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kate
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Hi Lindalou, I am glad to hear that the doctor was understanding, do you have to wait for a decision.How did the xray go on Wednesday and I hope you got something for the pain. I feel that everything is an effort to, I don't know why. You must have been in so much pain with all that lifting and picking things up at the cash desk.I understand how you feel about your work. It must be difficult for you, I just hope they can fix it soon. The weather here is awful,rain and more rain, so much for summer. I hope it's better for you this weekend. I agree I think all the family feel the same as our husbands. Take care and I will be thinking of you.Kate

lindalou1952
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Hello Kate yes the Doctor was nice and very understanding about the way I feel and the difficulty I have with my arm, I had to go for x-rays today Wednesday the 12th as I have a lot of pain in my shoulder. I told the Doctor that I didn't feel well enough to go to work and everything is an effort, if it wasn't for the money I would pack it in as it's too much for me. I went to my Grandaughters dinner party it was okay but I still feel a bit strange with everybody else. Our husbands seem to think the same don't they but I think other members of my family do as well. How are you feeling ? I hope you are keeping well and hope your next appointment is okay Well takecare & hugs and try to be strong and think to yourself how brave you have been about it all, One day I hope it will be all a distant memory but I don't think we will ever forget this year in a hurry. Lindalou bye

kate
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Hi Lindalou, My follow up appointment after rads went ok. Next month I have a follow up appointment with the bcn. How did your medical go today?I hope they understand that it is not easy to go back to work when you are still feeling so low. Did you have a good time at your grandaughter's birthday. Yes I don't know why but I am not back to what I was before being dx with dcis. It just seems everything is a effort, and I feel tired a lot of the time. I don't talk to my husband as he thinks I should be able by now to put it all behind me. If only it was that easy. Take care and hugs Kate

lindalou1952
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Hi Kate Hope your appointment went okay and you are a little bit okay, but I shouldn't think that you are really as you have had a lot more treatment than me with your Rads. I do think you are brave about it all, I don't talk to my husband about any of it. I only talk to you as we have been down the same road and can relate to one another. It is not easy for me to talk to my children even though they are grown up. Do you chat to your children about it ? I am sorry I haven't been on the site this week but my Grandaughter was eighteen yesterday and i have been a bit busy this week. Do you feel as though everything is an effort as I do all the time even though I am only doing two hours at a time at work. My grandson is a lot better thankyou. I have to go for a medical on Monday I don't understand why one minute they want to see me then they don't I wish they would make up their minds. if I am honest I know I am not fit for work at the moment. Well Takecare & hugs Lindalou bye

kate
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Hi Lindalou, I made a mistake it's Wednesday I have to go for my appt. I just hate going as it brings it all back. my husband can't understand how I feel about going. Great to hear your grandson is better, I hope you have a nice day with him today. My grandkids are doing fine, I hope to see them this week. Don't worry about other people, it will take time to recover from all this. I hope your ok at the work, just do what you can. Take care and hugs Kate

lindalou1952
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Hi Kate hope you are feeling a bit better, my Grandson is a lot better this week I will be having him on Monday. I hope you get on alright on Tuesday at the hospital, will you let me know how you get on. I am feeling quite a bit better but I worry alot about what other people think off me I know I shouldn't, after all whats happened. Have you seen your Grandchildren this week. Well takecare & hugs Lindalou bye

kate
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Hi Lindalou, Good to hear you are feeling a little better. I hope your grandson gets over his infection soon. Nothing worst when it's a baby because they can't tell you what is wrong.I know of so many people who have viral infections just now. [not swine flu] thank goodness. Just take time with your work, you know what you can cope with, and don't feel you have to do more hours. You have done well to get this far. I have to go back to the hospital on Tuesday, just for a follow up after my rads. Take care it's great to hear from you. hugs Kate.

