it's great news that your surgery was a success, I asked for copies of all my paperwork and discovered I had three different cancers, but they were all in the same spot. So I thinks it must not be so unusual. The fact that it had not spread is a big plus.
Your team can arrange your treatment round your wedding plans. Having something so wonderful to focus on will be a help.
Thank you all so much for your replies and advice, which I will take on board. I went to see my consultant on Thursday to get the results of my operation. He said they'd found two kinds of cancer in two seperate tumours!! However, he had successfully removed both of them along with the sentinal lymph node, and the cancer hadn't spread. The full breast mastectomy was the only option he had in order to remove everything. It was such a relief to hear this So, now it's a case of waiting to see the oncologist to talk about the chemo. Just thought I'd share this with you xx
Welcome to the BCC Forum. I'm sure you'll find lots of support here from fellow members.
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Very best wishes
Hi Elsie-lou welcome.
sorry to hear you've had to join our horrible little club, especially at what should be a happy time for you.
I had a WLI and found it difficult so I imagine it's much worse after a mastectomy. I can only advise take your pain killers half an hour before you do your exercises. It helps and they do get easier.
Hello! I've just joined the forum after finding the website this evening. I just had a right breast mastectomy two weeks ago after being diagnosed 4wks earlier, so I'm still trying to come to terms with everything. It's been so quick that I don't really know how or what to feel. I'm getting married in August this year and I know it's never ever a good time to be diagnosed with breast cancer, but to be diagnosed this close to my wedding made it worse, I think, if that's possible. The hospital have been great and have told me they won't start chemo until after our wedding so that's been a relief. I still have quite a lot of discomfort and pain and the exercises I'm doing make the discomfort worse, but I know I have to do them. I also need to get my right arm moving proerly as i use a manual wheelchair all of the time due to other physical impairments, so this is really important to me.