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borbie
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Re: Anyone in Norfolk just diagnosed

Hi, is anyone living in North Norfolk, i'm starting chemo in 3 weeks after WLE, spread to 1 node so had axillary clearance then hysterectomy 5 days later - would like to meet anyone locally for coffees etc (would be useless on a dating site wouldn't I !!!)

 

Fuffs123
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Ah yes, the waiting is, horrible. You just seem to spend your time waiting for this and waiting for that, call me Mrs Waity I think! I run my own small business and am having trouble organising myself (not normally a problem) and concentrating on anything much. When customers ting up and moan they haven't had their orders, I feel like screaming 'I've got breast cancer you know' give me a break' but it's not their fault is it. Get my results on Friday so at least that eait will be over, whatever the outcome. Hugs to everyone x
borbie
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i know what you mean, the waiting is the hard bit, i'm struggling to concentrate at work and people say the oddest things which i suppose they dont mean to come out as insensitive and i suppose ive done the same to others probably i the past? Stay positive i guess is the answer 🙂

Cocolily
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Grade 2 invasive as well .. Lumpectomy chemo then radiotherapy .. Spread to l nodes and if spread to more than 4 they will body scan me. Have a weak leg from slipped disc in October and worried this is related how ! Feel sad and scared xxx
borbie
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Hi Cocolily, how did you get on ?

borbie
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Hi again,

Unfortunately results as I suspected, Grade 2, 3cm invasive ductal one, told my children the day after my daughters weddign which was awful having had such a perfect day the day before but so relieved they know now.  But also had to have a pelvic scan as had had some bloating and they found something in my left ovary and next to it so now waiting for gynae referal and genetics appt. fell more scared about this than the breast i think as my sisters both had ovarian cancer - i feel like i can touch and feel te breast one but the other is unknown. My lovely husband having his stents done tomorrow so concentrating on him for now!

Feel a bit like 'what else can they throw at us' but onward and upward fighting :-))))

Cocolily
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Hi Barbie, hope your results were ok ? I've been followings the posts for the last couple of days. I have mine on the 18th and am petrified to be honest as they have sort of prepared me for the worst ! Anyway hope yourswemt well
borbie
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Thanks so much Donna - its the waiting thats horrible - expecting the worst and anything better will be a bonus!

 

Donnaandfamily
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Re: Anyone in Norfolk just diagnosed

Hi Borbie

I hope this message is not required and you have good news x

Your treatment plan depends on several factors; some ladies have chemo prior to surgery and others have surgery first

The current waiting time targets are

  • No more than 2 months wait between an urgent GP referral for suspected cancer and starting treatment
  • Starting treatment no more than 31 days after the meeting at which you and your doctor agree the treatment plan

You will be involved in the decision when to commence treatment

 

My eldest son was abroad when I had the mammogram and biopsies; I did not tell him until I had all the results and my plan of care.....it is difficult and they will want to support you.

 

I hope you do not begin this journey....but if you do I would like to reassure you ...yes it is scary but it is not as bad as your mind fears. Post surgery if you have chemo and radiotherapy......my experience was positive...felt under the weather post chemo for 4-5 days...but still went shopping and cooked meals etc....didn't quite run up the stairs like before ..but walked up them.... the radiotherapy ...didn't feel anything...

 

I wish you well for tomorrow x

Donna

borbie
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Re: Anyone in Norfolk just diagnosed

Hi June,

I may be jumping the gun a bit but i have my biopsy results tomorrow, I live near Sheringham - had 'the chat ' with a lovely breast care nurse at the N+N after the biopsies so expecting it to be BC.

How long after diagnosis did you have your op?

I know its never good timing but mine is lousy - our daughter is getting married on saturday and my husband going in for stents in 2 weeks time!

catchpole
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Hi sarah,

 

yes on fb PM me for name (edited by moderator). Ive had drain out today, the nurse wasnt impressed with dressings, and fact the drain was in far too far she said. but i feel fine, have had stroll, but not too much, Trouble with drain with me, is im barely 5 ft and weigh bout 6 and half stone, so was just miles too long for me. Feel so relieved to have out.and also find it easier to tell people more, up till now only close friends knew.  By this found out someone id known for years had breast cancer 17 years ago and i never knew,. seems lots i didnt realise had cancer and all still fine.  good to hear. 

JETS
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Hi June ( I'm sarah btw) - really glad op went well! Hurrah! Take it easy over next week or so - great u have friends who can help. Body has a lot of adrenaline post op aimed at making u well but u might feel able to do more than u should as a result! I had to go home with drain and hated it but liberating when removed x u on facebook?
catchpole
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Hi Jets,

 

had operation, yesterday, feel fine, glad lump gone and took all lymph notes though only first was shown to be affected, thought would only take 3 or 4, but glad all gone really. District nurse couldnt believe i looked so well.think she expected frail litttle old lady as i am over 60.lol. Stayed at my lovely friends at Poringland last night as if live on own they wont let you out, another friend bought me back to city today cooked my meal, did everything for me and wouldnt go home, she only lives mile from me, till i was sorted, Said ring if need anything ill be over,. I feel fine apart from damm drain im carrying around with me. ut should be parted from it soon.

catchpole
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Re: Anyone in Norfolk just diagnosed

Hi jets,

 

yes it does get to you, i see overweight people in street, smoking and i think why me, i may be over 60 but ive never felt it, my dad was 98 when died basically of old age, hardly had a illness in his life. and my mum did suffer badly from osteoporis which sadly i have inherited the tendancy, as slim and small boned, but i could live with that, in fact it rarely bothered me.  You just cant take it in.

JETS
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Re: Anyone in Norfolk just diagnosed

Coast ! Crickey ! Must stay off forum today!
JETS
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Blame Cancer brain Cheryl - reread and u are now South cost x 😉
JETS
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Re: Anyone in Norfolk just diagnosed

Hi
Cheryl - didn't realise u were so close xx
June - I had bilateral mx two weeks ago and work in norwich been treated at nnuhxx hope all goes well on Thursday - I'm back on 4 feb for oncology meeting but after that am hoping to find my feet a bit more x I'm 45 ("only" the hospital keep saying!) and like you and so many others never smoked fit and healthy before this etc I think the shock does fade x take care and stay in touch x
Chez666
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Hi June, sorry you have had to join the club but you will find this forum a godsend. Sadly although I was a suffolkf/cambs girl so nearby I am now on the south coast. Am sure you will get some other replies nearer to home and whilst we are all nearly virtual, help, advice and support comes in enormous great friendly bundles on the forum cheryl x x
catchpole
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Re: Anyone in Norfolk just diagnosed

First name June by way.  

catchpole
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Anyone in Norfolk just diagnosed

Im in Norwich, would be interested to contact anyone in Norfolk with breast cancer.  Just been diagnosed,lump removed this thursday then after healing, treatment plan. Have been given a buddy with Breast Cancer care who is lovely and have great friends but wondered if anyone on here going through this who is local.Live in city,  originally come from Lowestoft, worked in Norwich for years so when my dad died moved here. never regretted it In 60s but always felt years younger, lots of my friends are younger  never smoked, eat healthily took loads exercise , still feel shell shocked. and not feel happening to me, as i still feel so well.