Dear all, had my op and lymph check yesterday, all went well as far as I can make out. I didnt speak to my consultant after op but he told my husband that the lymph node he took out was clear. Feeling very sore which is normal and looking like a smurf with my blue boob from the dye! My CT scan was clear too so pleased about that. Will know more I guess when I see consultant again on 10th December. Good luck to everyone on here. It does sound as though we are all being looked after well.
Hi. I have been reading many stories but not posted yet.
Nickynew - good luck for op. I was diagnosed with DCIS and a tiny bit of invasive cancer - only 10mm. I had WLE and SNB last Tuesday and so far so good - just got to wait for results. Hoping it will all have gone and I will just need radiotherapy to finish it off. I wish you lots of luck for your recovery.
To all other ladies in this "club" - good luck for whatever your stage of treatment is. Thank you for this forum. I read so many stories to help me come to terms with this and to help me find answers.
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Thanks, Im so scared... never had an operation before and never really been ill. Hope everyone on here makes a speedy recovery.
Pleased to hear you making progress and have plans for treatment....lucky you.
I had my op Thursday was discharged 7.45pm .
didnt see any Dr after op on the day have no idea when i am to return .Was told to change my dressings on day 5 and thats it .feeling confused now and very tired.
Thanks for your kind words. Mand - how did your surgery go today, all OK I hope. Had bone scan today, my third injection of the week and I hate needles! Love to all xxx
Well that's done. Had surgery yesterday. In hospital at 7.30 a.m. and it was all go. Anasthetic knocked me out (yes I know it is supposed to!) I had thought I would be going home, but was dizzy and whoozy until about 5.00 am. this morning. I am now at my cousin's being looked after. Feeling very relieved that this part is over and the doctor was pleased with how it had gone. It doesn't hurt as much as I thought it would.
Hope everyone else on here is doing well. I find it great to read everyone's stories, to know that there are people where I am, and what is happening ahead of me, and to remind myself of how I felt when I was first diagnosed. I supposed I should see the paper they sent me out with, exercises, post op care etc. I thought I would be getting a rest, but I am filling my diary up with appointments.
I'll be thinking of all you lovely ladies having your ops this week. You are all strong and courageous women, you can do this!!!
Much love to you all
I have my surgery in the morning. It's good to know that people on here understand how it feels. I shall feel happier when I get the results in two weeks. Hopefully only radiotherapy to get through. My thoughts are with you all. I know I am not alone.
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Hi Mand, yes thankfully my nodes were clear. Wishing you all the very best for your surgery, I will be thinking of you and all you other lovely ladies going for ops this week.
Hi Mand, I was diagnosed on Wednesday 13/11/13 too. I have a Grade 2 Invasive Duct tumour about 2cm by 1.5cm. Still in total shock to be honest. My story is... a painful lump appeared the day after i had a mammogram at the end of July. GP said he wasnt particularly concerned as the mammogram came back clear and it was a good sign that the lump was painful and to come back in a month. Was lulled into a false sense of security thinking it was a bruise or an infected cyst etc. After a month went back to GP and got referred to breast clinic and had ultrasound and biopsy which freaked me out as I was still thinking nothing was wrong at that point. 2 weeks later got the results that have knocked the stuffing out of me. Had CT scan today, bone scan Friday and operation Monday 25th. its all happening quickly and i feel overwhelmed. Im almost 52, have never had anything wrong with me, never had an operation and cant believe this is happening to me. Family, friends and work being great but still feeling Im going to wake up from this nightmare one day soon. Just want to say good luck to you, its somewhat comforting to know that there are other women going through the same thing. xxx
Hi, I had my first operation on the 18th October, level 1 lump removed and 5 x lymph nodes - was originally told that they were negative but the lab. found a tiny minute bit of Cancer in one of the lymph nodes - so I am back in tomorrow for my 2 nd operation to remove all the lymph nodes. Still looking at just radiotheraphy - fingers crossed no more of the 'C' word will be found. Stay positive. xxx
Hi Mand, just wanted to send you some good wishes. I'm just a bit further down the line than you, I had my lumpectomy and 2 lymph nodes out on 23 Oct then had a bit more surgery because didn't have quite a clear margin. Just wanted to let you know that the surgery is absolutely do-able. It wasn't nearly as bad as what I expected and was back driving after a week. Yes my arm and shoulder was stiff and achy for about 2 weeks but completely back to normal now, felt like I'd lifted a few heavy weights at the gym. I still get the odd twinge and ache here and there but know it's just my body healing. I absolutely know how scared and anxious you are feeling. You really will start to feel more in control soon, it's just such a huge shock at the beginning. Wishing you lots of luck for your surgery, keep in touch and let us know how you get on.