Bloody fantastic news, so happy for you! I wish my oncologist had made a decision for me like that, I am 2% ish but she left the decision of chemo or not all up to me!
You should come over to the thread in surgery called "surgery/results over -
little more light hearted as we all know what treatments we are going to have, and although it is still a scary and anxious time for everyone, it's a great place to have a laugh or a moan and generally let of steam
what I have found, and a lot of people agree, is that sometimes friends, family and colleagues seem to have the impression that once surgery is done etc you should be feeling positive and cheerful. Personally the surgery part was the easy bit, it's my head that's a mess now and the thought of taking drugs with ridiculous side effects for the next 10 years is sometimes too much to bear and wondering ...
Once again delighted wendi
well I'm delighted to hear that pesky drain is gone, should help you get some more sleep.
So another wait for you, I can't believe how long it takes where you are! I think it's a really stressful time and are they keeping to the NICE guidelines. Maybe one of the nurses here may be able to help.
hopefully you can have a smashing weekend tho, free of the drain
love and hugs
thank you my lovely x
I wish I had dug deeper into everything so I was more prepared for my little chemo surprise, you listen to what your surgeon and bcn says and expect they are right but please be aware that there are twists and turns along the way
don't want to alarm you, just an gentle warning x
hopefully you've got a nice weekend planned?
remember that we are all here to help each other whatever crops up and it's good to share with folks here
Good evening lovely ladies
just dropping by to say hi and hopefully you are all getting along this bumpy, scary road
certainly highs and lows all round
I've been on another couple of threads with my big dilemma, decisions to make on Tuesday as to whether or not to have chemo although it was not part of the original plan, talk about mince for brains
keep posting, keep supporting
I have sent you a message, should see in Messages on top right hand corner of screen, so we can keep in touch because, as you say, we are going through similar treatments and would be good to keep in touch.
Hope you have managed to have a good weekend.
Glad to hear your results were good NicoFischer,
Shame you have to go through Chemo but you wont be alone, you are in good company. Hopefully we can all help eachother with remedies for any side effects we have and have a good moan together when we feel rubbish, or maybe we will be lucky and not feel too bad, lets hope!!
Best wishes to you all
Sandra x x
I has my post op results yesterday, like you clear margin but 2 out of 4 nodes affected. I am waiting for the date for next op - full node removal. I was told I might need to wait up to 3 weeks for op which I wasnt very happy about.
I have been told I will have chemo because of 2 nodes affected. Not looking forward to another 2 weeks of waiting to find out how many more are affected.
I hope your op goes well tomorrow and then you can get on with treatment and getting better.
Thanks for your lovely message Jo. It's good to be part of such a supportive community. Fingers crossed for all those waiting for results.
Valerie, I do feel for you. I've been there, again and again, you know the drill (biopsies, is it cancer, how bad, etc etc). I am waiting too for the results of CT scan and bone scan but haven't heard anything yet and I assume no news is good news (or isn't it?). Soon I will have to worry for the results of the node clearance. And so on. This waiting room of hell won't stop. One day I will have to worry for the results of the check-up. Nobody will ever tell me I am cured, ever. As depressing as it is, I can live with it: I don't really have a choice. I'll just go on with the base philosophy that goes: "do you have a problem right now? if not, then you don't have a problem". I'll live on in a perennial state of upheaval and I will try to find pleasure in every minute I am alive.
It may seem extreme but at the moment it seems the only outlook that lets me keep my sanity. Also, maybe in a few years there will be a definitive cure, who knows? In the meantime, good luck x And keep calm, don't try to divine the future. One day at a time xxx
Hello ladies - I'm having a bit of a meltdown with worry and moments of sheer panic about the results of an MRI this Friday. I was all set to have a bi-lateral mastectomy and removal of lymph nodes on left side Saturday 20 June. Had an appointment on Friday 19 for sentinal lymph node procedure on the right side but was called to speak to my surgeon who told me results of CT scan had shown something on both liver and adrenal glands.
My last mammogram was 18 months ago and they checked it again in the light of my diagnosis and it was completely clear. So, in the space of 4 weeks I have had to come to terms with the surgery which I thought I had just about got my thoughts around, which is now postponed - and now trying to come to terms with the MRI and waiting till Thursday 2 July for the results!
Trying to avoid wishing my life away to make the time go faster - and to think positive until I get the difinitive diagnosis.
Love to all
Thanks for your wishes Sheena. The good news is I don't need further surgery & my lymph nodes were negative, so that's a huge relief. Not so great is the fact that I have to have chemo because of my age & the high grade of the cancer. This will of course be followed by radiotherapy & then tamoxifen. I know it could be worse & it is good to know the plan but I'm dreading the chemo.
I am going to get my results tomorrow and I am terrified as well.
How did it go? I really hope for the best, for all of us.
It's a normal reaction but still so scary. At least you have had necessary ops and now if you need further surgery it is another hurdle you will get over. It's good that we get to talk to our surgeons and he is there for you so try and relax as best you can. The waiting is always the worst part. Whatever they suggest is going to get you over this 'inconvenience ' . We are all here for you, sending strength and courage lol xxxxx
So sorry you are so fearful....just remember the waiting is the worst so if you are being seen tomorrow it is only one sleep away! I have been called to meetings at short notice which have sent me into a flat spin. The last time I was called in at short notice was because they knew I was anxious so thought it was better for me to be seen asap and they had a same day slot.....
Also it is quite usual for the MDT to discuss a case and decide what the next course of treatment is and for the plan to be shared by the original surgeon. I was then referred and seen the same day by the oncologist for further discussions. I found that for several weeks it was all full on and busy with seeing one dept or another.
I do hope you can take someone with you to support you and to listen and take notes as I find my brain gets left at the door and I think I am hearing and responding but ask me later about the detail and my dear husband has a much better recall.
I hope that you are able to sleep tonight and to think that this time tomorrow you will know more and most likely have a plan to work with.
I have had grade 3 invasive ductal tumour and 18 out of 18 positive nodes. I have had lumpectomy and 2 weeks ago had a second operation to try and get clear margins.
I called the hospital today to see if results where back and i was told that my case was going to be discussed at the multidisciplinary meeting on Monday so i just assumed i would hear after then.
Just now i got a call from the breast clinic asking me to come into an appointment tomorrow at short notice with the breast surgeon.
I am now shaking with fear that he did not get clear margins and is i need another operation likely a mx or worse as i am being called in at short notice
Has anyone else had a similar experience please xxx