Thanks Fiona, Sounds like you have had another bad time honey... Your right ordinarily I would go to AE tomorrow if in the UK, but I know they will just say see your Oncologist...
It's not red or anything just hurts on my nipple and really, really swollen... Always something honey.
Nice to see you on here how are you.... and Sharon is she well...
Hannah's in India, I did pop up there today just for a few minutes to see Kevin but couldn't stay long, will be going back up in the week.
You take care... Love Teresa xxx
Just thought you should know that I've just finished a 2 week course of antibiotics for an infected lump on my lymph node scar. It was very swollen and painful. The doc told me I was very wise by getting to her quickly to get antibiotics as I don't have enough lymph nodes on that side to deal with the infection. Normally a weeks course would have been enough but it's taken 2. And I'm on steroid cream for a week now just to finish the healing process on the scar. Don't hesitate getting to the docs babe, it's really important. I know it's not so easy for you just to jump to A&E but after my last 2 weeks I couldn't not let you know.
Lots of love
Hi Wendy... hope your recovered nicely from your day yesterday... lol... nice one !!
Vickie actually made me howl of laughter, as you know it's nice to know we can still have a laugh through shit times...
Was contemplating going to AE Tomorrow, but i know they will just refer me to my Oncologist... So I will play the waiting game.
It's really painful today, woke me several times in the night... Could well be an infection but no visible redness, but so sore !!!
I don't have English TV, so wasn't able to watch any of today's events... If I did i'm sure I would have been in tears...
Love To All Teresa xxx
How are you doing, Theresa?
Hope today is calmer with you and you're counting down the days to your appointment this week.
Have you got a little sun shining on you?
We're all grey and very very wet here in UK watching the Cenotaph service. Can't stop the tears from flowing when you hear some of their stories....
You obviously did create a stir on Friday!!!
Vickie's post made me laugh so much.....
She often has me in stitches. Great to be able to write such wit.
Well done Vickie for helping us see the funny side of all this 'stuff'!!!
Theresa I'll PM you later. Had a boozy/electric day and night yesterday and definitely feeling groggy!
Will be in my pj's until 2.30pm appointment drinking gallons of tea and slobbing around with my bed head and panda eyes!
This is the time I really appreciate living on my own!
Ummmm Apparently it did brighten a Friday morning... Whoops... good job the girls were there to do their job.... Well done and thanks...
If not I think it might have caused a little riot....
And now you're making me feel left out because I don't know what you mean by clicky, but you obviously all understand it!
Cancel that, I've worked it out, you meant cliquey!
And yes, there are some threads on here where you feel you might as well not bother making a comment, because if you're not one of the gang they ignore you. Quite upsetting.
Glad your feeling better and able to laugh at your post, but I have to say, isn't this thread beginning to look a bit clicky? ;))
Very disapointed they changed the title, at least it got everyone's attention, and brightened up a dull Friday.
Take care x
Vickie, PMSL.... I don't think Spain want me here anymore... Vulgar language like that !!!!
Thank you for making me laugh....
Also thanks for all your kind messages of support, I am going to see my Oncologist on Thursday so hopefully get some answers then.
Ive' just had to take my bra off as boob so painful!!!
Take care all, love Teresa xxx
Hi Teresa only came on to look at this as it is in the targeted therapies section.Were I do not normally go. So like Jo I don't know waht the thread was originally called, but I can guess from Vicki's explanation.
Well a scab this far down the line sounds a bit odd. Scabs are part of the normal healing process I thought. Pity your Onc was so unhelpful and for your own peace of mind you need an explanation.So hope you can arrange another appt with someone more helpful. I don't think there are BCN in Spain. You sound quite cut off there so glad you have a lovely OH and sons. It is OK to have a rant and let off steam, we all need to at times. I didn't use to swear until BC ( well not very much) now there are days when I could do with a very large field in the middle of nowhere to rant, rage and do some ffing and jeffing. Are you able to ring the helpline at BCC or use the 'ask the nurse'section?
Hope all this resolves for you soon. It never b****y ends does it? Sending you cyber hugs. Love Jackie
Oh Jo it was really dreadful, it started with the letter f , I had to ask my husband what it said and he only knew because once a really rough bloke at the pub was talking about a person who had told him that his cousins best friends wifes dogs vet had oncesaid that word. To say I was shocked is an
understatement. Terrible behaviour, she let the forum down, England down, Spain down and to be honest the whole of the EU. I am glad you were fortuitous enough to be absent for a few days so you have avoided the trauma that many of us have suffered.