lindalou1952
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Hi Kate hope you are feeling okay, I am feeling better this week I think we have been through enough, or you have had more treatment than I have, yes they are better at work at the moment but I am only doing two hours at a time but that seems to shatter me. I hope you are enjoying your grandchildren. My new grandson is quite poorly at the moment he seems to be teething and and he has a viral infection. Well take care & hugs Lindalou bye

kate
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Hi Lindalou,I know what you mean about picking up infections, and just not feeling right. I think that we feeling so low after being dx and all that came after, it's hard to fight off infections just now. I hope you are feeling a little better, and take time to think about your work, are you back at work this week, if so I hope it goes ok. Yes I did see the grandchildren, they keep you on your toes, and are so much fun. Take care and hugs. Kate

lindalou1952
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Hi Kate glad you are feeling a bit better. I don't know what is up with me I am still not feeling to good, it seems as though when i have got rid of one thing then i get another I have a bad neck and my chest still isn't that good. I have got in with the doctor tomorrow so hope i am getting over it. The staff at work are a bit better now, I have been off work this week as a holiday. I have realised though that if I feel much worse I will have to pack it in. Have you seen your grandchildren this week they cheer you up don't they It is a worry about this swine flu as it seems to be getting worse. Are you feeling okay in yourself you have been so strong I don't know if I could be as strong as you. well take care & hugs lindalou bye

kate
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Hi Lindalou, Sorry for taking so long to reply, but I was having more problems going online again. Sorry to hear about your problems at work, I hope your work colleague's are being a bit more understanding and are speaking to you again.It's not your fault you have been ill and had to take time off. They would have had to take time off if they had to have treatment, and the worry of being told you had breast cancer. How is your chest infection, I seem to be over it now thank god. There seems to be so much worry with this swine flu just now, I worry about the grandchildren. It must be a real worry for anyone receiving chemo just now.
Take care and hugs. Kate

lindalou1952
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Hi Kate yes the doctor did give me some antibiotics to get me right. How are you ? has your chest got any better from what you said it probably was down to all the treatment you have had to have. I have gone back to work this week but everybody has sent me to Coventry because I have been off ill, I am finding it a struggle to keep going on I don't know whether it is me or not but I don't think I can take much more. Well hope you keep getting better I think you have done very well and i am glad you see your granchildren they seem to book you up don't they. Well take care and keep resting Hugs Lindalou bye

kate
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Hi Lindalou, I hope you are feeling better. I know how unwell a chest infection can make you feel, did you receive anything from your doctor for it. I am still feeling a little tired but ok other wise. Your neighbour needs someone to shake her, she is one sad person. Hold your head up high and enjoy your garden,and don't let her get you down. I did see my granddaughter's they are such fun.We will get through this together. Look after yourself, Love and hugs, Kate

lindalou1952
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Hi Kate I have been off work this past week as I have a throat and chest infection so it has taken it out of me. Also the neighbour as usual was not very helpful says i need putting in a bag and shaking up. It has got me so I don't even go out now in the garden so I don't have to listen to her advice (which is not wanted). I hope you are okay at least we understand each other, you are the only one I can talk to about it all to everybody else I don't mention it. I have started to have my new grandson on a monday and all he does is smile at me and it cheers me up all day. Have you seen your grandchidren this week ? Well Takecare & hugs Lindalou

kate
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Hi Lindalou,Sorry I have not replied sooner, I had problems with my broadband this week. How is your chest infection, yes I had it twice and had 2 course of antibiotics. I am ok now but it makes you feel so weak and tired. I think we are open to infection just now as our bodies are trying to recover from what we have been through. Just try and rest.Are you off work just now. I don't think I am brave to go through rads, and I believe you are just as brave as you have gone through so much.
Yes I worry it will come back , maybe as time goes by we will feel a little better about it. {I hope so)Did you see your grandson at the weekend. Take care and hugs Kate

lindalou1952
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Hi Kate Sorry I haven't been on the site these last few days as I have not been very well. I have a bad chest at the moment it's nice to hear from you I am sorry you are feeling tired an weepy it's all catching up with you all the Rads and you have been poorly too with a bad chest haven't you. At least when I come on this site to talk to you I feel like someone else knows how you feel as we have been through it all. I think you are being so brave I don't know if I could have been as brave as you. It's good to chat with you I left work early yesterday as i was feeling ill and they are a lot better to me now. I dread the thought of it all coming back again, and as you say it could have been a lot worse that's what everybody says to me. Well take care & hugs Lindalou

