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DIEP booked 18 April - EEek

mounties
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Re: DIEP booked 18 April - EEek

Hi all.

Been brave today and drove my car for first time since op.Didn't go far just to shops and back again but felt so good to be out driving again.
The op has really made me feel so much more positive about the cancer. I really feel it has been beaten now i have my boob back and to everyone it looks as though i have never had bc.It is the most fantastic feeling in the world to wake up and see a boob.

Lenny. I still get sad days when i think of all that has happened. We are entitled to. We have been through so much to be able to join this club.
Don't be too hard on yourself. The op is scary and stressful before it but oh my god is it worth every second of doubt of fear.

Still little uncomfortable round chest, went to get dressings and wound checked at hospital yesterday they are pleased with progress.They were amazed i am doing as much as i am less then 2 weeks since op. Life is now about doors opening rather then closing and i feel more confident and assertive then ever.

Sarah, where are you? Wish you would let us all know how op went and that you are ok?

Hope you all have a good weekend and the weather is kind to you. My son is coming to stay for a week from Newcastle and can't wait to see him again.

Only sadness is fact i no longer have a job to look forward to returning to but hopefully i wll get another and will be even happier then i was before.

ONWARD AND UPWARD !!!!

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Don't you worry about letting out your emotions Lenny....thats exactly what this site is for...we all do it....sounds like you have a lot on your plate.....but when its all sorted, just think a lovely house by the river, calming, relaxing and a dream!!!! Take it a day at a time for now..............moving house...even thinking about it is stressful. You have a good weekend now...hope your little boy does ok with his op too.
Helenxx

Lenny
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Re: DIEP booked 18 April - EEek

good morning all,

the sun is shining here and i'm all set for a weekend with an old friend who is visiting from the states.

had a bleep day yesterday, tears, fight with hubby and just feeling overwhelmed. my OH is off with with reactive depression, my youngeest son is about to have an op on his tendons and we are moving house just after my op.... when i'm strong enough!! actually compared to what some on this site are putting up with it isn't much and most days i'm ok but yesterday i was feeling very sorry for myself!!! today is new day and fresh start - further on further up.

helen i love visiting the sea whatever time of year... have a wonderful time... hope your tummy and sausage! settle down.

anne our new house is by the river and it is one of the things we are most looking forward to.... then we will get a dog for those long walks!

helen2 i had my pre op a few weeks ago and my son had his 2 days ago and we both had the mrsa swab. i can't remember much of what was said now.....too scary but i've got it all written down somewhere to read thru' nearer the time.

christina keep us up to date with your progress as it really helps me to imagine what life will be like post op...

haven't met the sarahs but hope all is well. need to get on with some work now so have a good day all and weekend, talk soon,

love

lenny
xxxx

ps just read this back.... sorry for wingeing at the beginning.

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Morning girls.....Hi Helen, not long for you to go now.....I think the MRSA swabbing came in just recently, this year. Eventually I think the staff will have to have them too...now that makes sense!! I was told that they lasted about 3months...so I only had it for my first op, not the other 2.

Anne how great to live by a river....how very relaxing...which is just what the doctor ordered!!!!Hope your haematoma does get absorbed fingers crossed eh! I'm keeping a close eye still on my tummy....but I've now noticed one very big vein sticking out like a sausage on my boob...quite tender...I guess it all needs time to settle down...like everyone I'm just impatient!!!!

I've never had a dog, and I guess they encourage you to walk more...2hrs Christina wow ....impressed and not surprised you were tired!!!!!
Lenny and the Sarahs hope all is well with you too....have a nice bank holiday weekend....I'm going to my sisters caravan on Saturday till Sunday....be nice to have a change of scenery and company...its by the sea, so nice walks ...if short walks...on the beach!!!!

take care
catch ya later
Helenxx

hezb
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Oh gosh it is getting so confusing with all these Helens!!Lenny you must have your op the week after mine bet you cant wait to get it over!
Helen and Anne you both sound to be doing very well, it is so good to be able to compare notes im sure it will make the recovery process so much easier. I have been for my pre op today had to have mrsa swabs taken not had them before!! Think it must be because ive been in hospital in the last 12 months.
Christina you sound to be doing great and the fresh air does make you feel better. Could do to borrow your golden retriver!!
Love to all Helen2XX

amdamc
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Re: DIEP booked 18 April - EEek

Hi Helen & co....

