wow you ladies on this forum are so brave and inspiring. I cannot imagine how hard it was for you to tell your young child, I found it hard enough telling my adult sons! I haven't told everyone yet, only very close friends and immediate family as like you I want to know what treatment I will be having first, plus I keep crying when I tell people. I also having bit of trouble sleeping (hence this post being so late ), but sleep is getting a bit better. I hope you are recovering well and I'm wishing you a speedy recovery from surgery. Thank you for replying to my post.
thank you for your hugs and kind helpful words I really appreciate them. I really hope your doing good after your surgery. Thank you .
Hi joolsw Big hugs to you I know how scared you must be feeling. I think I have been through every emotion going. As difficult as it is try not to think too far ahead. Its tough waiting for results but have faith in the professionals that they will do everything in their power to help you. Even if the cancer is in your lymph nodes it doesnt mean it has spread. Try not to worry, ring your breast cancer nurse I am sure talking to her will reassure you xx I am currently resting after surgery and have that two week wait for results, it is not easy but we will do it
Thank you sooo much for your reply. You are right I have been tempted to google things but I haven't. I didn't even want to take the booklets the breast care nurses give you in hospital, but thankfully my husband took them and I read them the next day. I guess that was a bit of deniel. You are very right every slight ache or pain in my body has me convinced it has spread there. I hope I become strong and positive like you. I don't like this weepy person I've become. I keep thinking "what if its spread, what if its everywhere". My head keeps saying "its in your nodes!!!" Thank you Sheryl for your good words of wisdom. I hope you are doing well ..... finishing treatment wow that sounds so good.
I have a feeling I will be posting often looking for reassurance and hopefully one day I will be able to offer some help and reassurance to another newbie.
thank you sooo much for your reply, even that made me cry with your kind words. The waiting is awful, I just want to get on with treatment. I gather the feeling sick bit is just nerves and anxiety? I hope you are doing well now. Thank you for your reassurance.
Welcome to the forum. I am so sorry you've had to join us but it's a good place and you'll get lots of support. When I was diagnosed 3 years ago my reaction was exactly the same as yours, I imagine it is for a lot of us. I cried constantly, my husband said it was like having a tap attached to my face! I couldn't eat or sleep and just lived in this bubble of terror. According to my ultrasound my nodes were clear but one was found to be cancerous after surgery, so i then had to go through another operation to remove my nodes and the terror intensified. The waiting is just vile, it's the worst part, my daughter was 4 when i was diagnosed and all i could think about was her growing up without me, it was a nightmare. It is normal for your breast to feel a bit odd after the biopsies so don't let that worry you, my whole breast turned black after mine and took weeks to return to normal. Once you have your treatment plan in place you will start to feel better, it's the not knowing that is unbearable. Might be worth ringing the BCC helpline, they are wonderful and I used them many times during the difficult early days, you will feel better after speaking to them I promise, please feel free to PM me if you need anything. Take care and keep us posted, CC x
I am new to all this but looking for help, reassurance and anything others can offer me. I was diagnosed on 15th Jan this year with invasive grade 2 bc in left breast it is also in my nodes of left arm pit. I had convinced myself and loved ones I only had cysts I am now just so, so scared. I am waiting appts for MRI, CT and another mammogram then back for those results and treatment plan. I feel sick all the time, I've convinced myself it has spread as its in my nodes. I am crying all the time and cannot think of anything else. I am hoping i'll feel better once MRI, CT etc done so I know exactly whats happening. Is it normal for my breast to feel sore/tingle ( I had biopsies done nearly 2 wks ago).
My husband is so supportive and kind and I feel I am letting everyone down by being so wet and crying. Please help I am so scared its spread.
thank you xx