doing?
Treehouse, how are you getting on? Have you been discharged yet? Sending hugs.
I got up late. My Mum came over and we went for a walk in the lovely crisp fresh air.
Buddyfan, I oiled them nightly and wore nail polish throughout. No problems until chemo completed. So a bit shocked. Removed varnish for surgery for the first time. There is new growth underneath but still doesn't cover whole nail bed.
It doesn't happen to everyone so hopefully you will be spared.
Good evening ladies - so I had the planning appointment today for rads and all went extremely well! What I'm most excited about is I've managed to get 3 tattoos before turning 50!!!
For me the worse bit personally was the radiotherapist was a young man - and of course, I had to remove my upper clothes and expose my one boob and the scar! Of course, he didn't batt an eye - he's probably seen far, far worse!
Oh yes and the lovely nurse assistant had to remove my earings, which were discovered once in position and half way through the CT scanner!!!
Tomorrow, I have my prosthetic and bra fitting - sounds interesting............!
Hi WolfEE - sorry to hear you've been feeling low and exhausted but pleased that you're on the way back up now.
17th January..... my goodness that's a long wait - if I were you, I'd speak to my bcn about it and see what they suggested.
Yes Shi I would have had preventative surgery. I went to GP years ago but was told that as there is an adequate screening programme for bc I could have annual mammograms. But that doesn't stop you getting bc just picks it up earlier hopefully. In my case it was no use at all as I found the lump myself and it was already IDC.
Welcome home Mai, glad you didn't have to stay in hospital
Thanks for the birthday wishes WofEE, hope you don't have to wait until Jan to get the lymphodema sorted.
Thanks Ladies. 💗 Hooray, I'm back home again. I'd hoped this mornings GP visit would result in antibiotics without going to hospital but GP referred me on due to raised temperature and fast pulse. All normal again this afternoon. Had some intravenous antibiotics and sent home with oral antibiotics for 5 days. The good news is that they took blood tests and my neutrophils are now fully recovered to a healthy 5. No more bouncing around below the normal margins, now officially in the middle range of normal! Still feeling a bit rotten but at last now I'm just a normal person with a cold. (No comments!)
Treehouse, come on, give that body a talking to and get out soon. I'm playing elemental chill out and zen garden music to get your pulse rate down. Can't believe your tooth caused all this. Xx 😬
WolfEE, lovely to hear from you and glad you have sought help for your low mood. 💗 I burst into tears in the GPs office this morning when she told me she was referring me to MAU so now she wants me to go back again for help with moving forward. Some days it's just harder to pull yourself together after all you've been through and you feel like a wet lettuce for being like that! Definitely worth seeing if BC nurse can help you to get an earlier appointment. Sending big hugs. Xx
Jay, how did today go? Xx
WolfEE, on my Moving Forward course the physiotherapist who runs the Lymphoedema service said as soon as someone presents/refers with possible lympoedema they put a compression sleeve on the patient asap to prevent it getting worse. Maybe worth asking BC nurse to speak to hospital physio or call physio yourself.
Relief for your sister treehouse I'm sure. Your Mum gave her the non mutated BRCA gene like I did to my daughter. Not that we have any control over it 😂
We're still reeling from the fact that all three of us sisters got the gene.
Hope you get home soon.
Hi Jay. I spoke to bcn who suggested that I get the practice nurse to take a look and see if I need antibiotics. One look and she said definitely! So on meds but if they don't work I am to go to a&e. Hoping for a quick result so no delays with radiotherapy.
Hope your planning went well today.
Sorry to hear about the hospital admissions. Get well Mai and Treehouse.