Just to say thank you for flagging that spam with us, and I'm really sorry to hear it made you feel judged, zena75.
I've removed all the posts.
Becca at Breast Cancer Care.
I've removed my posts of my own accord.
I want to add I have a first degree in counselling and psychotherapy so I'm talking from experience. just so you don't think I'm a crazy !
any way I'm starting 4 weeks of rads next week and was just reading about experiences to get me in the mood, and found that it was a police state on here ...
I just have , but I still think that others will come on looking and maybe read that and feel judged .. a simple answer would be more appropriate..
I remember saying how I felt when judged on here, bc is bad enough with out those types of comments..
an answer could be .. we don’t know but other boards do have some discussions on this topic !!
Zena, that person is not a cancer victim, or survivor, but someone who came onto the forum simply to sell something, or to promote spam. If you look at his/her post history you will see what we mean.
Gosh I’m a bit fed up now .. I came on here for information and ideas through radiation which I start next week , and I find judgemental stuff .. not for the first time on this forum I may add .. maybe the moderators need to do a course in counselling and support as it’s about acceptance and understanding.. listening not personal opinions ... you can buy it in Holland and Barret
oh thanyouk so much thats so sweet of you helena,i saw the picture and it put a big smile on my face and a tear to my eye because that is so so nice youve made my day my dear xx i really needed that your so thoughtful i must go and put the aloe vera on the booby soon ,after i had my rads today i said to one of the team how i really admire what they do and they do such a good job too then the flood gates opened up for some reason ,and i wanna say you do a great job of supporting lots of ladies on here xx i hope all is well with you helena xx
hi everybody its little fairy went to rads today and feeling very tearful today has anybody got any spare hugs going cos i could do with some nipple is starting to get very sensitive and sore the bra will have to go soon xx my best wishe to all the ladys on here xx
I noticed on another thread that you finished your rads yesterday so ringing the bells, albeit belatedly.
Hopefully by now you have had your last rads session so ringing the bells for you tonight. Hope you have something nice planned to celebrate and remember to carry on with your regime for the next two weeks as you will stillbe feeling the effects of it.
I have got down that you finish rads today, so hopefully you have had your last apt today and that is the end of active treatment.
Enjoy not having to go to the hospital daily and getting your life back again.
RInging the bells for you
I think you have finished your rads today so ringing the bells for you, congratulations on the end of your active treatment and just think no more toing and froing to the hospital. Hope you have something nice planned to celebrate
Fiona, I feel for you.
It's starting to look more and more as if I won't be able to have the rads, as my wound is still very deep. And a bit painful, and very depressing. Currently 4cms deep. I confess I am worried, because although I said I didn't want radiation, I had changed my mind, and having the option removed changes my whole outlook!
Thank you Ladybowler, Debbie, Flyingarcher and Helzie.
Helzie - surgery was 19 July followed by further op (Debridement) on 16 August so all taking time as wound has been slow to heal. Draining of the fluid was really painful and plastic surgeon said it was either a haematoma or necrotic tissue because if it is the later I think it will be further sugery. Thanks for the tip about massaging the area but far too sore at the moment lol!!!!!!!!!
The other thing is that your rads team will be keeping an eye on how your skin is holding up and they will prescribe you dressings etc., if it looked as if the skin was breaking down. I know with me my rads nurse gave me some polymem dressings which are used for when the skin breaks down but I used a piece of it to put over my nipple area as a means of helping to ease rubbing against my bra which really helped. xxx
Helena-Many thanks. All this sounds very reassuring. It's marvellous having someone who's been through this process already on board! Part of the 'anxiety' is caused by not knowing what to expect all in all. Gen have noticed small areas here and there feel mildly 'sore' every so often, but it all appears to be only temporary, thankfully.
Fiona-Sorry to hear you're having this setback. Seroma plus infection? Can't have been nice having that fluid drained off. When was your surgery? I had mine on Sept 7th. Had a med size seroma around excision site area, which 'gradually 'dissipated' over time. At my follow-up appointment the surgeon advised massaging the area a few times a day, to enable the remaining fluid to be absorped. (I rem smirking at the time, when the thought of being seen by someone who was unaware of my surgery etc, crossed my mind Haha) It was one of the first things the rads onco checked at my pre-planning scan. Anyway, hope things are on the up for you and your rads go ahead as planned.
No screen where I am. Hurrumph! Tbh the treatment is so quick that it wouldn't be worth it.
fiona, hope the antibiotics work. Every best wish.
feeling a bit less sick this evening.
hi there well im suprised you dont get the screen up on the ceiling lol lol when i went in there it must of been a man before me cos it was a video of tractors and sawing up wood so i said whats the tractors all about people lets have some pretty pictures back on please so i picked the animals pictures you can have other things to and they played a cd with the song a lovely day which put a big big grin on my face xxxxxxxx you wanna have words with your rads team ha ha x
Just keep doing what you are doing. Drink plenty of fluids, moisturise and make sure you listen to your body, it will tell you when it is tired. You are on the honward stretch now and we will be ringing the bells for you very soon.
