Good luck from me too Helen. Come Wednesday you will be feeling much better. I was much happier once the op was done and it was my birthday the day after! I got a card off the breast surgeon which was nice.
Let us know how you are as soon as you feel up to it. Love Sheila. Xx
Hugs and will be thinking of you as well over the next few days.
Looking forward to hearing how smoothly it all went.
Helen, thinking of you over next few days - I hope all goes well and let us now how you are as soon as you are well enough to do so. Much love xx
I have had lung Mets for nearly 3years and I go swimming once or twice a week.
I also swam while on chemo. Maybe not wise but I waited until almost 2 weeks after each session when my immune system was on the way back up and I was okay.
Hope you get away, it will do you good!
Love Sheila xx
Thanks everyone for taking time to reply and reassure me...I hope you all have a good weekend. I feel more positive today but know that I'm going to be a nervous wreck again tues morning!
Big hugs to you all ♥
When I had the initial consultation with him 2 wks ago before the biopsy, he said because I'd had 2 previous breast cancers and never smoked, the likelihood of it being lung cancer was about 1%.... why didnt he just say yesterday that he hadnt had all the results in yet not kick me down again with that news??
Bev, my husband's tumour was large and was in both lobes of his lung but he had biopsies and pet scans etc and because they couldn't find any signs of spread he had surgery. Don't give up Bev. It will probably be BC but if not your onc needs to refer you to a lung specialist who will hopefully be more positive.
When will you know the results? Hope you don't have to wait long. Love Sheila. Xx
Oh thank you Sheila...its just that the lung doc sounded so bl***y gloomy and said if I had to choose I'd want it to be breast mets as there wdnt be many treatment options for the lung and hinted at probably palliative chemotherapy.
So I dont think surgery would be an option anyway...it sounds too advanced. Its all such a mess !! I just want someone to wake me up from a bad dream x
As the others say, I'm sure it will turn out to be BC Mets but I can understand how you are feeling. I just wanted to say although I know it may not help, that my husband was diagnosed with primary lung cancer in Nov 2010. He had his left lung removed Jan 2011 and he is fine. He does get out of breath at times but he rides his bike, goes long walks and works 2 days a week. As I said, I'm sure yours won't be primary lung but if it is there is still hope. Sorry for waffling! Not been up that long but wanted to try and help. Love Sheila. Xx
I'm sorry to read you're having such a worrying time at the moment. As well as the support you a receiving here you might find it helpful to give the BCC helpline call. Here you can share your thoughts and feelings with someone who will offer you a listening ear as well as emotional support and practical information. The number to call is 0808 800 6000. Lines are open weekdays 9 to 5pm and Saturday 10 to 2pm.
Best wishes Sam, BCC Facilitator
i was taken off tamox in april after my diagnosis so not sure what the bleeding is about? Will see my ONC first thing monday so will see what she says.
After reading this thread, I wondered if any of you might be interested in joining in our Secondary Live Chat service which runs every Tuesday evening between 8.30pm and 9.30pm? The session is hosted by a nurse and facilitated by a moderator, so there's always someone to talk to in real time. The regular users of Secondary Live chat are a wonderful support to one another, being able to 'talk' to each other about things that you might find difficult to talk to those close to you about. I have put the link to live chat below for you to have a look at. If you want to give it a try you will be made most welcome, we look forward to seeing you there.
Yes....Torquay has a beach, Brixham is more a small fishing port....with lots of eateries and drinkeries! Babbacombe is a small town which is nice also a clifftop walk. And a walk or a lift ride down to the sea.....nice pub at sea level if you walk down to babbacombe, sandy beach which you can walk to from Babbacombe at Oddicombe...only about 1/2 a mile...but Im not sure if its all fully open cos there have been some cliff falls.
Yes....the symptoms I get are sore hands and feet which worsens over time as levels gradually build up and leak through capillaries into the skin...whereas gastrointestinal symptoms tend to be more immediate.....Dartmouth is a lovely place...and then theres Brixham, Torquay and a favourite of mine Babbacombe....all within striking distance.xx
Hi Dani....just to say that the first few days of the next cycle are often the time with fewest side effects for me...presumably the last cycle at a very low level and the next cycle not yet built up......it may be different for GI symptoms. Have a great break...dartmouth is lovelyxx
This morning I started my period.....I was stunned to say the least. How is that possible whilst on chemo?
My friend is a BCN so text her straightaway and she said it was nothing to be concerned about but to call my ONC who will probably tell me there's nothing to worry about. I'm on Cap as you probably already know but not taking any hormorne therapy. I was taking Tamoxifen up until my second diagnosis which was back in April and ONC said to stop taking it but wouldn't put me on any hormone therapy just Cap. It's confusing but I have to trust what she says...Yes?
Hope all is well with everyone and enjoying this lovely Summer's day.
Love and light always
Oh thanks both! That has definitely made things a bit less confusing. I know I'll get more answers when I see the Onc but its lovely to get some clarity in the meantime.
lulu...when you say 3 or 4 cycles....how long is a cycle? Does it mean youre on chemo most of the time? I was hoping to go back to working for the charity I work for just a day or 2 a week if up to it. Theyve been marvellous and said they'll be happy for me to go in as and when I want, I normally do 3 days but they said just to go in on the odd morning here and there as I please.
I was hoping the side effects wont be as bad this time round as the 3 combined drugs (FEC).
♥♥ bev ♥♥
Hi chocolates and lulu ....thanks for the comments. Could my mets be her2+ if ive previously been triple neg then er+? I'm so worried about what else they could find.
Lulu...does the chemo work just as effectively on 2 large tumors as opposed to multiple small ones? And also how long do u have chemo for exactly?
And....sorry for all the questions...but what is the average time they stay stable for after shrinkage with chemo and do u have to have rads as well?
Love and hugs to you
Chocolates how are you today? I've just read your post from the other day and want to give you a big hug and tell you all will be ok. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.
Thank you ladies for your lovely posts and wanted to say that although I feel fatigue I don't feel unwell which is a bonus. I've yet to go on the Inspire website but will do that at the end of my post.
I'm wishing all you lovely ladies the best of everything and enjoy the NOW, don't worry about tomorrow.
About to do my medidation which invariably sends me to sleep.
Love and light always around you all.