Hi everyone this bright and shiny evening. On nightshift so thought I'd pop in and say hi. Kat and Lili it's seems we are members of 2 clubs, sadly neither of them fun clubs!
I was brought up by my Dad Kat and then a short time later I got me a Step-Mum who luckily wasn't one of the wicked witch types, lol.
Keep well ladies
Thank you Sandra! I am going to physio next Thursday.
Another question - do you wear the bracelet about the lymphoedema alert? I probably should look at the pharmacy... I feel so scared now about cuts on my arm and I'm not sure if I should be so paranoid or not.
Yes Liz, certainly it's strange suddenly to meet people with the same past and the same present!! Like I said to Michelle we are joining the club:))
It is a shame re your hormon negatuve but you have a plan:) And it's not like we are the first ones to face it.
My tumour was eostrogen positive and progesteron negative. So I probably will be on hormon therapy for long time. Next Thursday I'm going to my surgeon and she will tell me results from lymph nodes and will send me to oncologist. On the same day I go to physio.
Take care and hugs!
Hi Migel, it seems we are joining the club here with simila situations in life! 🙂 So who brought you up? I was brought by my aunty, the younger sister of my mum. And who knows what my mum would die from if she lived full life. Unfortunately she suicided.
I am scared to cry because I think I won't be able to stop:))
I try to distruct myself - do some graphic designs or draw/paint:)
Op not til 8th August (i am having holiday first) I have good days and bad days as everyone does but i can truly say that you are all a big help. xx thank you for asking
Please do all keep us informed of your successes xx
Wow how weird and great (if you can say that) is that. Three of us with same thing, albeit at different stages who lost mums at the age of 10. So lovely to meet you both. Kat I hope that you arm soon feels better. I have read about the cording bit, and it does seem as though it is painful. All my hugs to you for that.
Michelle, hello xxx. Like you if I had still been at the hospital I would have had a sneaky look at my results. Lol.
But bugger, bugger, bugger, went to the clinic yesterday and found out that my lump is non hormone receptive ( I think that is what the consultant said), it is the one where the tablets won't work, so my new plan is lumpectomy, chemo and radiotherapy. Was hoping to try and avoid the chemo, but hey ho it was not to be.
Never mind , my daughter said she would come wig shopping with me !!
Purple hair here I come !!! (Hubby says he won't walk on the same side of the road from me if I do lol!!)
Sue W how are you? Where are you up to now? Do you know your plan of action?
We will all have to stick together, what do you all say. Big hugs to you all. I always say the hugs mean a lot and like smiles they are free.
Take care all of you xxxx
Kat2000 ...... OMG how bizarre. My Mum died aged 41, uterine cancer, not breast, and I was also 10 years old at the time, that is freaky. Just got my diagnosis on Wednesday although I've known it was breast cancer since Sunday (I work at the hospital and had sneaked a peak at the results). Sounds like you're a few weeks down this path. I hope you get some relief from your arm problems. Not everyone can cry easily but sometimes it can help to expel some of the emotional turmoil, cathartic as they say.
thank you for response!! First I looked again at the forum and thought that my message was just read and passed as of course most of us here are having a hard time... But eventually I found my post and yours above!:)) My mother died when she was 41 but not from breast cancer. I was 10 as well. What a coincidence...
Re this forum - I'm glad I found it as I can see how common our problem is and that I'm not alone.
At the moment it's day 7 after axillary clearance. My arm feels annoying especially at the back and along it. Yesterday I said about it to my breast care nurse and she said it's rare condition called something like cording. She said she will organise the physio for me next week...
Emotionally - I never cry, but sometimes I'm feeling so hopeless. I need to feel the other way of course. Distraction helps:)))
All the best,
I was diagnosed in April this year on my birthday (ha! - "nice" birthday present:(). It was just a routine mammogram and they picked up a small 9mm lump in my left breast. I had lumpectomy on 25th May and then the biopsy results showed 3mm lump in sentinel lymph node. So at the moment I am forth day after axillary clearance. Trying to get to terms with different condition of the arm:( Still I don't understand why all of it is happenning to me - we live a healthy lifestyle, eating lots of fruit and vegies, don't smoke, don't drink much, do some exercises during a week. My grandmother on my farther's side died from cancer, but noone knows what sort. It's all pretty shocking...
But together we might win, what do you think?:)
Huggs to all and best wishes,
Jencat, I still feel a bit in the clouds, but feel that I am among friends on here. I also have two good friends that are there for me, even though I have had to be strong for them initially!!! I have a further appointment next Thursday to be told what type the tumour is, and exactly what treatment they are going to do for me. Yes I do feel quite positive at the moment, but I suppose it will come to days where I don't feel as positive.
Here at Oldham we have a newly opened Maggie's centre that I am going to use as well. Take care xxxx
Lilibet, thank you very much for your nice comments 🙂 How are you today? xx
Basia-how are you feeling now that it's two weeks since you had your op? xx
Hello lillibet. Your first post was so similar to mine. I think many of us try and be strong for those around us and the shock of diagnosis feels very surreal.
I am a little ahead of you, having had a lumpectomy and sentinal lymph nodes removed on the 6th June. I've found this forum a big help although I haven't posted on here myself much. You won't feel positive every day, but that's ok, we're allowed bad days. I think it's taken until now to sink in for me and I'm feeling calmer now I've got my results strangely.
One day at a time x
Yes, definitely! 🙂 x My bc nurse was very upbeat and said they're looking to cure, not treat me, so I'm sure it will be the same for you too x
I'm trying not to think too much about the biopsies next week, I'm still bruised from the ones three weeks ago! xx
And you will climb it and skip down the road on the other side.
This forum has been a godsend to me, I was diagnosed as a result of a routine mammo, had op, clear margins and had radiotherapy which i finished in Jan this year. I am on tamoxifen for 5 years a small price to pay for. I am back at work, living my life normally and playig lawn green bowls again, which I have to say in Sept last year when I was diagnosed it didnt seem possible that I would be doing all that again.
This is a wonderful safe place where we can be ourselves, which you will see from the posts of the going through treatment thread. We are always here for you
I was also diagnosed last week with early bc-I've got to have a lumpectomy and possibly radiotherapy. The biopsy came back clear, but my lump is quite large for those results (apparently it only happens in about 10% of cases. Trust me to be different!) so I've got to have another biopsy next week so they can double check.
Thinking of you xx