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Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

Not sure about the fun bit CK Smiley Indifferent xx

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

We have promised each other so be BRAVE BRAVE BRAVE!!! Easier said than done,lol! One minute I'm so positive and ready, next minute and crying! All fun and games but we will do it!!! X

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

Yes, it'll be great!! Smiley Happy Definitely something nice to aim for! xx 

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

Jencat and SueW. We might not be feeling brave but we will fight whatever's thrown at us! SPA DAY!!!!!XXX

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

Thanks Sue Smiley Happy xx

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

We can't be brave all the time Jen we are human and have hopes and fears and good days and bad days but take a deep breath and try again tomorrow xxx

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

I can imagine you did, I would have done too. Not feeling very brave at the moment xx

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I agree one of my friends who spoke from personal experience has said it will be the hardest fight you ever have but I have done it and it will be tough and yes you will cry but you will cry more when you know you have beat it and got the all clear x so of course I cried all over her x

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Yes, it's really annoying Sue and last time she said it I replied that I was sure I would be, but it was getting to be fine that is going to be difficult for a while. She back tracked a bit then! It's not that I want everyone to feel sorry for me, but equally some understanding of how horrible it is would be appreciated too! xxx

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Jen when people say to me you will be fine I find it so bloody annoying I am sure I will be but them saying it when they are not part of my health professional team makes me want to scream ' what the fudge do you know' x ps fudge was me not my phone 📱 x

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

Yes, but not as much fun Sue! Smiley Happy xx

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

I am sure it is because I text fast and don't read it properly before I press post lol and check what naughty autocorrect has done my computer posts are much more accurate 👍X

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I think it's either going to be emotionally draining on Monday or surreal as we're doing planning and dates and I'll probably not be there for them. And if one of my colleagues says "you'll be fine" as she kept saying all through last term, I might deck her! xx

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I love your phone Sue, it's got a mind of it's own! Smiley Happy xx

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

Thank you Ali and praying for good results for you too x 

I'm going to find it quite difficult when I go in on Monday and everyone's talking about what they've been doing during the holiday when I've spent mine having an op and waiting for results! I'm wondering if going in for a little while is going to be worse than not going in at all.

Yes it going to be hard for us and I worry about being away from school for a length of time, but our treatment and health has to come first xxx

 

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Drop off doc note even x

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

I am going into school Tuesday but staff training day only going to stop off my first doctors note and in all honesty hope to not see too many staff it will be too emotionally draining as not seen most of them since my unexpected results x

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Jencat good luck for tuesday, i will pray for good results for you. I was in 2 days last year then went back at the end of January. Did too much though andxended up on phased return til the end of march! You and I, just have to do as we are told now instead of telling others. The limbo is horrible! Thinking of you and sending my love xx

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I know Ali, I'm dreading Tuesday, my results day. Yet on the otherhand this being in limbo is awful and hopefully once a plan of treatment is in place it gets easier.

I'm going into school on Monday for our Staff Dev Day (we're planning our RE syllabus, so that should take my mind off things for a while!) and then I'm not sure when I'll be in again after that. I can understand how disappointing it must be for you not to be going back to school when you thought you would be  xx

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

Ali

 

Yes I was and will be with you again as you go through this my friend, you will be strong and you know that we are all here for you whenever you need us.

 

Here's the tough pants ready and washed for you ahead of Wednesday.  Let me know how you get on and I will be thinking about you.  You can always pm me any time if you want to.

 

Sending you a hug

 

 

Helena xxxx

 

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Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

I know that you all know how i'm feeling and thats why these forums are invaluable. Thank you so much for sharing with me and for 'listening' to me. Ladybowler you were there last year with me and thanks for being here again. I was strong last year and i will be again. I work in special ed and had done so much transition wotk reassuring my kids that i would be there but now I wont!! Anyway i just need to get to Wednesday - and yet i feel like walking backwards - i hate results days!! Thanks again for being here xxx

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

So sorry to hear that Jill, hope things improve for you very soon xx

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

So sorry to read this, I can only imagine how hard it is to start this all over again. Thank goodness for this forum where people understand what you are going through.
I'm another with grade 2 invasive ductal HER2+. So it's chemo, Herceptin and rads for me too but thankfully no more surgery. It's been a tough week getting our heads around it but overall my fighting spirit is winning out so far. We are stronger than we think.

