Thanks Donna. It certainly is a difficult rollercoaster and you sound like you've had a really rough ride I've only been on it for 3 weeks and I'm feeling battered already.
A friend of mine who I spoke to yesterday just told me to take each day as it comes and that's what I'm trying to do atm. I think even if surgeon says WLE I'm resigned to mastectomy now so might just go for that - I don't think I could be as strong as you have and face surgery 3 times along with everything else that may or may not (God I hate this uncertainty) be on the horizon. From what you've said it sounds like you are doing brilliantly just hope I can do as well.
i do hope your results are good in Friday, and I hope your unwanted lodgers are gone for Christmas too.
We are thrown into this world of uncertainties , and we feel every emotion ever possible, we cope how best we can, no matter how strong I'm being it never seems enough at certain times, I've now had 2 WLE's and each time the results shown a scattering of cells still on the margins. So yesterday I was told I'll have to have another WLE in the summer when my chemotherapy has finished. Then followed by radiotherapy and herceptin. Feel like I've been through the mill already and this is only the beginning.
Hi all. I was diagnosed with a grade 2 lobular on 3rd Dec. but after an MRI was done, a bigger one has been found that was biopsied on Monday and I should know results on Friday - there was a sort of treatment plan in place on 3rd Dec. but its all changed now.
I'm hoping that my surgery, originally scheduled for 22nd December will still take place (even though now it will be a mastectomy and not a wle as originally planned) as I really would like to see the back of these unwanted lodgers before Christmas !
I was diagnosed end of Aug, have had Lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy, 1 of 3 nodes positive so having chemo, due to start 8 cycles next Monday too ! Then further surgery is on the cards, I guess radio and tamoxifen.Everything has happened so fast, I feel I haven't reallly thought about it properly just got on with it. I'm 41 with 2 children, have you joined the YBCN fb group?
I'm planning on trying the cold cap, I have a meeting with a chemo nurse tomorrow so it will be on my list of questions.
Hope you are doing ok x
hello, i a new and I know the feeling. This is my second breast cancer diagnosis, the first was radiation/lumpectomy (7 yrs ago) and now I had a mastectomy left breast last week. My emotions are all over the place and it's all so surreal and scary. I may be doing chemo this time for sure, so i will keep updating...Let me know how bout the cold cap should you try it....
It sounds like you have a good team with a good plan of action with the chemo/meds/radiation. I think your emotions are all very normal and that you are entitled to express them and feel them. I am happy you have 2 sons and a wedding to look forward to it!
you have a survivor friend that just wants to say, it's okay. Best to you and hope your day is encouraging.