Hi Helen, youve acheived a lot in a very short time surgery home same day drains out couple of days later, WHOOOOOOOH, not surprised your feeling a bit weepy, Im balling me eyes out all over the place , thanks to pre op advice given by "Nurse of the year", and I havent had my surgery yet, like I said said we are entitled to feel as we do I dunno why we feel bad for feeling bad, no one wants to wear our badge do they?
Another long wait until the 7th, that date can't come quick enough for me Im hoping to come out aound 5th or 6th, mind you if that bloody nurse is on duty I may get asked to leave for telling her , well for telling her to Foxtrot Oscar away from me.
Sending gentle hugs
Love Bloss XXX Blimey only 3 glasses to a bottle tonight
Hi Helen, I'm glad your surgery went well. I had my op Tues and came home Weds. I've been back twice with swelling under arm pit. Doctor looked again today but I'm told it's a blood clot, tissue and bruising which will settle down. Wish I could fast forward a couple of weeks. Trying to do my exercises but it's stiff and painful.Hope the level of pain gets better quickly for you xx
Hi Slou, what a lovely message, youve made me feel better, love the grown up V the little girl, I'm gonna adopt that thought Thank You, glad its all going ok you sound as if taking control has helped, It helped me to when I told em I wasn't having any lumpectomy I wanted mine removed, just gotta tell myself that now as operation is scarily near, I no its the right thing to do though.
my lumpectomy is also on the 22nd.........2 days after my big 50th birthday and birthday bash! Timing is not great for us is it?! I delayed my surgery to get birthday out the way as I was due surgery last Friday (12th). Think concentrating on the party has kept me sane however but in saying that I've been awake all night thinking the "invader" could have been gone by now if I hadn't delayed. The mental anguish for all us ladies in these waiting periods is horrendous. Some days I am really strong and other days I'm a complete wreck. I've even cried on my boss and trust me he is the most inhuman person you could meet lol. Good luck for a week on Monday xxx
I was diagnosed with Invasive Lobular cancer at the beginning of December following an early screening Mammogram and I totally understand the whirlwind of emotions you are going through. I had MRI scans and further biopsies (due to it being lobular) and a lumpectomy and SNB on 22nd December (which wasn't as bad as I expected) and I really felt ok after - just a bit tired and emotional but hardly surprising really, I don't think my feet touched the ground during that time - the MDTs really do move quickly to get this thing sorted for us.
Because of Christmas & New Year, I had quite a wait for my post surgery results but when I got them the nodes and margins were all clear. The biopsy came back that my cancer was her2+ so chemo and Herceptin as well as rads and Tamoxifen recommended - I came out of that appointment pretty low -wasn't expecting that !!
Well, it didn't take me long to decide that I was going to do everything I could to bolt the door on this unwanted lodger and on Wednesday I had my first chemo (FEC-T x 6) It was OK - nowhere near as bad as I was expecting and, 4 days on I feel great.
Didn't cold cap (couldn't face it to be honest) so I've had my shoulder length curly hair cut into a trendy cropped cut (which everyone thinks looks fab - might be a good style for when it grows back!) and I've got a wig (which is very like my hair when I spend AGES straightening it) with some lovely highlights. Now looking at other headwear for everyday - not sure I'll want to wear my wig all the time but the main thing is that I've taken control of the situation and it has made me feel much better about it.
The emotions of the last few weeks have now changed to positive ones and I'm doing OK - you ladies will too. My advice (for what its worth) from what I've gone through in the last few weeks - Don't overthink everything, talk to others who have been through (or are going through this) be honest with loved ones about how you are feeling and focus those thoughts in a positive direction.
It's scary stuff but make sure that the grown up on the outside tells the little girl inside that its going to be ok - it is doable and we can do it.
Hugs to you all Sarah xx
Hi helen, so sorry that you gave found your way here but the forum is such a great place, I was also diagnosed 1st Feb with grade 2 idc and having surgery 24 the anxiety and fear is crippling at times. I have 10 year old twins, had booked to go away in August and looking at doing something fab for our silver wedding next year now I am just trying to get through each day at a time. Good luck xxx