Hi Teresa - we all get crap days, no matter where in treatment we are - no apologies necessary on here for something like that, I think!!
Think I'd be freaked out too and would NOT be happy with the it's normal explanation.
I've been out of action forum wise for the last few weeks and am now just jealous that I don't know what rude word you used!!
Hope you get sorted soon.
It's probably the least colourful of the words I use nowadays, I am even shocked at myself and I am well hard.
Thanks tors... That was naughty of me ! Not normally like me, and it's a word i hate using, but found since my DX i use it more, and more often LOL...
Love Teresa x
Not upset me theresa, and your title bar made me giggle this morning! And I have been imagining you thinking, whoops, what have I started! It's no problem, we're not going to go all jane plant diet thread on you!
Hello Please don't think I feel unsupported on the forum, I have met some wonderful ladies on here and gained some very good friends...
As I said earlier, I was really having a bad day,I think i Kind of picked on the forum which was unfair of me, I apolgise for this... I do hope I have not upset anyone....
Love Teresa xxx
I have posted with my own experience of things not healing properly on your other scar thread. Pm me if I can help
sorry you feel un-supported and that the forum is clicky. its not meant to be.
i like others look through loads and comment on those that are relevant. im newish and start fec monday, so cant comment on certain threads.
bonds are formed becauseof various reasons, areas people love or dx dates, ect ect. but no one ever minds people joining. well i certainly dont and ive started a thread. i also did a thread and no one commented. but its cool.
hope u get sorted. and you change yoru mind about the site and also others that have felt the same,
Keep us posted on the scab, best of luck. X
I have no idea either, I hasten to add.
Hi all ,
Just to say I am new to this site and have picked out a thread which was relevant to me. Just was looking through some other threads and came across this one but i really dont think anyone means to be clicky at all tho some people may have been talking to others for longer. We're all trying to support and help each other where we can as this is a scary path we're on. There's just so many post on and it's hard to get to grips with everyones screen names when posting. Anyway, good luck to all. No experience of scabs as I'm a new girl just starting on chemo soon.
I too am reasonabley new to this site, so sorry that you feel unsupported. I too echo so of the previous threads, there are so many and I have to say I only add to threads that I think I can offer any thoughts.
Your scab, needs to be checked out...not too sure your history of your wound, ie has it been leaking recently/ continously even a small amount? if so then a scab is possible.
please get it seen to.
look after yourself and please lets us know what happens
Love Jen xx
Hi Ladies, I must apologise for my Rant.... I had really had a bad day and needed to let of steam. Sorry for causing such a stir...
I will take your advice and go to my local GP... I wonder if it could be a stray stitch too, I hope so..
I think because I live in Spain with the language barrier I just get a little stir crazy, My Mum, sisters, brothers etc are all in the UK.. I haven't seen any of them for 4 years so yes I do feel isolated...
I don't have any counseling, nothing offered I think due to the language barrier... But I do think sometimes I need it.
Luckily my OH is very supportive along with my Son's who both live at home still.
Again many thanks, and thank you for changing my Title Thread, It was naughty of me !!!!
Love Teresa xxx
Hi, Just echoing other's comments, I only look at threads that seem relevant to me and don't generally comment if I have nothing useful to say! (Well I hope that is the case!) I am sorry you felt left out and really understand how some of the threads seem to be for groups of friends. sometimes so many postings at a time will mean some disappear from the first page (or two, even)and so get 'lost'. I do hope that you feel better now and that you get your scab sorted soon, we all worry so much about the smallest thing that we would barely have noticed before dx!
Could I just agree with saffronseed who expressed my own sentiments so well. I don't post often and tend to just look at posts that feel relevent to to something I am experiencing at the time. I think some folk have just established bonds beyond the casual forum poster, and don't intend to exclude anyone.
I have not medical knowledge, but asked my GP friend whether a scab this long after surgery seemed 'normal'. He suggested that it would be unusual but not unknown, and suggested that you go see your GP to help put your mind at rest Teresa, though I seem to remember you are in Spain so not sure how that works. Hope you are doing ok, I sometimes feel that you are much more 'on your own' than those of us in the UK. Take care
Hi sorry i didnt comment or reply and hope you dont feel i was intentionally ignoring you but i only comment on threads i feel i have advice on and i have had no experience of scabbing on the wound ,however if it doesnt star showing signs of improvement very soon i would be asking for a second opinion and fighting to get it did you have rads after as i know this can effect the skin even as long after as yours (which is why we have to becareful in sun etc it may be something that has irritated it a bit because we are so careful at first then you go back to using normal toiletries and shower products etc but sorry i really dont know but understand your worry so please go back and ask again xxJulie
Hi Theresa no advice I'm afraid just wanted to wish you good luck , hope you get it all sorted soon and as others have said keep on asking until you get a satisfactory answer!
