Evening Bernie & Sheila
Just want you ladies to know people are thinking about you and wishing you well. Hopefully Bernie your GP will have prescribed something like Diazepam or another anti anxialitic which work well when you have to attend an appointment that you are really struggling with / panicking / increased anxiety (to put it mildly).......
I know on the forum a number of ladies have been prescribed anti depressants and they seem to work well for some people but they are not fast acting and they don't work for everyody.
The melt down / massive stress / being unable to manage is really the bodies way of dealing with a perfectly natural response to an unnatural situation.
Bernie good luck with the biopsies / tests / scans etc.... Take Care Gilly x
Hi Bernie, I've been reading your posts for the past couple of weeks, and really empathise with you. I was told 4 weeks ago that I have BC, invasive ductal grade 3, HER2+ and node as well. Since then I've had the bone scan and MRI as suspicion of secondary in bones and liver. Have you been told how it works? It only took 12 mins, and only the last 2 were noisy/unsettling. I found the bone scanner close to my face was worse (more claustrophobic) but found counting down with the scanner clock helped. I will be getting my results from these scans tomorrow....finally. someone else said try to stay in the present, I try to, but it's hard as I'm single with 19yr old son and try to look calm for his sake. I sincerely hope for some positive news for both of us. Hugs xxx Sheila
Hi all and thank you for your comments. So reassuring to hear others experiencing same aches and pains. Yesterday was a tough day and not feeling too great today, seriously beginning to think maybe I did a bit too much too soon! Have just driven for first time, was generally OK but wouldn't want to go too far yet. Off to see the nurse shortly to get dressings and wound checked. Oh a big excitement later........new washing machine arriving. Will be nice not to have to wipe up leak after each load!! Gosh my life is full of excitement! Have a good day ladies xx
I'm 10 weeks post op (almost finished radiotherapy now :D) and struggled with bras too as I'm a G cup even without the swelling. The best two makes I found, based on advice from the lovely ladies on this forum, were Macom which you buy according to band size and the cups stretch to fit up to an H I think although one lady was a J cup and she also wore them (you can google them to find out more) and Royce Lingerie bras which don't go up to quite as large sizes. Not cheap unfortunately, but comfortable.
Hope that helps
I am 4 weeks post Mx, full node clearance and immeidate recon tomorrow. Still tight in boob area, healed up fine by 10 days and all dressings off. Still get funny, strange shooting pains, yes even when sitting still. Still pulls when walking, bending etc, feels really strange all the time. I too am hoping it will get better with time, its still early days yet. Glad you had a good easter with family. I did too and I know what you mean about a florists, my house was like that for a couple of weeks. xxx
Morning ladies. Well I'm now on my 5th day since MX and SNR. Am doing OK, just can't believe how tired I get, so frustrating! Had to take a trip to local hospital Saturday as felt unwell and wound was so painful. Bit messy in places so cleaned out and redressed and back tomorrow for rechecking. The thing that's surprised me most is the change of feeling in my chest and arm, apparently the nerve damage. Most odd sensation, does anyone know if this is improves? Also get shooting pains from wound, even when sitting totally still. All very bizarre! Hope you all had a nice Easter, I was surrounded by family which was lovely and they and my friends have been wonderful, honestly my house looks like a florists, I am so lucky. Take care all xxx
Hi Bernie, yes I came out this am which was great. Spent afternoon pottering around and even did some ironing!! Rested on sofa this evening as had lot of grief from those around me for doing too much. I feel fine and am glad I can do little jobs.
I didn't watch debate but the NHS get a big thumbs up on how I've been treated since the start of this journey.
Right best try and sleep so night night xx
Good luck today Bernie, I will be thinking of you xx
Kim we all react differently, crying is a good release of the emotions, not sure bottling up inside is the best way but I don't seem to be able to.. I spoke to BC nurse yday to ask more questions. I now know mine is Grade 3 invasive Ductal (so worse than I first thought) and she said will be treated aggressively from outset so that makes chemo and radio more likely. Still waiting on HER,2 status but we know its Hormone Receptor oositive, which is a good thing as can have tablets in future to offer further protection. I most worried that its spread, although they've not indicated it has, I have awful pains in my chest and up to and around my shoulder. Hoping its psychological but not convinced!
Hannah I hope you don't have to wait too long but its good to hear you have supportive friends and family. Keep us posted.
Keep strong lovely ladies, big hugs to you all xxxx