kate
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Hi Lindalou, I am still tired and sore but getting there.I have a follow up appointment for next month. I just hate going to the hospital as it brings it all back.Thank goodness we have the NHS for all it's faults, what would have happen to us if we where not dx in time, I know this has been a nightmare but it could have been a bigger nightmare. I not surprise to hear that you feel run down, we will need time to adjust after what we have been through. You will get over this and try to ignore your neighbour, remember she seems to be a bit of a coward. I feel weepy a lot of the times. Remember we can write to each other for support. Take care and hugs, Kate

lindalou1952
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Hi Kate glad you have finished your Rads I bet you are, I think you are very brave having had all what you have had. Will you have to see your specialist soon to see if you are okay. I don't know what is up with me at the moment I feel run down, what with the woman next door telling me I am dithering over anything, not that I say much to her it's just getting me down I am turning in to a recluse and don't want to go out in the garden. I don't know what is up with her it seems as though that is all she has done this year. Anyway Take Care & hugs lindalou.

kate
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Hi Lindalou, Sorry I have not been on the site for a few days as I have been tired and a little sore. Still that me finished with the the rads. I have been told to stay out of the sun ,just like the thing when the weather is nice. How are you feeling today, I hope a little better. Yes it's good to be able to write to each other as we both know what it's like to be dx with DCIS, and how difficult it's to deal with all the issues then and now. I am sorry to hear about your neighbour and some work colleagues, you have overcome so much don't let them get to you.
Did you see your grandson this weekend, he will make you feel special as you are. Take care and hugs. Kate

lindalou1952
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Hello Kate I hope you are feeling a bit better today, I think the doctors are just looking after you because you have had quite a lot of treatment but try to keep strong This year seems to go on for ever I don't know about you it is still going on isn't it. I don't feel so good this week, I still cannot talk about it to my family My mum knew I was upset today as it still comes back all that I went through, she says i did well in January to go through it all but I get upset with my neighbour who keeps going on and them at work are giving me the cold shoulder treatment again. My mum says it was a nightmare for us as I tell her I talk to you about it. Well take Care & hugs Lindalou Bye

kate
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Hi Lindalou, Tomorrow is last rads day. Had to see the bcn at the unit today as my treatment is coming to a end.Bad news is I have to see the doctor at the unit in 5 to 6 weeks for a follow up, but no more treatment.I still have to see bcn at my own hospital in Sept. It's never ending.That's great news about feeling better and getting more sleep, well done. I don't know when we can move on, we will have to take it one day at a time. You should be proud of yourself, you have overcome so many problems, and you are now back at work and talking to customers about it, I don't think you could have done that last month. That's great, you must feel really good about that. Take care and hugs Kate.[going for a sleep just now]

lindalou1952
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Hi Kate sorry i haven't wrote a message sooner, I have felt a little better this past week and I am getting a bit more sleep. How are you feeling now ? I think you have been very brave getting all those Rads behind you. I had heard from my sister-in-law that it made her tired all the time when she had the same as you have had. I did tell a customer the other day when she asked what was wrong with me and she and her daughter said to me well done for going back to work and getting on with it. I felt as if I was important after all. The supervisors still don't talk to me but I think that is their problem not mine, I have had enough this year to worry about I think they could be nicer to me. I don't know how you are feeling but I still feel as if I am stuck back in January and can't move forward Well good Luck and Take care & hugs Lindalou Bye

kate
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Hi Lindalou, Sorry to hear about your problems at work, you maybe feeling anxious and in pain and that what is making you make the odd mistake. But take time before making a decision about changing your job, your supervisor should try and help and not make you feel bad, some people just don't understand what has happend to you. Your not getting a full night sleep so you must be tired all the time. My chest is getting better and I have only 5 rads to go and thank goodness my skin is holding well.When I come back from rads I fall asleep for 20 mins. Take care and hugs Kate

