Thank you for your good wishes and for thinking of me. I went to see the consultant this morning. I am pleased to say all is well. I have been released until November when my first post cancer mammogram will be due, hurrah! He was pleased with my progress, and made me feel so much better when he said I was doing as well as he would expect. He put my mind at rest about the fluidy swelling (leaving well alone and checking it next time I go) and about still having pain and an odd shape which I can't fit in bras. I feel so much better this afternoon X
I too was under Bupa and on all my follow up appointments (I had WLE, 6 FEC and Rads Grade 1 Invasive Triple Negative) with my surgeon I had mammograms and ultrasound scans. I had thought I was having the scans because my original tumor did not show up on a mammogram but perhaps when you go private a scan is the normal procedure.
I would think the BUPA authorisation is merely precautionary. Good luck.
Hi Ann and Nuthatch,
Thank you for your wise words. I think I just went into a panic when they rang. I am feeling calmer today and am thinking positive. We did go through radiotherapy together Nuthatch - it seems like ages ago to me doing the daily trek there and back.
Its funny how some things get to you - I had almost got used to taking my top off everywhere (well not literally but you know what I mean) and didn't take much notice towards the end. I have had three months without having to and I am now I don't want to have to again. I need to talk to myself - get a grip woman, they have seen it all before!
I will let you both know how it goes on 30th X
I haven't been posting for a little while. I had a WLE in November and rads which finished at the end of January 18. Since then I have tried to get on with my life. I had a major wobble in March and felt really low but I am picking myself up. I still have pain my in breast and bras are a nightmare - nothing seems comfortable.
I am due to see the consultant again on 30th May for a follow up visit. I was ok about this until yesterday. Bupa rang to say they had been asked to authorise some treatment codes ahead of my appointment. It turns out the hosptial have pre-authorised an ultrasound and ultrasound guided biopsy in case of need on 30th.
For some reason I had convinced myself the appointment on 30th was only to have a chat and let him have a look at the scar and some swelling which I still have. But it seems they are doing at least an ultrasound and, presumably if they find anything, a biopsy. I know in my sensible head it is just being cautious to pre-authorise both, if they find something on the ultrasound then makes sense to biopsy it while I am there. But this makes me feel they are half expecting to see something on the ultrasound result. I thought everything I had had done had 'fixed me'.
Does anyone know what happens at the follow up visit with the consultant and whether this sounds normal? I am trying very hard to sit on my panic. I can't bring myself to ring his secretary and find out what is going on, I don't want to sound like a mad thing, bothering them.