Enjoyed my walk, am near a river and made it to where the swans congregate, just stood and enjoyed the view for a while.

Join the club with the belly button, mines higher too, very strange.

The surgeon said last night I still have a haematoma, but he's hoping the body will now absorb it by itself, fingers crossed, so that's my excuse for not doing too much heavy housework etc etc. See how long I can milk that one!

Have now come down with a cold, just so pleased I didn't get one whilst having the op, at least I can chill and dose myself up - just don't want to cough too much, still pulls on the tummy scar.

Christina - we haven't had the same recon. but my ribs at the top were tender, and still are, so it could be normal. So glad you're pleased with the end result.

Cheers everyone
Anne x

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Hi Anne...its chucking it down here...so no walk just yet.....
What a pity your OH heard the words 'housework' and 'go for it..' still it all goes to making us feel normal again eh! 3 mths for your next discussion ....bet you're raring to go Anne. Did you get a new tummy button done...I did and its higher up than it used to be......
enjoy your sunshine
Helenx

amdamc
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Chemo brain?? - Three Helens - I've totally had it!!

Hiya lenny, you're having the same recon as Helen (nell) and I have had and I am sure you'll be so pleased with the result.

Had my second check up last night and all is ok, can now bath YES! and his words, when asked about shopping, ironing, exercise etc, were "go for it" - unfortunately my hubby was there and is now not letting me forget it - I have a feeling I am going to be so sick of those three little words in the very near future lol. Seriously, so pleased with it all and now will see him in three months to discuss a reduction and lift on the south facing boob to make things equal.

Hello to jackieone - chemo for me was in 2007 but remember it vividly, I was stage 3 and the fatigue, nothing like it. You hang in there girl, nearly at the end.

Helen2 - how they enlarging your other side, lipo? Amazing what they can do, I've a totally different mindset on cosmetic surgery now. Good mind to ask for my scraggy neck to be done when I'm under next time hehee.

Off to have a long walk - enjoy the sunshine all.
Cheers
Anne x

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Morning girls....another Helen....confusing if we didn't have your nickname to call you by. Lenny ask away anything you need to know. Have you had a mastectomy...mine was mastectomy with immediate recon. Please ask if you are stuck to know whats the best thing to wear in hospital etc. Three weeks to go Lenny, bet they can't go swift enough for you....Oh we may be able to help with the lingo too!

Hi Anne...I think fluid is coming back, thing is I didn't know what to look for last time....might ring the bcn next week if my stomach continues to tighten....cos not seeing the ps for another 4 wks now.
I'll have 'popped' by then lol 😉 I think a more gentle walk is in the offing today. Are you getting out and about Anne? Thanks for the knickers idea...might get some anyway.

Hi Jackie... I personally haven't had chemo...but some of the other girls have I think...and might be able to give you some answers. Great that you are nearly at the end of the course!!!!

Hi Helen....glad you feel great and you can go and spend loads of money on tops that you want to wear and not be dictated by your breasts!!!! they can be bossy eh!!lol Look forward to hearing about your next step in this 'process'. take care now.

Hi Christina you sound real excited about your next step too. But take it easy for now and gather your strength up...its something to look forward to eh!
Both Sarahs I hope things are going ok for you and are taking it easy too. Rest is the key...

Have a good day all.......its dull and showery here...mmmmmm so the walk I was gonna have my have to wait.....sigh.....
Helenxx
oops just crossed christina....have a good day in town...wow 2hrs not surprised you were shattered....

mounties
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Re: DIEP booked 18 April - EEek

Hi all, Well thank goodness the earth moved for me yesterday after taking loads of laxatives. Sorry i know it's not a nice subject to discuss but the relief was fantastic.