Love Eileen x
Hi Muffet sorry I didnt comment at fist - I have no experiene of scab on wounds and felt others may have had more knowledge. It does feel to me that a scab this far down the line is unusal to say the least - A scab ususally heals and falls over - if this one doesn't then its not a scab. My wound is clean and healing ok and no problems - although the 'hole' where my drain was is still a pit pink and puckered but doesn't pain me at all.
In respect of clickyness I think a lot of ladies on here just save their 'own favourite' thread that they contribute to and don't even see other threads - so I don't think they are ignoring people its just they link into only one thread when they come on. I suspect this is because some of the threads on here are scary for us primary ladies and when you see the titles and read what is happening it does play on your mind and its 'easier' to block it out.
I think we all go through different phases with our treatment. When I was first diagnosed I came on every day, read every post (scared myself to death) and wanted more and more info, then as I tended to stick to one or two known threads and engaged with people i 'knew'. Now as i am finished treatment I am stronger and more ready to read posts and help and advise others but being back at work makes it more difficult timewise.
I think this is a fantastic site and it has helped me get through a really difficult time in my life and I intend now to support others going through the same. xxx
Well Teresa, I see your title has been changed by the powers that be!!!
But well said, clicky!! OMG!!! I feel as if I'm back at the school gates, when no-one wants to talk to you!! I too have posted questions/queries and have had little response - I just thought it was because I was new!!! Maybe we should start a new thread titled -'If your not in a click'.
Anyway rant over, so sorry about your worries, this really does not sound normal, you should get a second, third, fourth opinion if necessary, it's your body and you know what's normal and what's not, get any changes checked out, and don't come away until you are confident all tests have been done!
I really hope someone with a similar problem gets in touch with you on this site to help you along.
Take care x
I'd get it checked again and if they say it's normal get a really good clear explanation as to why - not medical myself but I wouldn't have thought scabs should last this long.
I agree with the other ladies you should get some one to sort this out and as for the forum getting clicky you took the words right out of my mouth have been thinking the same this last week or two,
hello .so sorry you havnt had any support for your query ,i know sometimes postings get lost in the many that are posted daily ,can i say you need to get another opinion ,dont be fobbed off insist on being seen again ,maybe its nothing to worry about but you need reasurance as we all do once we start on this journey, hope you get some answers soon good luck ,xx
Sorry can't help with the scab but just wanted to agree with you about things being clicky on here.
I'm fairly new and apart from a couple of people I have been pretty much ignored and I can see the clicks on many of the threads.
I'm sorry I didn't reply to you, I didn't have any experience of it but should still have taken time to at least reassure/support/bump it up. Genuinely sorry. Xxxx hope someone helps. Am currently placing bets on whether your title bar remains intact or if it is tweaked soon! Take care and again, sorry I didn't listen
ps would be kicking off like mad if that was my scab!
Sorry your onc was no help. Have you tried posting the problem to the nurses on this site? I had a small spot under my scar line and showed it to my practise nurse and chemo nurses, who thought it was a stray stitch. Apparently they can be left behind then work their way through the skin later. It is still there, but has never changed. I still keep my eye on it.
Really hope you can find someone to look at it.
Hi Teresa - I've got no bl*ody idea but if it were my scab I'd be totally unimpressed. Get on the phone to your GP, or bcn and shout and stamp your feet until you get a decent response.
xxxxxxxx Sophie xxxxxxxxxxxx
A scab one year after your op doesn't sound right to me (but I have no medical training). My op's were 6 months ago and no scab on either site (wle & snb). I think you should go to your GP and get it checked out - a second opinion might put your mind at rest.
Sorry I'm not much help, but do hope that you get it sorted out quickly.
Love Tracey xxxx
Hello, My lord I have to say this forum is getting so bloody clicky...
HELLO.... WE all need advice including me !!
Okay One year after operation I now have a SCAB... I know sorry...yuk... blah,blah......
But. nevertheless the scab is there... today I seen not my normal Onc.. but a newbie who said it was normal... One yr on I don't think so, please ladies correct me if I'm wrong... and it hurts....
Please ladies, I really do need advice... going out of my head at the moment....
Love to you all Teresa xxx