Seems a long while since I first posted in May this year. But I've finished my chemo now. Continuing with herceptin and am waiting for mastectomy and reconstruction in probably November. I've bin quite tired on TCH but I got through it !!!!! Hoping the surgery won't floor me completely. It is hard after so many years but things have improved a lot especially the filagrim to boost the white cell count.
Hi All, Im new to the forum, I had my result from biopsy last week, new primary 13 years on, same breast. So good to know Im not alone!! Bit shell shocked at mo to be honest. Didnt realise that folloing WLE, radio and tamoxifen, that I have to have a mastectomy, cant have a WLE again. Thinking , do I have both off? do I have recon immediatly, delayed or not at all? I have 4 grown up children plus 5 grandchildren, breaking the news to them is the hardest thing, seeing them cry breaks my heart. Hate this thing!! Sorry to go on.Hope these waiting for results have good news and thanks for sharing, has helped. Lots of huge hugs to you all.xxx
Feel for you all, it must be terrifying! I just wondered if having a new primary rather than having a secondry (met?) was the lesser of two evils?
Wishing you all well and sending love
Hi I am sorry you are having to go through all this again especially after quite a,long gap. I am on my third bc in 4 years so never got that long in between it is hard but you can do it xxx
I'm another 2nd timer too. I have a 22 year gap.
1st bc at age 29. Wle, nodes positive, radio, chemo and implant a few years later.
New bc in other breast. Wle, no nodes, radio (last of 15 sessions tomorrow) and tamoxifen started.
I had a definite case of thinking oh no, not again, but have seen so many differences in diagnosis, surgery, treatment and support that it almost feels like something totally different.
I say 'almost' cause of course, it is another bc and all the memories of years ago came flooding back and some aspects of all this don't change.
I hope you find changes for the better and wish you well with what lies ahead