Went for walk Tues with husband walked for 2 hours in the end. Absolutely shatterred at end of it but felt so good to be out enjoying the fresh air again.Definitely recommend a golden retriever as good reason to get moving again.

Feeling stronger and less pain every day and get so excited when i have a shower and see two boobs instead of one lonely one and a ugly scar.These plastic surgeons are fantastic. I hope they know how much they change a womans life and confidence.

Just waiting for ambulance car to pick me up to take me to hospital for wound and dressing check, then may even venture to town after. Can't wait to buy first cleavage revealing dress.

Has anyone heard from Sarah? She must be home from hospital now and would love to know she's ok and op went well.

Lenny
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hi lenny here,

you ladies are so helping me in my prep for my op n the 10th june, 3 weeks today!!! or yesterday as it is gone midnight! nell not sure of medical term for my recon. it is a tummy tuck one.... sorry for my ignorance i do know what is going to happen i just don't seem to be able to keep up with the lingo......

christina keep up with the fibre.... if you want to do it naturally...mangos are wonderful they have the most fiber of any fruit and taste wonderful.

hi helen and anne and helen2 - how exciting to have 2 boobs the same... my ps has romised me the same. (by the way my name is helen too, lenny is my nickname)

thanks again for letting me join you.... you are all an inspiration...

take care lenny
xxx

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HiImjackie,just wondered how you went on when you were having chemo what stage did you have if you dont mind me asking glad to hear you are having reconstruction, i am on my cmf part of my chemo 2nd course 2 to go it certainly is a challenge fed up of feeling so tired and ill but still i can see a glimmer of light now as i will nearly be 3/4 of the way through take care jackie x

hezb
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Hi there everyone, Helen im having my other side enlarged to make me look more even as i was very small chested so things will look abit level!! You sound to be doing great with the walking.
Anne hope it goes well with your ps tonight and you hopefully will be enjoying a nice bath soon.
Christina dont worry i had alot of pain in ribs and very sharp pains in breast think it is normal. Got a date within 3 weeks of last expansion, So 7 weeks in total so thats pretty good. So glad your pleased with the result it is soooo good to go out shopping for tops and not to have to buy the high neck ones!! Helen2 xxx

amdamc
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Hi Helen

Something to note re. your tummy. I believe the corset thing I had was to help reduce fluid on the tummy, and after two weeks I had to change to "control knickers" to hold everything and give you support. I must admit that I really feel strange when I take mine off, it does help, especially when walking, or generally moving about. I bought mine for £4 at Asda and are comfortable. Might be worth asking your BCN if its appropriate in your case.

Thanks for the good wishes, no doubt will be on here tomorrow with the outcome. I'm not allowed baths, only showers - so strange all these doctors having different regimes.

Well done with the walk.
Cheers
Anne x

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Hi girls...Anne I know what you mean about the bath thing...I've had 1 everyday since I was allowed one last week . Have you not been allowed to have one then?I've weaned myself down on painkillers...instead of keeping topped up now I just take as I need it. It helped me get a decent nights sleep last night!

I went for my first long walk today...not just round the garden but in the actually streets no less! I felt real proud...I set off with gusto, got round the corner, and had to really slow down, but I managed it and although my hips ached...lack of excercise..I made it.
Thing is I've just woken up from a long sleep, it proper took it out of me heheehe
Good luck Anne with your appointment...Hope there isn't any haematoma for you.....my next appointment arrived this morning and isn't for 5 weeks. Hope I don't get fluid again on my tummy. Think I have some!

Hope all are fine
Helenxx

amdamc
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Hi everybody.

Hope you're all doing well. Helen (nell), are you still needing painkillers? I'm getting what can only be described as someone sticking little needles in me - probably nerve endings I expect, but I'm sooo impatient. Just planted four little begonias and am pooped, feel so old! Actually made it to see Rhydian on Monday night which was a great pick-me-up.

Christina, hope you're ok - Movicol was brilliant when I had problems after chemo.

Helen2 - great to hear from you and thanks for the support.