lindalou1952
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Hi Kate Sorry to hear that you have a bad chest, I bet it will clear up when you have done your Rads. My shoulder still hurts when I turn around and when I am at work. My sister think that I have gone back to work too early I don't know whether I can keep going, also I have a dog that gets me up every day at about four oclock. I feel as if I am going round the bend at work I keep making mistakes and the supervisor said last week that the manager would go mad if he knew. I am thinking of changing jobs as my confidence has gone. I am pleased for you that your rads are nearing the end and I think you you should be proud of yourself for getting through all this. I have a friend and the next door neighbour will not even go for a mammagram. well Take care & hugs Lindalou

kate
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Hi Lindalou, Sorry to hear about your shoulder,maybe you should get it checked out as it could be a frozen shoulder. What a pity you are having such a bad time at work just now, but feel proud of yourself for trying so hard. I can't get rid of a chest infection that I had for months, I had to go for a xray on Friday, but I am sure that once the rads are finished I will get rid of it.It's a bit of a mix the weather here just now, sunshine and rain. typical scottish weather.I have only 7 more rads to go, thank god. Take care and hugs
Kate

lindalou1952
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Hi Kate Hope you are feeling a bit better you don't have much longer to go now. Are you still feeling sick and sleeping alot. Them at work are not too bad now it seems like their is only one who seems to understand how I feel but the rest won't let me go for a short break. I don't know whether it is me but I am doing two hours now but my family thinks it is not long so I should put up with it. Last week I could have walked out. I seem to be having a lot of pain in my shoulder at the moment and every little movement it is agony. We have had some lovely weather but it is rainy an windy now in Lincolnshire. Well Take care & hugs lindalou

kate
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Hi Lindalou, Sorry to hear about your work not giving you a little break, they should be ashamed.But be proud that you are trying as a lot of people would just give up. can you go back to the nice supervisor about the breaks. 15 rads down and 10 to go, thank goodness. How is the weather where you are, it's dry here today (just outside Glasgow) but was really cold and wet on Saturday. I was taking my grandaughter to get her first school uniform, she looked so cute, she start school in August I know it's Sept for kids in England.I know what you mean about being tired it takes so much out of you.Take care and hugs Kate

lindalou1952
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Hi kate how are you feeling? I can understand that you are not well I hope you feel a little bit better. I think you are very brave alot more than I would be.I am having it a bit rough at work I have had to cut my hours down as i feel so tired still. I have one lovely supervisor who is very understanding but it seems like the others are not so good. Lots of the staff are good and ask me how i am while one or two of the others are not. I don't think they have any idea how I feel but I was told to say if I need five minutes but the supervisor said I don't get a few minutes break as i am only doing two hours but i feel that ill and low its taking me all my time to go I am still waiting for works and pensions to send me for a medical as i couldn't find it and my husband phoned to say we was lost so they knew I tried but i have not heard anything from them in three weeks. Have you seen your grandchildren over the weeks Take care & hugs Lindalou

kate
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Hi Lindalou, Sorry for taking a few days to reply. I was so tired and feeling sick all the time, the doctor at the hospital has given me something to help, and I feel a lot better now thank goodness. Your grandson sounds so cute,yes the grandchildren are great to have. How are you getting on at work, I hope it's a little bit easier for you. I will be glad when i have finished the rads 14 to go, still I am lucky some people are there for 6 to 8 weeks. I hope your dog has settled down and you are getting a good nights sleep, it must have been hard on you to lose the mother. Take care and hugs Kate.

