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rach1b70
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EJM60
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Hello Ann - glad you have your results.  Mine came back as lymph nodes were clear however there were isolated tumour cells in the node capsule, so not sure what that means regarding treatment.  I'm seeing the oncologist tomorrow so should find out more then. Surgeon thinks chemo is unlikely so it will be radiation therapy and anastrozole for 5 years. I've picked up my prescription, but will start taking it after my appt tomorrow.  According to things I've read you should have a bone density scan before taking anastrozole and this hasn't been mentioned yet! I'll second what others have said, come and join us on the other thread. 

Jane

Emily T
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Oh no 😞 it's even spreading to different threads 😭 😂😂

Ann, do come to the other thread. It gets a bit silly.

Glad your one node has caught it. Xxxxx
Silverlady
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Hi Ann,
Good to hear your results. I understand your anxiety with the node. At my ultrasound there was an enlarged node & I was so worried & although that came back clear, I am going tomorrow to find out if it is in any of them as I had a SNB last Tuesday.
I have read loads of posts on here where ladies have had node involvement & they are now healthy & getting on with life. But, it doesn't stop me worrying.
Good luck for your scan.
Strudel
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Hi Ann, great that you've got results and that they were good. Understandably you're worried about that one pesky node but it was doing its job looking after you. Massive good luck for your scan. I haven't had one but I sure understand from the people here who have that there's a huge amount of anxiety that goes with it. Pop over onto the "how's everyone doing thread" where we mostly post. You can read about how Emily's getting on with her arm exercises 😂 - sorry Em, still funny!
AnnCann
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Emily T, hope all went well with your op last week. I got the results of my op 17 lymph node removed only ONE was positive. I am pleased but still worrying about that one.... CT scan planned for this Friday so anxiety up again and seeing the oncologist in 29th Dec.... hope all you supportive ladies out there are doing good and looking forward to Christmas. 🤗🤗. Hugs
AnnCann
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Hang on in there EmilyT. 🤗
Emily T
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My ops Thursday, it will have been 5 weeks for me. the wait has seemed endless!  

AnnCann
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Thank you Helena xx
AnnCann
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Hi All,
Sorry about the repeat message. Lol. Not sure what happened there.

Jane, I am so pleased with the speed of my treatment so far... my consultant has been amazing. I was diagnosed in 24th Nov and operated on 5th Dec with a couple of changes and clinic appointments in between. I have heard that some can wait up to a month from diagnosis to op... my boob not too bad but still on the pain killers. I also was on a high after the op feeling very calm... hope all you ladies are well... ANN xx
EJM60
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Hello Ann Cann

 

your results are back quicker than mine - had my op on 2nd December and results will be back for 16th. I know what you mean about anxiety coming back - I was on a high a couple of days post surgery but then came back to earth with a bump. Hope your recovery is going well - my breast seems to be more sore now 10 days on than it was initially, but whether that's because I'm doing more I don't know.

 

Em - my husband has never really cooked but I've just let him get on with it - my appetite has really gone and he keeps asking what I fancy and I don't really fancy anything!  He did a good casserole last week with only a little instruction, and he does a good poached egg on toast!

 

Jane x

Emily T
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Thank you twice lol!

My anxiety has been hard, I just wanted to reassure you that you are not the only one.

Thanks for the info, glad you were ok. Fingers crossed for your drain out xxxx
AnnCann
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Thank you ladies for your best wishes, support and hugs. Had a bad day today .... anxiety again... Strudel: I don't have any info just yet. I will wait until Thursday. My parents are with me until then. My sister is coming with me to the hospital for the results, expecting the worst hoping for the best. I hope that once I know what I am up against I will come to terms with it and then fight it. Despite my anxiety I am eating and sleeping (strange!). EmilyT: thank you so much for your 🤗. My op was Tues late afternoon and I booked an amenity bed at the hospital as they were saying they were short of beds... basically a private room with en-suite although you receive NHS care. They decided to keep me in overnight as it was late in the day and my sister stayed with me. Next day my consultant's team did not like the colour of the blood draining (it was too red) so they kept me in another night. I was glad to get home seem to recover far more quickly at home than I did in hospital... it took a while to get used to the drain but I am ok with it now... think it may come out tomorrow, nurse told me today😊. Hope this helps you EmilyT...I will be thinking of you and sending positive thoughts your way in Thursday

Silver lady: thank you for your continued support and best wishes...

