Good to hear that its all done. Its bit of a shock when it doesn't go to plan but also good to know that they are doing everything they can to make sure you are ok.
Hope the drain isn't too uncomfortable and that you are managing to sleep ok.
I have just seen your post. Glad to learn that you are through the surgery albeit it sounds as if you have been through the mill a bit.
No wonder you are feeling a bit weak and emotional after all of that, but get plenty of rest now and build your strength back up.
Hi Sarah, ive posted here as well cos not sure you will see my other one.
Surgery went well on Wed.
Allocated my bed by 08:30 and taken down to radiology for 2 wire localisations done via digital mammogram and the other via ultrasound completed by mid morning with radiologist and then wheeled straight up to operating theatre floor to be prepared for surgery.
Discussions between the radiologist & surgeon prior to going into theatre resulted in the surgeon telling me he had decided to take a larger tissue area than he originally thought and after surgery he told my husband and friend he had to remove even more so i ended up with a quadrantectomy.
Was back on the surgical ward by about 3ish from recovery. Slick processes, excellent organisation, medical staff &porters. (Spanish NHS hospital.)Very impressed.
Im strapped up like a mummy!!! Which is very supportive. i have a drain and have to go to Drs every 2 days and hospital revision on Monday. Before i went into theatre the surgeon said 3-4 weeks for pathology results. Glad its out of the way and can get on with recovery. Wasnt expecting the bandaging or drain but i guess it was a bigger op than originally expected.
Feeling quite weak and was abit emotional this morning. Looking forward to seeing surgeon to see why so much was taken. I understand he decided to take some fibrosis aswell as everything else which had never been talked about.. Im sure during the ultrasound aswell i heard the radiologist and other doctor present pointing out something they thought was an abscess and they zoomed in to take a photo. I didnt question it as id spent along time clamped in the mammogram more pain from the ultrasound one etc.
Time will tell i guess
Are you ok?
Hope you had a good Christmas and New Year. I had my results letter on Christmas Eve - everything looks good best Christmas present Ever !! Glad it all went well, have you got your date yet?
Hi Poppy, Hope yesterday went ok, and that you now have a date for your op.
I may get the results beforehand as it does seem a long time to wait but to be honest I'm not too worried about it - lets face it after having surgery, chemotherapy & radiotherapy in the last 12 months and still having the Herceptin injections until April, I'd have to be damn unlucky for there to be anything sinister lurking.
I'm good thanks Poppy. Treatment, whilst not particularly pleasant, has been ok. I finished Chemo in June and Rads in August I now just have 6 more Herceptin injections to go and should finish in April 2017 and I have plenty of hair for Christmas
Its been a long old journey but the end is in sight now, well I hope so, I ended up being diagnosed with a 1.9mm ILC and a 50mm DCIS. My consultant said that a mastectomy would be too drastic as the DCIS was low grade and shouldn't cause any problems. I have my 1st year mammogram tomorrow and then a consultation with the breast surgeon on 13th Jan so hopefully will know then if the decision to just have the WLE was the right one.
It hardly seems like a year has gone by since we were all in 'the waiting room' and its such a shame that you are having to go through it all again, hopefully, this time, it will just be a case of removing the microcalcifications and that will be the end of it - fingers crossed. The wire localisation is fine - I had it before my WLE.
Keep well and let me know how you get on
I dip in and out occassionally and saw your post, hope everything goes ok for you x I have my first year checkup on Wednesday - trying not to think to much about it.
Got the clear margin and clear nodes (great) but also got her2+ (not so great) so chemo, herceptin, rads and tamoxifen to follow. Once I get a start date there will be no more waiting
Good luck everyone with any results you are awaiting and any treatment you have.
Really good news Poppy Those 'recall' statistics must be quite accurate if you remember back to the end of November there were 4 of us going for tests and only 1 has been found positive - that's a positive for any of you ladies out there waiting on results !!
I don't get my post-op results until 15 Jan but I'm keeping everything crossed for good margins and clear nodes.
Hi Poppyfields, sorry you are still waiting, I really feel for you, th waiting is such an anxious time. Since we last spoke I've had my surgery and I'm now waiting for results on margins and lymph nodes. Not sure which hospital you are at but I had my appointment for results at 9.20am on that day 7 ladies went in and 5 got good news - keeping everything crossed for you.
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