I was diagnosed on 9th September and it's just been a rollercoaster ride since then.
I had my nodes biopsied that day too just to be safe the consultant said, unfortunately they found cancer there too.
I had my first op on the 27th September where they did a lumpectomy and all my Lymph nodes removed, I The very hardest part was being told (even although I thought I would) being told I would lose my hair. woke up feeling not too good, think the anesthetic didn't agree with me as I was sick with it too.
Never really had pain in my breast apart from it feeling very sensitive to touch, but the arm pain made me feel a bit sorry for myself to be honest.. I had to have second op as they never got enough of a clear margin but at least this op was fine and I got home same day. Breast is still swollen though and I have been told to massage it. Was told they got all the cancer now just all the treatment to stop it coming back.
Have been told that this will start in 2/3 weeks
3 cycles of FEC and then 3 of Docetaxel, then a break and then Radiotherapy and then my Hormone Therapy,
Hardest part of all this was when I was told I would definitely lose my hair, That has been the only time I have got upset. Going to get a wig soon and been advised to have my hair cut short before it starts coming out.
Better stop now as I have waffled long enough but I just wanted to say Good Luck to everyone going through this too
Good luck with chemo girls. I was where you are this time last year. My first chemo was at the end of November so joined the December thread. My advice to you is to take it one day at a time and sometimes one hour at a time! Every minute that ticks by is a minute closer to the finishing line. For me chemo was not as horrific as I imagined it would be and once I had my first round I knew what to expect. I was at my lowest ebb on hogmanay 2012 shortly after my first taxotere and had a wee cry on the couch that night but I had a wee sleep and the moment passed and I knew what to expect next time around.
Don't be too hard on yourself over Christmas and New Year.
I felt I was letting my family down as the New Year dawned but I should've given myself a break!
Once I had my last chemo under my belt I felt ecstatic! It's a great feeling.
All the very best. xxx
I was DX in August and also stage 2 B
C. I have 2 boys, 14 & 5 and i have already had 2 surgeries. First one was lumpectomy with SNB but one of my nodes was infected so i went back in for more surgery for a full node clearance but luckily all my nodes were clear. I start my chemo on Nov 20th but thanks to all the ladies on these forums i don't feel as nervous as I'm sure i would. I have started a facebook group called November Newbies so if you want to come and join us please do, lots more advice and chatting going on there. If you add me as a friend i can then add you to the group.
Hi, well my treatment starts on November 20th. This is great as I can still go to a Depeche Mode concert that i was going to with my son Jamie and i wanted to do something 'normal' with him before this all starts. I will have 3 rounds of FEC and then 3 of Docetaxel, 4 weeks off then 4 weeks of radiotherapy. All my chemo is happening at the hospital that i've been going to for my surgeries and my rads will be at the Christie in Manchester. All the side effects my doctor talked about were ones that i know about and have heard the October ladies living through so i know i will get through this so 2.5 weeks till i start to be cooked. Gaz my husband came with me as I wanted him to have the information as well. He has gone to pick up his daughters so we can tell them as when they come to us at Christmas i will be two treatments in. I am going to go for the Cold Cap and see how I get on xxxxx
Yes I too am anxious get it all started but today does make everything all the more real and right now I'm still in bed feeling a bit queasy and I don't want to get up !
Lilginge this is a huge descision for you but is it not better to be safe xxxx I know it would make the next 6 months unpleasant in many ways but it is lessens chances of reoccurrence ?
Will update later with my treatment plan
Hugs all round today
Hi natalia when I say wobbly moments im being kind to myself cos at points i have whats better described as bloody great diva hissy fits with all toys out the pram!!!!! so dont feel bad for one minute if u have a "wobble"
love and good wishes xx
Hi hope you don't mind me jumping on but I just wanted to ask no1penguinfan the name of the Jason Vale book please? I had a quick look on Amazon and he has a few out and I'd really like to get the one you've mentioned. Thanks xx
Thanks for the welcome ladies
good day today 2 good things breast care nurse said i can use deo under right arm and shave YAY fed up with only smelling nice on left side!
Juicer arrived I have a great book by jason vale in the book a few ladies with BC have enterd their stories and highly reccommend the juice way.
My surgeon didnt poo poo it either the recipies are designed to put back all that chemo takes out which in my mind balences things out its great for before during and after chemo especially useful if suffering with sore mouth sicknessetc.
If anybody would like recipies posted let me know or if want the book do not buy from waterstones as 24.99
amazon new £12.99. much love to all xxxxxxxx