So sorry to read your news. Just wanted to send you a virtual hug.
It must feel to overwhelming at the moment. My only advice at this stage would be to say, take one day at a time and then one treatment at a time. Xxx
Hi Louise, so sorry to hear your results weren't as you hoped they would be. Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you xx
Hi, hope your okay , I was told yesterday biopsy shows breast cancer think he said grade 2 got to wait till next Wednesday for MRI to see if it's spread gets results next Friday , seems so unfair to have to wait over a week again I just need to know to , I'm 58 and my girls are older which is hard enough but for you with younger children it must be so hard but they are such a lovely distraction at that age I'm sure they will help you through it all xx
I found the biopsy so painful that I screamed! The nurse said that it's very common and I did well not to swear! Its because that can't actually numb the lump, only around it, so waste of time trying really. Far more painful than anything else you will go through.
I think I mentioned before that I also suffer with fatigue and was worried about the operation. Let your team know beforehand and when you come round from the anaesthetic, just concentrate on your breathing, nothing else. After a short time, you will feel fine.
I noticed you were on here early this morning, so hope you're not too tired as you're not sleeping well. I'm sleeping a little better now, but still finding it difficult at times.
Also,hope work went ok today and it wasn't too upsetting or draining for you xx
Hi, the waiting is truly the worst, as you will see from so many posts on this forum. I too imagined every ache was bone cancer as I was booked for full body bone scan, liver scan, chest X-ray plus bloods. I got my results yesterday and though I have a grade 2 NST with suspicious lymph nodes, the rest of body appears clear! Which is a huge relief. I am booked for mastectomy on 30th, I am fortunate as things have moved very fast for me was only seen at breast clinic on 15th. Once you know it really is easier (I promise) keep your chin up. Sending a hug. Xx
I also struggle with fatigue, now and before diagnosis. But BCN said that was nothing to do with the cancer. So try not to worry ( easier said, I know). The MRI is a good idea as it will show up any problems and its better done sooner rather than later.
Best wishes x
Hi. Sounds very similar to me. I was diagnosed in march with grade 2 oestrogen positive her 2 negative bc. I am 42. I also had an mri, I was told it is sometimes hard in younger women to get ideas of sizes from ultrasound (mine was initially thought to be 42mm, was actually 19mm). I have now had my lumpectomy with clear margins and my lymph nodes are clear. There was a 'blob' on my mri that did not show up on ultrasound (turned out to be benign)
I have been feeling rubbish since june last year, and my gp ran lots of tests and decided I had fibromyalgia. I had been to see a specialist in jan and was waiting to see a sleep specialist when I got diagnosed. I have been feeling a bit better since the op, but then I have also not been at work (I used to do quite long hours). I am also beginning to doubt the fm diagnosis!
Good luck with the results today.
Hi Louise. So sorry that you've found yourself here, but it really is a friendly place to be when you find yourself in our situation. Did they mention the type of cancer you had? It can come in various forms, one of which is called invasive lobular cancer. It just means the cancer has started in the lobules of the breast rather than the ducts (the most common type) The reason I'm saying this is because lobular is a bit sneaky and can, on a very rare occasion, be in the other breast too. For this reason, they like all lobular ladies to undergo MRI before treatment starts. I had lobular cancer and am almost 4 years post diagnosis and continue to do well, and that's after chemo as well as radiation treatment. Wishing all the best in whatever treatment plan you embark upon. Take care, Ann X X