Morning, no I am done. I am still keeping up everything for the next few weeks. We went shopping and lunch after yesterday, treated to a slice of New York cheesecake. We fly to Tenerife on 29th so looking forward to that. xx
Oops I had you down for finishing on 18th, ringing the bells for you tonight xxx
Hope you are doing something lovely to celebrate the end of active treatment, but remember that for the next couple of weeks you will still be having the effects of the rads so keep up yoru regime xxx
Just seen your post on here, how is this week going.
If you want to you could post on the following as there will a lot of ladies on there who will be able to help support and compare notes
How many are you having?
How lovely having a holiday to look forward to! I'm feeling slightly hard done by with our booking for centre Parcs, I'd love some sun!!!!!!
However CP is booked for our children as we had to cancel the one we had booked for xmas, and my 6yr old is so looking forward to it as she knows I will be "better" then and can enjoy swimming etc. The sun can wait!
I've also got travel insurance through my bank but it doesn't cover Breast cancer , I Could have added it on For about £75 but I did a search first and have taken out annual cover with Coverwise for £38! Enjoy your trip! We did the same after my active treatment and was the best thing ever ! Xx
Oh that is something lovely to look forward to 🙂
I am not sure about travel insurance, but there is a thread heres the link
it might be worth posting on there to see if anyone can help you on that one.
Oh the freedom, I remember although being rather nervous, the first time I drove after my op, it was wonderful even if I only went round the block.
Seindg you hugs for the 14th, let us know how you get on
Thats great to hear you are the other side of your op. Know what you mean about the bra, I hated mine but actually it was extremely confortable, mind you I am back in my wired ones now.
It is about manaing your pain and not being a martyr, as the days go on you will find that you are able to go longer between taking them but dont do it too soon.
The exercises might be uncomfortable at first but try to do them twice a day as they will help your mobility and especially if you are having radiotherapy as your arms will need to be above your head.
just adding to the reassurance: I had WLE and SNB last December and I live alone and I was fine. What I did do was heavy jobs in advance - ordering and stacking logs, hoovering the stairs, changing the bed and ironing, that sort of thing, and as you aren't allowed to drive for 2 weeks I did online shopping for the first time. Knocking up a meal and washing up were fine.
Echoing other posts, take pankillers even if you think you don't need them, do the exercises religiously, rest when you need to, go for a walk when you need to, and enjoy the visitors you will doubtless get bearing flowers and choccies. Good luck for Friday. xxx
I've just been reading through this thread and I hope you don't mind me popping in....
I had the same operation as you last year and there were a few things that I learnt along the way! You may feel quite sore for the first couple of days, so the trick is to take the painkillers regularly. Don't wait for the pain to start first!
You will be able to do most things on your own. The one thing I found tricky was washing my hair! You have to keep the wound dry, so I just had shallow baths for a few weeks. But my daughter washed my hair for me over the side of the bath. That wasn't much fun, but felt much better being clean!
Gradually do the exercises that they give you and just take things steady for 2 weeks.
Sorry to hear about your husband.
After the first couple of days, I was up & about & doing things after my WLE & was ok at that point. I was also fortunate that the surgeon used the same incision for the SNB, so I did not have an incision under the arm. Hopefully, you will be ok, but as ever, best to have a contingency plan for anything unexpected.
Glad how well you're doing now Helena and thank you for all the support you've given to the rest of us and for the loan of your lovely big pants! They've certainly come in very handy! xx
No I didnt have any drains. I had a WLE and SNB, they were separate scars. I had a bit of a problem with my blood pressure on the day which meant I was delayed a bit until they were happy that it was stable, it is something that has happened to me in the past and I made them aware of it, my bp dips after surgery.
I was fine in the evening apart from being tired and cold, but that was the after effects of the anaesthetic, I wore a bra for the first couple of nights as a bit of support (soft, good support and non wired!!), it was a bit uncomfortable but painkillers managed any pain. I was fine the next day and started my exercises. This was a year ago last Friday, seems like a very distant memory now 🙂 🙂
It does all of a sudden make it real x
The injection is very quick, I turned away and did not realise that she had done it.
I was in at 7.30am on the day for the wire insertion, op at 10.45, back in ward just after 1pm and was discharged at 4,30pm.
Onwards and upwards to get ris of the little blighter xxxxx
remember it is still healing, mine was lumpy for quite some weeks. If you are concerned give your bcn a call and she will be able to reassure you xxxx