Am at hospital tonight for my next 2 week check with the surgeon, so fingers crossed my haematoma has settled and find out what happens next - a bath would be nice!!

Cheers
Anne x

mounties
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Hi all. Still here!!!

Hezb, Can i ask how long you have had to wait to get your second one done? I know i want mine doing as feels very wonky having little pert one then old saggy one.
Can't believe i'm the same person who was so terrified of having this op a couple of weeks ago. Best thing i have ever done definitely.

Still sore, not sure if its due to expander being on top of ribs but i can feel it rubbing sometimes and does feel as though ribs are bruised. Is this normal and doees it pass or should i mention it to Ps when i see him?

Thank you again to you all for the support and advice you have given me. Christina xxx

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Hi Helen....feeling better and more mobile daily. Tired from late afternoon, but deffo getting there. So your in again in two more weeks...let us know just when....bet you can't wait to get it over with eh! Theres only so much of hospital including appointments, treatment and surgery that one can take .... Will the op be a 'lifting' or 'rearranging' of your breast? How long after your op have you waited to have it done? Good luck with it Helen.

Hope Christina, Anne, Sarah and Lenny are doing ok too.
{{gentle hugs}} for Christina and Sarah...take it easy.
Helenxx

hezb
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Hi there everyone hope your all feeling stronger today.
Christina the painkillers do tend to make you a bit that way!!
Think it was once i got home and moving about more things did improve though but it can get rather painful!!
Hope you enjoyed your walk out.
I am having my other side done 2 weeks on thursday just to level things up so really looking forward to getting that out of the way!
I hate having to stay in hospital, like to be at home!
Helen and Anne hope your both ok. Helen 2xx

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Hi Christina....good for you..go and have that walk to the shops, take it gently and treat yourself to some choccies!!!
When I was in hospital...because of the IV antibiotics and tons of water I drank...I was very 'loose' going to the toilet. It was different when I got home...I didn't go for 5 days. I hadn't realised until I had to....and I don't know about anyone else, but having had babies...a long time ago...I also have haemorroids...sorry not a pleasant subject...but it became extremely painful. So for a couple of days I took 1 laxative, and started to eat a diet that would help it happen...so to speak! I also started drinking lots of water...or flavoured water. And things have come right again!!! Sounds like you're getting there Christina.......When is your appointment with your onc or surgeon?
Hi Helen and anne hope your both keeping well. I wonder how Sarah is getting along? Hi Lenny...you'll be having your op soon..which op is it?
take care
Helen

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Hi mounties,

Sorry to hear your problem in the 'moving' department! I've put for you below the link to a thread in undergoing treatment- chemo, where there's lots of helpful tips on this subject. Hope you can find one that works for you. Good luck.

http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=19110

Kind regards
Jo, Facilitator

mounties
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Hi Helen 2, Do you know yet when or even if you will have your second op?

I am so loving looking down and seeing 2 boobs again. True what they say you don't miss them till they've gone.

Might tempt walking the dog today to the shops to get a paper, you get so tired of being housebound and as you can probably guess i am not the most patient patient.

Had better nights sleep last night but wish laxatives would work.I know its a difficult subject but how long did it take anyone else post op to get moving in that area again? Sorry!!!

hezb
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Christina, So pleased to hear your home so soon! I had my Ld recon in november and i can only just manage to sleep on my side, i do agree it is very uncomfortable and tight in the back but it should improve with lots of rest. I also had an infection after op so try not to worry too much, just think its all over and you can look forward to the future now. Get lots of rest and keep us posted on your progress. Take care Helen 2xx

Lenny
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oooooo looking forward to my wonky cleavage!!! so glad you are feeling a little better - the only way is up!

yes i too view this op as the final stage on a long road to full recovery, i know i don't know the future but i need to believe this is the end and then get on with living an ordinary everyday life.

hope you have a good night,

love

lenny
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mounties
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Hi Lenny. Feeling much stronger today. I guess it is very similar to having your mx as each day passes you feel stronger and the pain gets easier. Slept a lot better last night.

