Thank you for the information, I actually call the helpline today as I received a letter from my oncologist which I didnt understand - lovely lady on the phone very helpful!
Thank you for your post, I think we may be at a similar stage in our journey.
My Chemo starts 14th January, i'm also having FEC T. 3x6 treatments then radiotherapy.
I'm so please i have joined this forum it's nice to be in contact with others who are going through this emotional stressful journey.
Ive never joined a forum before so struggling a bit at moment where to post etc.
So sorry you had to join this club.
You do feel sometimes that you are not given correct information.
The experts can only tell you after surgery exactly what is what.
From what I have read on this site.
You are not alone and everyone on this site is very helpful and supportive.
I joined just after 29/10/ 2014.
My tumour was 1.6cm once removed.
They told me it was slightĺy smaller after biopsy.
I was told lumpetomy plus radio initially.
Then SNB showed slight spread in nodes so told on 28/11/2014 thatI need chemo.
When I first heard about my breast cancer following a screening I was gutted.
Crying all the time.An emotional wreck. It didnt help that one of my best friends died a couple of days earlier.p
I am one of those people that have to understand things fully so with help of all concerned, drs,specialists, nurses, ladies on this site, I found out everything I could.
I had my meeting with oncologist las Friday and he really was impressed.
I am absolutely petrifief of chemo - lets face it -who isnt ?
We all have different ways of dealing with things.
I know know what drugs I am going tobe treated with, how, when, where etc.
I hadn't heard of cold cap until I read about it on this forum somewhere so I an going to try that.
I know a little bit more about what to expect so that makes me feel better.
I wont know how I react to the treatment until I have it. So thats ok.
My chemo starts Jan 2nd. It is FEC T. 3 sessions of each, I am starting withe the T first.
So gonna try and have a good time.
Then feel I am ready.
I hope some of the above helps you.
Any questions just raise on the blog and someone will have the experience to answer you.
I am so glad I found the site pre surgery.
All the very best.
Maggie, You have had a terrible time. Once your treatment starts you will start to feel better and more in control. It does come as a shock to the system and no matter who you are or where we all react differently, however the news is still the same and we have to deal with it. It sounds as if you have support so use all you can get. Do the exercises it does hurt to start with but definately will get better. Look out for signs of any swelling and be proactive whether it is via the breast care nurses or your GP. Be good to yourself, take care. Anne