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

Ali
So sorry to read this and it is pants (where's the pic of pants?) but at least you can be treated. After feeling sorry for myself I've come to the conclusion that I need fight whatever is going to make we well again whatever the time. I have grade 2 Invasive ductal her+ so I've had lumpectomy, chemo due to start Mon with herceptin, another op to clear margins, rads and hormone tablets for 10 years.
We just have to accept the treatment and support the fabulous team are giving us at this moment in time as our mind can wander which isn't good for us.it all just seems such a big effort and has taken over our lives when there are so money other things to deal with.
I know you will get stronger day by day and yes even though we moan about work we do miss not going in but you will be back when you are well enough.
I know whatever we write doesn't take it away but we are here to support one another.
Go girl, we are all here as one and will fight it!!!xxx
Jill1998
Community Champion

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

Thank you Jen.Its not been a good 2 years .

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

Thank you Anita xx

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

So sorry Jill to read that you've had to go through all this twice, that's really hard xx

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

Thank you for all of your replies. The DCIS forum was invaluable to me last year so i know there will be support here. Wishing you all good luck with tests too xx

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

Ali, I was so sorry I was to read your news. I'm a teacher as well, going in on Monday for Staff Dev Day and then not sure when again after that. I'm upset about that, so can imagine how gutted you must feel missing the beginning of term for the second year. Thinking of you xx

 

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

Such a blow, but as the other ladies say you will get through this. Here if you want to chat x

Jill1998
Community Champion

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

Oh no Ali ,how depressing and frustrating .I can totally sympathise as I have had 2 cancer diagnoses in last 2 years also (second was womb not breast ) .Doing it once is hard enough -doing it twice when you are just beginning to move forward after the last cancer is very hard .Jill.

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

Hi Ali49
I was diagnosed with grade 3 IDC last month in my breast and lymph nodes. I had staging scans last week and I was very worried as I have a lot of aches and pains and I attributed every one to spread.
My staging scans came back clear but the abdomen ultrasound to check my liver showed up something in my stomach- dr not overly concerned but I am to have a CT scan so they can get a better look.
So CT on Monday and meeting oncologist on Tuesday to start the preparatory process for chemo which will start once the ct scan results are back and I have some dental work completed. It's all go.
I just want my treatment to start.

We are facing this together. Please use the forums often as the support is invaluable.
X
Sue C
Community Champion

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

Hi Ali

So sorry to read your news. I'm sure your head is all over the place right now.

Once your plan is in place, take one step at a time and one treatment at a time. This can be treated and you will get through it.

Sending a massive hug xx

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

Sorry to hear your news Ali. Though remember to come on here to have a moan or get inspiration from all the lovely ladies.

Will be thinking bout you on Wednesday let us know how you get on.

Cassie x

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

Ali
Im so sorry. Please keep posting. We are going to get through this together. Big hug.

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

Ali

 

Oh mate I am so sorry after everything you have been through to have this now but you will get through it and we will be there by your side helping in whatever way we can.

 

Let us know how you get on next Wednesday and will be thinking about you.

 

Sending you a hug

 

Helena xxxxx

Re: Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

Good morning ali sorry to read your news but sending a big hug There appears to be so many of us on here who are from a school environment I hope your pain subsides x. Keep us posted with your results 🤗

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Sorry about the typos - fat fingers!

Diagnosed after 1st post op mammo - after dcis last year

I was diagnosed with dcis last septembet. I had 2 ops and 15 shots of radiotherapy. My 1st follow up mammo was 3rd august and there were calcifications so i had biopsies. I got the results this eeek and they have found invasive cancer within the benign calcifications! No lump or mass and no swollen lymph nodes could be seen when i had an ultrasound on tuezday. The cancer is grade 2, her 2 and hormone receptive. Since tuezday i have had a ct scan and bone scans for staging and go back to my consultant next wednesday 6th sept. I have soreness and pain around my back, ribs on the right side already. The plan will involve masectome, chemo, hormone tablets and herceptin. I am struggling and scared. Trying to be normal but feeling anything but. This is the 2nd year that i have not been able to return to my job as a teacher in september. Gutted!@