Thanks Coralie, that's great. I'll be out in my little car later, I did have a short drive around with my husband yesterday and I felt fine. Someone mentioned that we ought to tell our insurance compnay but if the general adivce is 6 weeks and I'll be 7 weeks tomorrow then I won't bother. Thank you xx
Hi Coralie, I haven't started driving yet but I feel ready to. I'm not sure if I need to contact my insurance compnay first. I certainly feel like I could do an emergency stop. My infection has cleared up now and it was only quite small. x
Hi Coralie, it was on the outside luckily not too big. I had a week of penicillin which didn't do anything but then the GP gave me clarithromycin which seems to be doing the trick. The surgeon explained that's it's quite common and nothing to worry about. I had images of the whole scar opening up!! x
Fantastic news Schumi .. I was wondering where youd gotten too as well .. so good to hear your news . Good luck and take care ... Steph xxxx
Hi Coralie and Poppyfields, thank you so much for thinking about me. I haven't posted for awhile because I've had an awful chest infection and an infection of my tummy scar. I saw my wonderful plastic surgeon today and I got the all clear - cancer free!! So we really are 3 out of 3!! I just feel so relieved and now I can get on with my life. Thank you to all the wonderul ladies on this forum, your support has been amazing. I really must stop now because I feel so tearful, but they are tears of happiness THANK YOU xx
We certainly have been fortunate and for that I am very grateful . And believe you me I have had a lot of stress to put up with at the same time and in a very strange way if Id had to go to work during this period I dont think I would have coped at all . Being home has helped me enormously even though I shouldnt have had to put up with the family problems at all. But hey ho eh ! Iv recovered anyway .
I was worried about coming off my HRT too ... Ill have a look at some of your suggestions because I dont like these sweats .. As for vaginal oestrogen .... well I havent had to worry about that for a while lol . But who knows with my future new body I might be lucky ha . Take care ..big hugs xxx
further to our conversation . No I didnt actually ask for my diep but I did mention it.
Id met two women , one had had an implant and the other had the tissue from her back with implant .
I just listened to them and both were very happy with their results .But afterwards I decided that I fancied the diep as it was my own tissue and if I had to undergo radio I didnt want the risk of shrinkage or tightening .
Id already researched the options and when I had my appointment and was asked about what thoughts Id had I said I didnt actually see there was much choice but to have the mx in view of my DCIS being widespread .
It was the Consultant who then said she was happy Id come to that conclusion by myself but there was the option of do nothing and mentioned the trial .
Once I said I didnt think that was an option for me she then went on to what she could do for me and I said I had read about a diep and it was then that she said as I had time on my side she felt the best for me was a diep but she didnt perform them and would refer me on to the plastics team . So I guess I did let her know what I did want and fortunately for me she must have thought I was a suitable candidate . The rest is history as they say !
Im so glad you seem to be doing so well .. and taking the opportunity to rest too .
Im also doing well I think ha ... I am having some night sweats now as Im no longer able to take my HRT and I can be awake into the early hours . Im not complaining though as Im fully aware how blessed Iv been . If you have any remedies for these sweats I would give it a go ...Iv been too scared to try off the shelf because I know I have to be careful of the ingredients. You seem to be quite knowledgeable ...so Witchie any ideas for me ?? xxxx
Sorry to hear that youre feeling low . I hope its only a minor blip and youll pick up soon . Big hugs & fairy dust Steph xxx
Iv just giggled at your post ...youre off to research your partial prosthesis ! .
Less than 48 hours it was all about your results .... and complete fear ...now youre off planning next phase ha .
I was doing the same the other week ..checking out nipple recon ...How resilient we all are !!! Its a crazy place .Big hugs XX
Thank you all so much. You have been so supportive and helpful throughout. I really wish you well with your post op recoveries and moving on. Schumi, i hope your results are good too, lets go for the hat trick. I will check in and see how you are all doing.Im off now to research partial prosthesis. ....
Much love, hugs and best wishes.
Hi Coralie, I'm pretty sure my results are back but I don't see the surgeon until 2 March and they won't give the results over the phone - my hubby did ask. I'm just putting it all out of my mind for now, I know I'll get anxious the couple of days leading up to the appointment. On a positive note I felt like I had really turned a corner yesterday. My back didn't hurt nearly as much as usual, I did my longest walk so far and I felt great. I feel so much better than I thought I would 4 weeks post op. xx
Good to hear your news .. so pleased that it was positive . What a relief ! Upwards and onwards now . Big hugs ...Keep in touch Im sure we'll all be sending you lots of cyber space love ...and hoping your booby doesnt shrink too much more . xxx
Arhh Coralie ...Wonderful news mwah ..... big kissses and hugs for you . Im so pleased , so keep on taking it easy for a while ..no running before you walk missus . Catch up soon xxxx
Oh Poppyfields and Coralie I'm so happy for you both. What great news, just hope I can join in the celebrations when I get my results in 2 weeks time xx
Good luck Poppyfields and Coralie. I had my op before both of you and I don't get my results for another 2 weeks!! xx
Hi Poppyfields, good luck with your pathology results on Thursday. I had my right boob reduced to match my reconstructed left breast and I am delighted with the results. From a very large G/GG cup to a C!! Let us know how you get on on Thursday. Schumi xx
Hi ladies, just wondering how you guys are doing?
I have the case of the rapidly shrinking boob since my quadrantectomy on 25th jan. Finally seeing my surgeon on Thurs for my pathology results and will talk about options for reconstruction or reduction of other boob to match vs prosthesis (results dependant ofcourse.)
Im getting nervous about the results now.