I’m in the same boat but I’m pretty sure you have to wait for wounds to heal before as lowers your immune system so need to reduce infection risk
thank you for this it really helps and good to know we are in this together.
Tomorrow is my surgery and I’m just taking it one day at a time like you say.Im hoping once it all starts tomorrow I’ll feel like stuff is moving on.
Hope everyone is doing ok xx
NICE guidelines specify a maximum of 90 days between surgery and chemotherapy. Your oncology team will make sure this deadline is met - mine fitted me in on Christmas Eve last year, not quite how I would have chosen to spend the festive season. Five month sounds a long time (some treatments are every three weeks, some are weekly but it tends to add up to 18 weeks minimum) but you get into a kind of routine and we nearly all of us manage it. I do hope it goes well for you x
Hi jowels my surgery was over 2 years ago now and followed my chemo and rads. Thank 🙏God all ok so far. The threads are a amazing support and the breast cancer now organisation and support network (it was breast cancer care forum) before is amazing. You can ask away and everyone will help. You are entitled to a look good feel better session with Macmillan, so please book yourself onto it. Just take everything step by step. Do your exercises post op, gently, gently, let your body knit back together, no lifting anything heavy or hoovering. I used sticky dots up the door to measure my stretching progress with the exercises, just a little bit further each day, you don’t have to over do it, I followed instructions to the letter but did lay off for a few days when I had a bit of a leak from wound and all was ok. I also googled the op I was to have and watched a video, for me it helped to know what was going to be happening while I was under, helped get my head round it. But I know that’s not for everyone. Just do what’s right for you every step of this journey because it’s your journey, you have to put you first even if it’s not your nature to do so. 💕💕✨✨shi xx
thank you for all of this,its really helpful.All of these things you never think about until we are in this situation I suppose!
I hope you are recovering well,thanks again
Hi jowels, sorry you find yourself on here. It was just under 2 months from op before starting chemo for me. Initially they thought it would be op then rads but after op it came back as tnbc so hence chemo. Take it one step at a time. Button front pyjamas, dressing gown pair of sliders for the operation. If you are having a drain, get dressing gown with big pockets for the bottle and an inside tie bit, makes it easier to carry the drain. Also get a squishy travel pillow to put between your arm and op for after it also helps with seatbelt when travelling in car. A M&S zip front sports bra with racer back was comfy post op and do go up a couple of sizes, I.e if a 36 get a 40, you will be a little swollen after op. The meds will block you up too, so bit of anosol on standby too. If you are to be in overnight, hand cream and lip balm, it gets dry in hospital. Hope this helps a bit and your bc nurse you’ve been assigned should be able to talk you through ever step. Also use the ask the nurse facility on here and the someone like me option too if you feel you need to. 💕💕✨✨shi xx
some advice please.
I am due for therapeutic mamoplasty and sentinel node bx Tuesday next week.
I haven’t been told about staging or what it is receptive to as yet.I had been treated for a cyst having regular drainage before they got a biopsy result from the tissue,so I think he is struggling to give me any further info until he is 100%.
he has said likely I’ll need 5 months of chemo the radiotherapy.
my question is how long between my op and actually starting chemo?
ive had 11 weeks of getting different stories every time I go,so would love to know when things can move on. I’m Mam to a gorgeous 5 year old and have missed out on all sorts at Xmas and his b day as it was Xmas eve I would love to plan something nice with him and my hubby.
im also keeping everything crossed that he gets a good enough margin so I don’t need to go back in for another operation.
thank you and wishing you all lots of best wishes x