I was the same, skin looked rather red and the area around the areola was itchy and tender but that was about it and I had 20 sessions (4 boosters) xx
Things for me didn't improve over the weekend so I was back at the hospital today. I had an ultrasound and 40mls of fluid drained from my breast. I was examined again and have been given more antibiotics and some stronger painkillers with a follow up appointment on Monday. If it hasn't improved by then I may need further surgery so fingers crossed the antibiotics do the trick in the next few days.
x Fed Up of Nottingham (Fiona)
Debbie-my (yearly mammograms are on the anniversary of my diagnosis.
How you all doing, ladies? Just completed Day 9 today and although I found last week (first full one) very tiring, I've found I'm more in the swing of things this week and so far, not as tired. I might change my mind about that on Friday though, as last one I was well and truly whacked!! So rested a lot this weekend. I've little doubt the daily commute much further away adds to this. Most session more or less on time but yesterday and today were 40 minutes late, as needed to deal with some hospital patients. Don't mind too much for myself but thinking about the friends who've driven me there.
Breast a bit tender today (internal) but fingers crossed so far skin appears to be holding up well. Noticed occasional redness around areola but nothing else apart from that. Was wondering what to expect frtom not on as have a daily session this week and 3 more next week? Anything I should be mindful of or plan ahead for? Like everyone else can't wait for this treatment to be well and truly over!!
Best of luck to all of you,
As I understand it 12 months from diagnosis. In my area it is 18 months from diagnosis as that is their protocol. I was diagnosed in Sept last year, my oncologist clinic apt is April next year and my mammo should be for March but waiting for the apt to come through.
Maybe this isnt the thread to ask my question, but hopefully someone reading may advise.
When you have first yearly mammo, is it anniversary to diagnoses or the date you had op.
Its just something i keep thinking about lately, wishing my life away and already worrying about that mammo.
It must be an admin error, or meeting with consultant?
well done to all those who have finished.
Ooo, i managed to pisition myself perfectly on the 'bed' yesterday and today. Gold star for me😄😄😄😄. The radiologist said people usually only manage it once and said I wouldn't do it again. Ha!
They are all so lovely. A couple of them are rather short and I do worry for them that essentially they are nose level with my nork. Do then start wondering how they get on with all the prostate chaps. That can't be fun for either party. My bras are now covered with green and blue ink...
I have to say i felt sick on journey home for first two sessions, and quite light headed, every one since i have been fine, i thought maybe i was alittle anxious and now im used to whats happening, i dont no of any other way to explain why i find it ok now xx
Hi lady, im glad i spoke up, i got couple of areas that are, what they said are breaking down, so they gave me cream to put on those areas only, they said its totally normal and will get worse before better, i look hideous one scarlet boob one white ha ha.
Had some very graphic gentelman in waiting room today, and i gather his e45 cream isnt working, to much info, i was releived it was just my boob, i did feel sorry for him, and im sure he felt better having a rant.
Getting there light at the end of the tunnel, 4 to go.
Good luck everyone we can all do this xxx
Another appointment has been rescheduled making my last session a day further on... grrrr, probably too early to plan a celebration day since it is being moved. Feeling a bit better today despite this. Need to query something tomorrow though as have had my other sessions changed again - a day off for this Thursday but also one day during the last week I have two appointments, one of which is the clinic one I already knew about but they have put two sessions on the next day, which means a total of 16 sessions instead of 15 so am a bit confused - hoping it is just an admin error as not been told about an extra one.
Cant help you on that I cant remember feeling sick, I did however have spells of feeling giddy but put that down to dehydration and the effects of going back and forward to the hospital.
It is not unusual to feel low at this time, it is the effect of the rads and the constant to and froing,
Sending you a hug
RInging the bells for you today as well, thats it all done active treatment over. Just be careful over the next couple of weeks as you might still feel the effects of the rads.
I think you have finished rads today so ringing the bells for you today. Take it easy for the next couple of weeks as you will still be feeling the effects of it, but thats it now active treatment all done 🙂 🙂
felt poorly today. Generally grotty and feelng sick. Managed to drive to rads and just back. Have been drinking water all day. Does or did anyone else feel like they are walking through treacle and feel a bit sick?
mood a bit low today to. Bit of thoughts of 'what if it comes back' etc, etc. Lots of obviously really ill people including one poor chap who came out with a very bright red throat area. His wife had been talking hospices to another lady.