Corniche- all the very best to you. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions. At least we can share our feelings on this thread, with ladies who know exactly what we are going through. Sending you hugs xx
Ali49. They found 2 tiny lumps in the dcis, so the her2; to see if it’s positive or negative. Don’t know what will happen tomorrow as heavy snow is forecast from midday and my appointment is at 2.10. All the best to you all. Keep warm xxŷ
Wishes you will the best with the results Conorchloe xx
Thank you for the advice Whales and Ali. I tried a crop top last night ang it worked really well.
Good luck with the results Miffy xx
i too are sore under the arm and my consultant said that all the ladies say the arm is the worse. I too are struggling with the bra, actually get abit embarrased with them being loop sided.
Glad lots of us are getting out and about too
Regarding the driving my breast nurse said its about being able to do an amergency stop and that i will have to contact my insurance company.
Take care all
Ali49- thanks for the advice. It’s great to know we are not alone. The numbness under my arm is starting to improve, at one point I felt I could stick a pin under my arm and not feel it. I’ve an appointment Thursday afternoon for more results, fingers and toes crossed it goes ahead. I want to know my way forward, once I know I’ll deal with it, it’s the waiting that’s the hard thing. Lots of love xxx
Make that 3 under my arm feels like it was rubbing too. LoL
had my painkillers and wrapped up for the night.
i think a just needed to get out. My mood was much better after the movie and food.
Hope you’ve had a good day and that your mood has been mainly up. I love your symbols Roxanne. xx
Ali 49- My arm is exactly the same. Thanks, it’s great to compare notes. Xx
Feeling good. We’ve been out for a walk, but changed our route as the wind was rather bracing!! It’s a lovely day though, much better than rain. Have a good day one and all.xx
Hello everyone, glad to hear you are getting on ok with your recovery, with the exception of the bras - I had same problem, bra from hospital was itchy and scratchy.
In the end I bought a crop top which was very comfy and I could step into it and pull it up. Then I went back to my old Tesco sports bras as even though I am about three cup sizes smaller on one side, it looks ok when i'm fully dressed.
Hope you all continue to do well, girly x
How we all feeling today ??
My mood has been up and down, today i'm 😢😢
Brunch and cinema planned for today so should take my mind off things
hugs & kisses to everyone xx💞
Oh don't forget to 🙅🙇 LOL
Mine has been okay, but the nurse gave me soft pads to put under the seams to stop it rubbing on my stitches. Asda online do a range and of bras. All the very best xx
is anyone else having issues with the post surgery bra from the hospital??
i don't know what it is but for the last two night it seems to be pressing or rubbing against the reconstruction and keeping me awake. I've resorted to pain killers and taking the strap off
Hi ali49. It will be 4 weeks on Tuesday since my operation. I too found it hard to get comfy. I used a triangular pillow and small cushions. Also I’ve been getting really hot, so ordered a cooling mat from amazon. It’s great, it cools me down. My husband ordered it and when it came it was for dogs!! But in fairness to him on the advert it didn’t mention that. Also I’ve tried wearing an eye mask, that shuts everything out, I won’t win in the glamour stakes!!. I started moving around straight away and went to places, where I could wander and look at things to help me think about other things. Ikea, garden centre, coffee shops. I have been sorting a few of my things. All surgeons are different, my drain came out after only 5 days, we just have to trust them. We’re meeting up with my brother and his family this morning for coffee and then we are going to a party this afternoon. They’re giving dry weather on Sunday so we’ll be out walking, 10;000 steps again hopefully. I’m eating too much at the moment and enjoying it, but have set a target for getting back to eating healthily on March 5th. We’re away the weekend before. Hope the pain subsides soon. Take painkillers to ease it, there’s no need to be brave. Have a good weekend xx
Been to have my hair cut and coloured today. It feels great to be doing normal things. More results on Thursday, so I’m hitting the chocolate again. I’m not dwelling on what could be, keeping busy and I’ll deal with it on Thursday. I’m doing the exercises regularly and I’m improving daily. Still quite numb under my arm and I’m massaging the top of my arm to try and help improvement and ease the tightness. Love to all on this journey xx
Roxanne -It’s lovely to be able to compare progress. I am exactly the same as you re exercise. The sideways one is difficult. I did it 3times on Monday and was aching, so I’ve given it a miss for a couple of days, but intend having a go tomorrow all the very best to you. Xxx
Well done. Take your time. I found the district nurses excellent. I had my operation on Tuesday and the drain came out on Saturday. All the very best to you xxx
Ali -there's nothing like being at home in your own bed for a speedy recovery. Keep up with the painkillers and take it easy. I popped out on my first day home, took my drains to the local shop, only 5 mins away. That evening i was knocked out.
Miffy -take it easy. Mid march seems reasonable. My nurse promised me a special cushion to help with the seat belt.
My exercises are going well but I'm having difficulty with the "walking fingers up the wall", the one at the front isn't too bad but sideways is a no no.😳
I’m aiming to drive mid March. My left arm doesn’t feel strong enough yet. I’ve been doing my exercises religiously however, I introduced a new one yesterday and I think I over did it. My arm was aching last night and I had to take 2 paracetamol. Had a lovely day out with my grandchildren today, it was lovely to get back to normal. We had a lovely walk and a great lunch. Hope everyone out there is making good progress. Love to all xx
Ali, its good to hear from you. XX
Has anyone attempted to drive yet?
Hello Ali, great to hear you are back on the ward, hope your day goes well, girly x
Ali - all the best for Monday, it's scary but totally 'do able' ( is that word??) 😊
Miffy - well done, 10,000 steps☺
CC - just listen to your body. I'm out and about most days but knackered by early evening.😉
Whales - i believe the radiotherapy is just a precaution. I see the oncologist this week 😕
Best wishes to all xx
All the very best to you for Monday. I felt sick for a few days after the op, rhubarb and custard sweets to sup, worked a treat. Take your time and build up gradually xx
Hi Conorchloe, I had the single mx and immediate DIEP last April - I feel great both physically and mentally. Some of the breast skin failed to heal so I had a bit of revision surgery a couple of weeks after the DIEP and it has left significant scarring but it doesn't trouble me. My stomach scar healed very well and is very soft and faded.
I'm having the other side lifted and reduced in the summer - the plastic surgeon offered me a nipple recon but I might pass on that one.
A few months after the op I was having pain in the shoulder on the op side and hadn't regained strength in that hand - went to osteopath and he showed me that the arm movement was very limited - he did some massage and gave me an exercise which is a bit like the creeping up the wall but with my back to the wall - it was really hard! I went to see him a few times and improved but his advice was to go swimming - twice a week x 20 minutes - this has worked out really well for me as I am always on watch for lymphoedema.
I see you are a couple of weeks on from your op so it's still early days for you but I hope you are feeling positive and not too uncomfortable, girly x
Miffy - 10.000 steps - what are you like! Am glad you are feeling so well.
Ali - just wanted to say thank you - when I was diagnosed with high grade DCIS last January, I was following your posts with Schumi and Coralie and the other ladies and they were the deciding factor in which treatment option I took so am grateful to you all for that as I was having a really hard time on the decision.
Meanwhile I can't seem to find any of my earlier posts - a few weeks ago I reported innapropriate advertising on the forum, next time I came on the site, I was banned for a few hours! So i think the moderator banned me by mistake and maybe that's why my earlier posts disappeared.
Best wishes all. girly x
I understand how you feel, but honestly it is a relief to have it all over. Wishing you all the very best. Take small steps and it is surprising how quickly things improve. Do what your body tells you. I had my masectomy on January 30th and today walked over 10,000 steps. Xx