lindalou1952
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Hi Kate hope you are feeling a bit okay just sending you this message to let you know I am thinking of you and you must feel a bit horrible. I saw my grandson today when I got home from work and he does make me laugh as he is so adorable and to say he is only six months he seems to be able to do things now which I don't think he should be doing yet. I hope you have seen your Grandchildren as they can give you a boost can't they, well take care & hugs Lindalou

lindalou1952
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Hi Kate are you still feeling tired I think you are being very brave, I don't know if I could do it, although it would do me good to sleep as I have a dog and since I have had to have her mum put to sleep last April all she does is bark in the early hours of the morning at about three or four oclock till I get up. I think that is why I feel so tired all the time. I have gone back to doing a couple of hours at a time and i do feel alot better. I hope you feel a bit a bit better. I have been told that they give you some cream for the areas that you have your Rads on you probably ought to ask. Have you seen your grandchildren at all. Take care thinking of you & hugs lindalou

kate
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Hi Lindalou,
Sorry to here your arm is giving you so much pain but you have to listen to your body and take it easy, I hope the reduced hours will help. It can't be easy working on the checkouts for you just now. My back felt hot after the treatment on Tuesday, and when I mention this to the team they said it's not the rads, but I notice one lady comments on the rads treatment that she was told that there was an exit from the back and she uses cream on that area. I hope your daughter is feeling a little better and you can see your grandson this weekend. On a good note I was speaking to a lady who was dx 15 years ago with dcis and she is fine the cancer has not come back.I know it's a worry for us. Have a good weekend and take care. Thinking of you and hugs, Kate

lindalou1952
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Hi Kate I am feeling a bit better but i didn't go to work this tuesday gone as i have not been well and couldn't do all the hours though they have cut me down a bit I serve on checkouts and my arm is still not very good but i have had a word with them and they have given me shifts of two hours at a time, it doesn't seem much but I feel like i can't do to much. I hope you are feeling a bit better and your Rads will soon be finished I thought it would make you tired and it would do you good to see your grandchildren as well. I see my grandson quite often I missed seeing him at the weekend as my daughter wasn't well and she works at home I don't see my other two granchildren very much. Take care & hugs lindalou

kate
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Hi Lindalou,6 down and 19 to go. I feeling tired and can't wait until the 23rd June for the last rads.How are you feeling today, I hope you are feeling a little bit better , It's such a shame that you are in agony and feeling so bad. Did you see your GP, and have you managed to cut your hours, I hope so.Try not to worry about your neighbour as you got to look after your self, you are in need of support and love just now. I was out with my grand children on Sunday all day, I was so tired I was only fit for my bed at 9 o'clock. Thinking of you and hugs Kate

lindalou1952
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Hi Kate I thought you would feel tired with the treatment you are getting, I think you are doing brilliantly and being brave as well. I am sorry I haven't been on for a few days as I have been poorly myself, I went back to work last week they were good to me but I feel so ill still and exhausted all the time. They have given me three and four hours shifts but my arm is agony and I am going to ask for two hour shifts for now. I am due back in tuesday but if I feel as ill as this i will have to go back to the doctors again. Yes I do worry what the neighbour says I know I shouldn't but I worry all the time. My sister said after what I have been through she wouldn't bother at all. Is it normal to feel ill still. Takecare & hugs Lindalou

kate
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Hi Lindalou, Sorry not been on for a few days. I have been feeling a little tired after starting rads this week, 3 down and 22 to go, what a thought. Did you go back to work today,I hope it went ok for you, just take it easy and don't do to much. I went to see my grandchildren at the weekend,they make you forget your problems. I hope your daughter is feeling a little bit better,as it can be hard to rest when you have a baby as we know.It's good to talk to each other and it has helped me. Your neighbour seems to know better than,your GP and of course you,try to block her out of your thoughts, remember you have come a long way and you should be proud of yourself. Take care hugs Kate

lindalou1952
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Hi kate Hope today went okay for you. My neighbour does seem to get a kick out of talking to me as if I have been through nothing, she has said today that it's been a long time now exactly 14 weeks and I should be back at work now. I hope i can get the courage up to say something to her. I am going to work this thursday don't know how i am going to get on as i am still worn out and even a small job tires me out. I have been to see my grandson today as my daughter is poorly with the flu. I went to notts on saturday to see a doctor at medical centre, we got lost we phoned up to say i would not be able to make the appointment. I phoned them up they said they will send me another appointment. I hope you are resting and getting better each day I was thinking of you today, talking to you seems to put it into perspective and I don't think I am going it alone every body else means well but they said it's over but it isn't is it, do you see your grandchildren ? Take care & hugs lindalou