I used to read the posts of the others who have been through this op prior to my decision to go through with it and think i could never be as brave as they were at joining this club. I am so glad now that i went through and had it.

When you look down and see a cleavage again, albeit a wonky one, its lovely.So as everyone said to me and thank you for that excellent advice go for it. The first few days are hard and emotional at times but you get better and you have won the last thing bc took away from you.

Lenny
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hi christina,

so good to hear from you, have been thinking of this last week. there is nothing like your own bed but must be madening when you can't get into your fav position. i'm really interested in your progress as my op is just over 3 weeks away(10th june).

this is your time to look after number one so take great care of yourself and let others do the same.... well done!! you did it!!

lots of love,

lenny
xxx

amdamc
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Hello Christina

Nice to have you back - 12 hours - that's one long op, but so pleased you are happy with your two boobs.

Can't imagine how you get comfortable to sleep when you've had your back done?? but now you're home and can relax as and where you want.

If you feel like sleep, you must need it so go with the flow and hope all goes well with your healing.

Cheers
Anne x

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Hi Christina.....its lovely to see you back in the saddle again. You will be tired love. Anne and myself are still working on getting our energy levels up. Small steps at a time....you will get there, but for now you need as much rest as you can. And I think you are probably right about the pain, I didn't have muscle interfered with just fatty tissue. Take your painkillers on a regular basis...keep on top of the pain. don't wait while it becomes bad or even mild. Eventually you will be able to ween yourself off them...but very early days yet. I still can't lay on my left side so don't worry about it.....I bet its lovely for you to have a new boob again!!!!! Sit back and enjoy it!!
Its so good to see you back with us. Post when you feel able...let us know how you are doing.
You take great care of yourself now
catch ya later
Helenxx

mounties
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Hi all back in the land of the living finally got home yesterday. Thank God.

Op went ok, couldn't believe it was 12 hours before i was back in my room.
But the pain feels never ending, i know some of you talked of discomfort after your ops and maybe the pain is more severe after a Ld, but it hurts!!

Tightness round side where they twisted flesh from back to front to make new boob is where it hurts the most and difficult to sleep. But oh so good to be home.

Have to go back to hospital tomorrow for check up as i have a infection in boob for which i am on anti biotics for.Just feels so tired all the time and want so much to sleep on left side but too sore.

Does feel good to have two boobs again.

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Thanks Helen....I feel real good this morning!! I am now going to go and have that long awaited and well earned soak in the bath...after 4 weeks it will be utter bliss.....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Have a good weekend , hope the weather cheers up!!
catch ya later
Helenxx

hezb
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Helen that is fantastic news what a relief it must be for you.
Thats good to know Anne about the ultra sound wonder if its more expensive!!
Have a lovely weekend hope the rain stops! Will have a drink for you Helen XX

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Thanks Anne...I feel so different, just hearing that word GONE!
It was like the fog disppeared and the sun came out! I can see my life beginning again....it feels great!!! I can leave all the cr@p behind me!!
I never thought about an ultra sound! But it would be good to still get the 'belly boob' checked out! I wonder if it was all the fluid that had made my belly tighter! probably.
I will do my excercises and I've already had my first glass of wine in 6weeks.....think I might just have 1 or 2 more.......
take care love and have a good weekend....hope the weather cheers up!

catch ya later
Helenxx

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Excellent news Helen!!

How brill is that. Now you can relax and put all the sh....y times behind and look forward. 3 syringfuls from your stomach - wow, and massage your breast, frightened to touch mine!. My underarm seems puffy but I had that before with the mastectomy and I'm sure the exercises help to drain that off - so make sure you keep doing them.

I was told that my belly boob will be checked with ultrasound in the future, no way am I putting this one in a mammogram machine!

