No choice with the chemo and no choice with the radiotherapy sessions to follow-so jst have to get on with it and hopefully by Christmas I will have some control back and be looking at a great holiday next year.
no, I won't see her this year unless someone in family wins lottery! We've got a standing joke about plane tickets etc
yeah, my son has said that he thinks I should tell her and talk to her as she had breast cancer 10 years ago and she would be able to understand better than the rest of immediate family but I think it would just bring back bad memories for her
I will consider it if I have to go through chemo
your dad is better off being kept in the dark im the meantime, I am sure
were you given the option to not have chemotherapy or was it a no brainer?
It's like we stagger from one conveyor belt on to another
have they given you a timetable for the treatment love?
Ahh blondie, you are being brave, bless him for saying it. I haven't told my mum anything yet, she lives in new Zealand and I just can't face the thought of upsetting her
lots of love xxx
Thanks Jill - yes i am sure I will be positive once I have had a couple of days to get my head around it all. There is no point in being negative and there is no real choice so need to get on with it. I had really hoped to see a cold cap at the assessment but there wasn't enough time - mind you one less thing to worry about until next week.
I also wonder when the worrying will end. I got to the stage where the wound is good, the seroma drained 7 times and now not too bad really and starting to feel human again post mastectomy. However I saw the chemo nurse yesterday prior to starting my 6 cycles next week - omg completely overwhelmed by it all - couldn't really take it in regarding the drugs etc.No doubt will become clearer next week.Veins might not be good enough might need a pic line.Fedup of wearing compression sleeves for my lymphoedema. Sorry about the rant - had to get it off my chest!!
Hi blondie and suzie
glad all went well, take it easy, no heroics lol
jill, I've still got some swelling in underarm and just started to get the"healing"pains
spoke to bc nurse and apparently all normal
I've got my appointment with oncologist on Tuesday to discuss chemo although the initial consultation only suggested rads, when will the worry end
I have had swelling post op and have had it drained twice by Breast Care Nurse. The swelling was called a Seroma and is a build up of fluid, it was nothing to worry about but a bit uncomfortable.
Initially the Nurse said it may go down on its own but after few days it didnt so was drained. It may fill up again a few times but I can keep having it drained, which was painless. I have been told a seroma is very common after surgery.
Hope this helps.
Hopefully your on your way and will be back in your own bed tonight. I went into surgery at 11am and was back on ward at 2.30pm then eventually walked out with support from my son at 7.30pm
I was last on the list so went down at 5, I don't actually remember being in recovery, but waking up on the ward and seeing my husband and dad there. I was so out of it I couldn't wake myself up, i tried to eat some toast and then was sick. I stayed overnight and definitely felt better for doing so. I think all those sleepless nights finaly caught up with me!!
Does seem procedure after procedure doesn't it Jill. I just want tomorrow over with now, and to be back home on the sofa with a cuppa, but you'll know that feeling. x
Sexy nodes, lol
I'm just back from having my radioactive jab, wire insertion and op tomorrow.Good news is that it's now all at the same hospital, originally I was having to go to one for wire insertion and then be driven to another for the actual op.