Thanks to all of you for your replies; Debtex and Linda I am definitely taking your advice and reading no more books! The nurse today said the same thing.
Had a consultation today for my results and have to say I am so glad and blessed that my cancer is treatable, and that I have a future, that I cried with relief and happiness. So yes you are right Nel, the fear of pain is irrational when faced with an uncertain future and you are very brave to have no fear at all. I have said on many occasions how lucky we are to have free and fantastic treatment by an amazing group of staff on the NHS.
And thanks to all of you who have taken the time to write. This website is such a support and a comfort. I'll be saying a little prayer for you all.
Thank u Linda, that's my next stage, feeling a little rest assured, gotta go thru it, whatever, everyone on this site is,absolutely amazing, feeling so much more positive than I did last Thursday, when I felt my whole world fell apart..thank u xxx Karen
Hi, just thought i'd tell you mine didn't hurt a bit, i had numbing cream to put on. i'm sure if you ask they will give you some. I also use it for numbing the skin over my port when i have treatment (along with lorazapan) and numbing arm before scans and blood test. Good luck x
Thank you so much to everyone for taking the time to reply. I feel so relieved that it isn't as bad as the core biopsy, that hurt me and I thought that if this was worse it would be awful!
I feel a lot better about it now. I really appreciate you all taking the time xxx
for me the worst pain was the biopsy. And you've done that already. However I got my blue dye injected during my op so I was under. the pain after the op was not bad. I was surprised just how little pain I had. I got painkillers that worked and took them regularly, before I felt any pain hit, but soon found I didn't need them.
The worst emotional pain was the worry waiting for the op.