Congratulations, I have mine in January. This Friday is the anniversary of my triple assessment and November 1st is the anniversary of my DX. I'm becoming rather reflective about the whole thing. OH says I should forget all about it!! Easy for him to say.
poemsgalore - I'm doing OK, 5 years now since diagnosis. Finishing anastrozole soon - not sure how I feel about that, but looking forward to not having the side effects!
Celebrate your 'anniversary' - it's an important milestone.
Lucy - if you can move the thread that would be great. Thanks.
Good to hear from you, although your story certainly isn't straight forward and you have gone through a lot. But I'm glad you finally found an onco that listened to you.
I'm 62, and I've been pretty fortunate - so far - that my medics have taken me seriously. Even when I had a mad moment after finishing chemo I told my onco that I could feel lumps in my remaining breast and pain on pressing. She sent me off for US which found nothing. The pain was coming from my ribs, but I wasn't fobbed off at all.
I don't know how you feel, but it has been suggested that this thread should be in the 'Talking to people like me' section, so if we ever go 'missing', look in there as we might be moved by request.
Come and let off steam whenever you need to.
Hi my name is Macie I am 73 yrs old and was first dx in 2007(67) I then wanted a MX but i was talked out of it much to my regret by the Onc so I had WLE&SNB with clear margins and went on to have radiotherapy.and Arimadex for 5 yrs.
After 2 yrs I new that there was something wrong and continually asked for investigations only to be told it was just me being anxious (long story).In 2012 Jan i finally saw a different Onc who took me seriously and I had a mammogram & U/S that were negative so he ordered a Nuclear Bone Scan which showed a soft tissue mass in the chest wall and secondaries in the sternum.
I went to see surgeon at royal brompton hosp with a view of removal of sternum bone and reconstruction but decided against it as to risky an op at my age 10 hr operation with 2 teams of surgeons.I opted for the offer of Cyber Knife treatment which I had successfully last November but have now developed what i am told is fat necrosis DX by U/S 3 weeks ago.Has anybody else had this problem.I should add that I had Taxol first and then Epirubicin before I had the C/N both had very bad reactions so was taken off them after 12 doses of tax and 4epirubicin and then had the C/K
I am on Exemestane although I am supposedy TN now with a low ER+2 but they say it might help and to give it a go until I have my next scan early in Dec (can't wait).
I read all the different posts and threads with great interest and follow a number of your journeys and find you all so incredibly brave and up beat and I gain strengh from this forum and hope now that I have found it I will take part more I did find it a while ago but when everything changed I lost it.
Well thankyou for letting me let of steam and I do hope every one else's treatment is going well and being kind to you all
Macie x x
It might, maybe we should ask the 'mods' if we could have it moved there??
How are things Jenifer? I am getting close to my 'anniversary' of being DX last November 1st. So it's a bit of a twitchy time at the moment.
Maybe this thread would have been easier to find if it had been located in the Talking to People Like Me section?
That's where the Younger Women threads are.
Bumping this thread up again for any newcomers to find.
We must keep it active, or we may 'lose' it among the other threads again. xx
Hi, I've been looking all over for this thread. Almost started a new one, but it seems it hasn't been visited for a while, so I'm bumping it up in case others want to post on it.