kate
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Hi Lindalou, Sorry to hear that your neighbour is still trying to make you feel bad. I think she is getting some kind of kick out of making you upset, people like her usual have problems with them self and take it out on others. Next time maybe try I am sorry I am in a rush, or just come out with I don't want to talk about it but thank you for your concern.I know that easier said and done but she seems such a dragon, and you need understanding just now. You will know when you are ready to return to work, so don't feel bad about not going back just now. I am not looking forward to the mammagram in March, but maybe after that we will be able to feel a little more confident. I hope so. Are the grandchildren coming to see you this weekend. Take care and hugs Kate

lindalou1952
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Hi Kate hope you are a little bit okay, I have not gone back to work yet I am trying to avoid it, I seem to worry about everything and I cannot cope with anyone else being nasty to me like they were before. My neighbour is also nasty saying its about time I was going back to work she seems to like upsetting me. I want to get my self well enough to give her a good answer like that's rich considering you are too afraid to go for a mammagram. one of my friends say's I was brave to go through what i have gone through. I hope your radiotherapy goes alright and I will be thinking of you I don't go back till Jan 2010 for a mammagram and to see the specialist after then I know even now I dread to think it coming back but that's how we feel isn't take care & hugs lindalou

kate
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Hi Lindalou, How was the return to work, I hope it was ok and your work colleague's where more civil to you than before. Remember to take it easy and take care of yourself. I was born in August, and also have three grandchildren. We seem to have a lot in common, and unfortunately we where dx about the same time. I don't know the best way to avoid your neighbour she sounds a bit of a dragon.I am trying not to think about next week, but it's getting close. Do you have to go back to the BC nurse at the hospital. I have a appt for Sept it just seems to go on and on. I am thinking of you and hope all goes well this week. Take care and hugs, Kate

lindalou1952
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Hi Kate glad your CT scan was okay, I was thinking off you last week but didn't want to ask when it was as i suppose it was an ordeal to go. I am like that it worries me if anyone speaks about it still. I was born in 1952 in September. I see my little grandson more than I see my other two. My youngest daughter was very good she comes round most days, she is going back to work in July as she had a rough time having him but he smiles and laughs at me and for a time you forget everything till your on your own. I do hope your Radiotherapy goes well. I am going back to work next week but it is worrying me. I do think my neighbour likes to upset me a lot and always giving remarks about what I should do. I don't know whether I can take anymore from her. My other daughter and two grandchildren came to see me yesterday. Take care & hugs lindalou.

kate
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Hi Lindalou,
CT scan was no problem. Your neighbour sounds if she is mrs know- all and as you say she has not been for a mammagram, you been through the mill and know what it's all about so don't listen.When you return to work, just take it easy and again remember you are the most important person and bullies are usual unhappy people. I was born in 1952 where you? I am not working just now as I was able to take early retirement, I don't miss it. Did you see the grandchildren at the weekend, they don't ask questions and give so much love. My husband says for goodness sake stop thinking the cancer will come back, but I cant stop it. Thank you for listening to me. Take care & hugs Kate

lindalou1952
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Hi Kate I am pleased that you are feeling a bit better. I can understand how you feel I still feel as though it will come back. I have not gone back to work as I still feel ill so i am having another week off. I seem to be dreading going back in case I get the same treatment as I did before and I don't think I can take anybody else being horrible to me. I worry about what the neighbour says as she is hard and she thinks she is a doctor, that's her who dare not go for a mammagram and she is older than I am. My mum say's to ignore her so does my husband but I get so low I don't even want to talk to her some day's My sister said that I should not bother about her after what I have had. I hope the CT scan was not too bad for you. Do you go to work at all, I hope your Radiotherapy goes well. You are the only one I can talk to so thankyou for listening to me and Take care & hugs lindalou