Once again, so pleased for you.
Have a lovely weekend - do something nice, preferably with bubbles!
Cheers
Anne x

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Hi girls.... I have just got back from my appointments.....I'm officially clear of cancer....at last after 6 months ....it feels so great!!!!! I had a worry about the change in texture in part of my breast...but the surgeon has explained the reason for it...and its ok. Things feel so different now....I can begin to get on with my life...yeh!!!!
The surgeon drained away nearly 3 large syringefuls of stuff from my abdomen....he told me to massage my breast and said things would settle down. He seemed a little concerned with the underarm bit but was sure it would settle.....such a relief. I see him again in 4 weeks. Ialso asked about mammograms in the reconstructed breast...the answer is no they don't do one!
Hi twinny let us know how it goes next week with you.
So true Anne ...to be able to lie on our sides again will be bliss!!!

catch ya later
Helenxx

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Hi Anne

I’m seeing the consultant next week for my follow up appointment and to discuss the next stages. So I’ll hopefully have an appointment for ‘nippling’ soon. And yes, my username does give it away somewhat..I am a twin.

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Hiya again twinny2 - have a fascination about how people come up with their usernames (are you a twin??)

Please do keep in touch, its lovely hearing from someone further down the line, makes you look forward instead of worrying about the aches and pains. Sleeping on your front - bliss, I haven't had a full nights sleep since the op cos of sleeping on my back, its just not natural, not for me anyway.

Are you having further tweaks, nipples etc?

Keep up the walks round the garden Helen - you need to make it to a shop - no chocolate in the garden!

Cheers
Anne x

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Hi twinny two...its good to know someone further down the line who has gone through the seem thing! Thats good to know actually that the ache/pain will disappear in a few weeks. Glad to know the energy levels will pick up too....can't wait to stop feeling tired!!! great to hear from you twinny....hope you will continue to share your experiences with us.
Hi Anne ...I don't actually drive ...never have...I duck a lot when certain other people are driving....I'm good at that lol :-0
I went for a walk...well several circuits around the garden...so that counts eh...I will progress!!
Hope the antibiotics are working..........

take care all
Helenxx

twinny2
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Hi Ladies

Hope you ladies don’t mind, but I’ve been keeping an eye on this thread. What lovely support you are giving each other before and after your operations. As I had my operation in Mid-January I am somewhat ahead of you in recovery, but have clear memories of some of the experiences you are sharing. I just wanted to let you know that my breast tenderness reduced after a couple of months and that I am back to sleeping on my front. My energy levels have come back to round 95% and the tiredness I encountered when introducing new activities, post operation, have also disappeared. I’m throwing myself into getting fit again and am not experiencing any issues from ‘surgery sites’. I hope this comforts you in your recovery.

Anne- hope the antibiotics work

amdamc
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Thanks Helen

Do you drive? I first had a go at the weekend and it was really painful to press the clutch so decided to give it a while.

Today it was very different, I think by doing little walks my stomach is getting stronger and it didn't pull at all on the old belly today. Just a bit difficult when reversing trying to turn around and look over the shoulder, plus the belt dug in a bit. Other than that it is just great to get out from these four walls. As much as I love my home, its getting very claustraphobic (spelling??) now four weeks confinement! Not moaning though, just a little impatient.

Go for that walk and treat yourself to something nice.
Cheers
Anne x

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hi Anne.....oh you poor thing....hope your boob is ok now. It is extremely painful when you lie on and squish the blood vessels... the pain comes back with vengeance!!!! I recommend the 'Never Ending Story' as a book to put by your side so you don't slip over....never ending means the story must go on and on and on....hence a very thick book. heehee 😉
You are getting good at your walks...and driving too...how was that for you eh!! Think I'm gonna have to get myself out of this house and go for a gentle walk too. It's too easy to not get the excercise!!
Hope things go well tomorrow too....thanks for the thoughts love.

Enjoy your choccies
Helenxx

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Helen - please excuse typo - meant "bet it can't come soon enough"

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Morning to Helen1 and Helen2 - gettting my head round this now - I believe we have two Sarah's aswell?

