Sorry I have only just seen your post from October. As it's now Feb 19 I trust and hope you're doing well.
Yes it is incredibly scary we will keep having to go through this.
Feeling very deflated. Diagnosed with HER 2+ stage 3 for a second time, 2 years on from my first diagnosis. Mastectomy tomorrow and then a wait to see what the next lot of treatment will be.
Had Chemo, radiotherapy, Herceptin and been on Tamoxifen for 2 years so can't believe it has come back. Doesn't make me very confident for the future.....what are the chances of it coming back for a 3rd time!!!!
Hi Miss Green
Good to hear from you, though not for the reason, hey!! 😞 , :-). Glad to hear your treatment plan has now been sorted. At least you can now "gear" yourself up, "brace/gird" yourself. So that's the end of next week no less. Gosh, that's a long time 15 yrs and Yeh, weird co-incidence for the 14th.
Hey Miss Green
Will you please let us know how you go on with your diag and what treatment for you
Much love, Dellypoos xxxxxxx.
Sorry, forgot to say - I feel so upset for you. Can't believe the unfairness of this for you, the upset and injustice of this bleeping disease!!! xxxx
Hi again Miss Green,
Thanks for the update. Hope you can somehow keep your mind occupied till them and remain strong - soooo much easier said than done, 'ey. Hope you have a good family and friend support network to help keep you as "Up" as possible
I've been having a chat with the girls on another of the recurrence threads - "After 10 years". Perhaps you should or could get together, be a support to each other, compare notes etc.
As I said previously, am keeping everything crossed for 19th results, that they're as favourable as possible.
Hi Miss Green,
So all scans now done then, and is it now that gawd awful thing called "waiting"?? Or have any immediate details and news been proffered.
You !!!SCREAM!!! all you like, lovey. I'd feel the same, think any of us would after you've been through what you have.
Thinking of you
Loadsa love, Dellypoos xxxxxxx
No where as much as you. I always considered myself very lucky in not requiring chemo or rads with either. Having mastectomies and both full ANC (standard procedure back then, before SNB) rather than lumpectomies, meant no rads. That and the fact I wouldn't have been left with much of a boob. I'm so flummoxed by your recurrence in the same boob, and the no breast tissue left business. Doesn't make sense to me. How??????
Have you had any dates for scans yet flower??
Loadsa love to you
Jeez, crikey and Ffffflip (I'm using polite expletives!!) Miss Green
I can't believe your misfortune - you poor woman, my heart truely goes out to you. It doesn't surprise me that you were "a little more forceful", after your 2nd scare being another positive one, when you thought it may just be scar tissue. Am guessing that was found to be another separate primary from the 1st then?? as you weren't given chemo. But now another.
Perhaps your feeling "quite calm" is probably down to feeling "a bit of an old hand" by now, so to speak, previous experience and all that. But yeh, of course, you must feel naturally scared again as well.
After a mastectomy in 2006, I was shocked, when only a year later I was diagnosed with a new primary in my other boob. I'd felt a small lump near my armpit, brought it to attention at my annual check, had it ultrasounded and it was dismissed as a group of cysts by the ultrasound radiologist/doctor. Thankfully my consultant was as conscienciously suspicious as he was, and carried out a core biopsy which showed another cancerous tumour lying underneath the cysts, otherwise it probably wouldn't have been caught so early. I could have had a lumpectomy, but my attitude after my 1st boob was - no thanks, get rid of the whole thing again, less chance of anything further developing.
None of that compares to your experience though, in that you, like most women, would likely think :-
I've had a mastectomy, so NO chance of it coming back, because there's NO breast tissue left. So now lets get some of my old body shape back, have recon and THAT'S THE END OF THAT. Draw a line under the whole nasty experience and get back to living again.
Totally understandable then, that you'd think a tiny lump, 11 yrs later would just be scar tissue. But Nooo, it wasn't.
Then 3yrs later and another lump - and NOOOO, that wasn't either.
Fffffflip Miss Green. We're all lead to think/believe mastectomies remove all the breast tissue and therefore remove any possibility of further future BC in the area. So what's that all about then?? you must be asking. Me and thousands of others now too.
My dear friend, thank you so much for your post, at a time when you're so upset and burdened with what's happening to you. Despite your need to post support wise, it's also extremely thoughtful of you and highly educational to zillions of us on here.
I soooo hope your scans are all clear. Please will you let us know. Keeping EVERYthing crossed for you flower, and that 2018 WILL turn out to be a good year for you.
Sending you much love, healing thoughts and an extra special warm, long and tight Delly hug. xxxxxxx