kate
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Hi Lindalou, My chest infection is getting better.I went to the hospital yesterday for a CT scan and pre planning for my Rads, I am due to start the treatment on the 18th May. I just hate going to the hospital as it brings it all back and wish it was all over.Have you started back work and if so how did it go, you have been through a lot and don't let anyone get you down as you a worth a thousand of them. I also think the DCIS will return and it will take a long time before we can can put it to the back of our minds. This time last year we would never have dreamed what was ahead for us. Take care and hugs. Kate

lindalou1952
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Hi Kate I am sorry that you have a bad chest at the moment, My nurse has been good to me. I seem to be so run down again like you, I think it can come back. I am worrying about work I feel like i have lost my confidence and the way they have treated me all last year I don't think I could cope with any body else being terrible to me. If I am honest I think I have been through enough this year. I feel exhausted even if i do a little bit of work. I have got my doubts about going back to work, they said at first I could do two hours and they have given me four hours and I don't know how i will cope with it all. I do think I should give it a try but if it gets to tuesday and i don't feel any better then I will have to see my doctor and go back on the sick. I do have an appointment to go to about wether or not I can recieve sick pay but i shall wait and see. Take care Kate and hugs Lindalou

kate
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Hi Lindalou, How did you get with your nurse. I had to go to the doctors yesterday as I have a bad chest infection, got a weeks course of antibiotics. I think we feel really run down and tired since being dx with DCIS. I know I have to get better for starting radiotherpy. Family think they are helping us by saying it's not going to come back, but we worry about it. There has been some reports in the media saying that they should not treat DCIS as only 30% go on to have invasive cancer, but that almost one in three. I don't think I would like to know that I had DCIS and it might or might not become invasive, it's bad enough knowing you had it removed.
I hope the nurse is more understanding this time. I think the DSIC support group would be good. Take care &hugs Kate

lindalou1952
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Hi Kate yes i have just seen it about a new forum about DCIS group, I am interested in it are you? My close family still tell me it's not going to come back but when you have been through what we have you are not sure, as they don't know do they probably trying to put my mind at rest. I don't know about you but when I see my new Grandson Arthur he makes me forget all about things for a bit, they are good for taking your mind of everything even for an hour or two. I have got my nurse coming Tuesday to see if I am okay but I am beginning to worry now about how awful some them were before to me. I can understand how you feel as it's a lot more treatment for you. I hope you are feeling a bit better and I will be thinking of you when does it start, will you let me know how you are. Take care & hugs Lindalou

kate
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Hi Lindalou, I don't know if you have seen the new posting in the DCIS forum, looking to start a DCIS support group. When you are dx with DCIS, the docs + cons make you feel that it will be cured and you should just get on with it. But it's cancer... and easier said and done to move on, as we know.
I was out with my grandchildren today. I have 3, 1 boy and 2 girls.they are great fun to be and they think i have just been in hospital and are ok now,so no questions asked. Have you been back to your doctor to explain how you are feeling about going back to work. I now worried about radiotherpy now it's getting closer. Still I will have to get on with it. Take care & hugs Kate

lindalou1952
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Hi Kate Hope you are feeling a bit better, I seem to feel like you do. I tell my husband, mum and daughters that I talk to you but I cannot talk to them. I know my mum and sister have been great and my husband and my daughters, I don't go down town, in case I see my relations and find that I could not cope with them. I have a lovely grandson and he cheers me up alot I also have two other grandchildren. I am also worrying about going back to work in case I find it too much. I don't know about you but i feel exhausted and tired all the time. I still think it hasn't happened to me do you ? How are you coping with it all. take care hugs lindalou

kate
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Hi Lindalou, No I never thought I would happen to me. I don't know about you but I still think they made a mistake I have a son and a daughter I tell them I am fine and not to worry, but as you say the fear remains. It good to chat to someone who understands. I told my husband I chat to you and how it helps. I have to go on the 1st may for my pre radiotheraphy appt, and the treatment starts on 18th may for 5 weeks. Have you got over the bug you had last week? Take care hugs Kate