Had a wee panic this morning. OH away on business and I woke up on my side, one rather squashed recon, extremely painful, and when I looked closely, a little raw along the scar. So grabbed clothes and drove!! to emergency surgery where I've been put on antibiotics. Dr thinks all ok, but a bit weak due to haematoma and being squashed.
Will place books down both sides of me tonight to stop me going anywhere too far lol.

Will be thinking of you tomorrow Helen, but it can't come soon enough. Off to have my constitutional walk to buy a paper (and chocolate!)

Cheers
Anne

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Morning all....Thanks Helen....mine are crossed along with everything else too...this time round.
Hope Christina and Sarah are ok. Christina should be beginning to get more mobile by now and Sarah will be coming round from a heavy anaesthetic!!!! Oh the memories haven't dimmed any teehee!!

Hope your fine Anne and motoring along at a greater speed!!!
catch ya later
Helenxx

hezb
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Hi there hope your all starting to feel stronger! Hope everything has gone well for sarah and christina, and hope to hear soon.
Helen will keep fingers crossed for you on friday for your results
Helenxx

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Re: DIEP booked 18 April - EEek

Hi girls...Sarah sorry you had to go through...in out in out...but you should be having the op as I post this....so good luck love, come back and chat as soon as you can.
Hope Christina is doing ok too.
Hi Anne how goes it with you? I feel just fine in the mornings...then less so after a couple of hours....depends on how often I use my arm I guess.....Late afernoon and evening time is worse....but on the whole much better, progress in small steps...do for me though!!! Hope your well! Just a bit worried about my results knowing my track record...and I have one concern...but I'm sure it will be fine!!!
catch ya later
Helenxx

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Re: DIEP booked 18 April - EEek

Hi Helen
Hope the results are good.
I'm back home tonight as there was no bed for me today having had my blood thinning injection. I have to be back in the hospital at 7am and am first on the list at 830.
Hope I get a few hours sleep !
Until next week

Sarah
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Re: DIEP booked 18 April - EEek

Hi Anne....I've got my appointment on Friday. My bcn rung me today and said my results were in and they would discuss them Friday morning . She told me just to come and they would fit me in and discuss the results before I went in to see the plastic surgeon...and the bcn said I had to ask for her cos she wants to be there cos she is interested in the op. So roll on Friday now!!!yeh!

Helenxx

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Re: DIEP booked 18 April - EEek

Hi again

I also had an older scar under my armpit, but this one from the DIEP is really big and kind of goes round in a semi-circle, strange!

My DIEP was a delayed one. I had my mastectomy 2007 so am not waiting on results but know exactly how you and hubby are feeling. My OH is just the same, they seem to cope better when everything is laid out in detail, what happens when and how and why. Have certainly given my hubs a few grey hairs over the years, bless him.

Don't work too hard!
Cheers
Anne x

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Re: DIEP booked 18 April - EEek

Hi Anne....I have an older scar under my armpit..but think thats from the WLE and SNB I had originally. Its semi-numb, not too bad. Thing is some areas feel number one day than the next, it keeps moving about...mind of its own eh lol 🙂
I assume everything was ok with your results Anne when you got them? My husband is more impatient than me to have them...a kind of closure at last!!! Thats why he rang up yesterday! so we'll see.
Having to wear a tight bra is harsh it kinda hurts eh!!! At least I can take mine off when it feels too tight!!! swings and roundabouts indeed!!!!

Yep I thought about Christina last night thinking it was all over with now.....so yes a good cuppa is ordered for her I hope.....

Your turn tomorrow Sarah....Good luck to you soon be over with too!!

catch ya later
Helenxx

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Re: DIEP booked 18 April - EEek

Hiya Helen - I might be able to have a shower, but I'm not allowed a crop top - was strapped into a quite tight bra, front fastening on day 4 and have to wear it for 4-6 weeks, and sports bra when its in the wash. Swings and roundabouts heh?

Seems quite a wait for your results, fingers, toes and anything else that crosses are crossed for you.

Question - do you have scars right in your armpit, its hard to raise to even clean, let alone have a good look, totally no feeling there though.

Cheers
Anne x ps wonder how Christina's getting on (hope she's had her cup of tea lol)