Thank you lovely people. I'm sore and tired but at least that horrible tumour is out now. And so the long wait for results begins... xx
Thank you. I'm having a bit of a down day today, I'm a bit worried about the surgery on Tuesday and how the baby will cope with it. For the first time today I wished could have a glass (or five) of wine. I didn't of course. I've also got a cold and a very sore throat and have been having a bit of a worry that the surgery will be delayed! Urgh.
Anyway how are you doing? Sorry for the moan. Xx
A mumsy talk is fine! Unless I need all nodes removed during surgery it's apparently unlikely I'll need a drain but thanks for the advice. My mind is in a spin, I'm just thankful that I can go ahead with my pregnancy and this baby will be all the more cherished at the end of all of this. I'm finding it so hard to express how I'm feeling, but it's not even been a week since my diagnosis so I guess that's normal. I really appreciate your reply, it helps me feel less of a freak to hear from others who know what it's like. Oh, and I had a c section too so totally get the lack of mollycoddling!
I am far from pregnant though podgy enough to pass for a good 7 months.
I can hardly imagine what you must be feeling.
Your life will be turned upside down and you know that. This reminds me of when I had a caesarean and a friend of mine had a hysterectomy both on the same day. For 6 weeks she wasn't allowed to do much more than lift a kettle where I was at home with a 10lb baby! It felt very odd - unfair almost as she was being mollicoddled and I was having to get on with it. Hardly the same as i said can hardly imagine.
I am making a huge assumption that you might feel the same once your wonderful little one is here and you are fighting this b****r. You will hear people telling you to take it easy but you will have 2 little people dependent on you so will probably want to be super mum. Well be super Mum but don't be everything else that goes with it.
On a serious note though if you have a drain fitted explain to your little one that they need to watch Mummy's side. I ended up with my drain caught on a friends over friendly cat (nearly launched said cat through window) and am sure a loving little one might be similarly unintentional.
sorry for the Mumsie lecture
huge hugs and masses of virtual love
Thank you. I've had no response yet from the younger women's section so I really appreciate your reply. So maybe tomorrow they're looking for more lumps etc? Do they tell you at the mammogram if they can see anything? Xx
Thanks so much. I keep going from feeling really positive to bursting into tears...although some of that might be pregnancy hormones! I've been given an appointment for a mammogram on Monday but I'm not really sure what for, maybe to look for other suspicious areas? I only had an ultrasound before. Xx
I am almost 13 weeks pregnant and was diagnosed today with grade 3 invasive ductal breast cancer (the tumour is 2 cm). I've been scheduled for surgery in a couple of weeks once they're happy that I'm far enough into my pregnancy so the general anaesthetic won't harm my baby. I feel in a daze and I wondered if anyone else is going through breast cancer while pregnant? I also have a 3 year old daughter.