Good night all xx Ann

My best wishes to you all...
AnnCann
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Thank you ladies for your best wishes, support and hugs. Had a bad day today .... anxiety again... Strudel: I don't have any info just yet. I will wait until Thursday. My parents are with me until then. My sister is coming with me to the hospital for the results, expecting the worst hoping for the best. I hope that once I know what I am up against I will come to terms with it and then fight it. Despite my anxiety I am eating and sleeping (strange!). EmilyT: thank you so much for your 🤗. My op was Tues late afternoon and I booked an amenity bed at the hospital as they were saying they were short of beds... basically a private room with en-suite although you receive NHS care. They decided to keep me in overnight as it was late in the day and my sister stayed with me. Next day my consultant's team did not like the colour of the blood draining (it was too red) so they kept me in another night. I was glad to get home seem to recover far more quickly at home than I did in hospital... it took a while to get used to the drain but I am ok with it now... think it may come out tomorrow, nurse told me today😊. Hope this helps you EmilyT...I will be thinking of you and sending positive thoughts your way in Thursday

Silver lady: thank you for your continued support and best wishes...

Good night all xx Ann

My best wishes to you all...
Strudel
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Sounds awesome! 

 

Everything crossed for for your results X

Emily T
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Thanks stru, time seems to stand still at the moment. Had a call from my bcn this morning to say results not back but will be by the end of the day and she will ring me 1st thing tomorrow.

I'm waiting to find out how helpful my OH is going to be lol! Think we might have a weekend of Chinese take away and chips 😂
Strudel
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Meant to ask you Ann how long your folks are staying for? It really is nice having someone around. My OH and I don't live together but he's just a 5 minute drive away and has been so fantastic since I got out of hospital, it makes such a difference having help.

Emily, i hope this week flies for you, I know you're really anxious x
Silverlady
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Hi Anncann - it's lovely to hear that you are ok.
How are you today?

Sending you big hugs & hope your news is good news on Thursday.
Emily T
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Hi AnnCann, just sending you a Monday morning hug. Do you mind me asking how come you stayed in? Just being nosey so no worries if you don't want to reply. I'm only fishing as my ops Thursday and you kind of want to know all eventualities

My anxiety is back up, that will be no sleep until Thursday then!

Hope you can find some calm Love Emily x
Strudel
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Hi Ann. I should so be in bed! 

 

It it was ok really but I don't get on with drugs, that's for sure . Armpit's getting sorer with each passing day but boob less painful.

 

How are you getting on? It would be great if you got your results this week - what do you know so far? Mine aren't until next Monday.

AnnCann
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Thank you Helena. Will do. 😊

Ann
AnnCann
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Dear Ladies, I had my lumpectomy last Tuesday as planned. I am recovering well despite spending 2 nights in hospital. I hope to have a clinic appointment on Thursday this coming week for the results. The anxiety has set in again now that I am recovering from the op... Strudel how did your op go? I hope you are recovering well.. I am not sure what happens now.... I am still in a daze.... my elderly parents are looking after me which is nice to have them around... 😊. Hope all you lovely ladies are all doing well. Ann
AnnCann
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Hi Strudel, the anxiety is crippling me... it's reassuring your consultant told you that you would be 'suffering' with all the aches and pains... but it still happens... what can we do!! Anyway I will be thinking of you tomorrow Strudel... before they knock me out... 😀.... and thank you lily for your good wishes... Xx
Strudel
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Thanks Lily 🙂
Lily59
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Good luck for tomorrow Strudel xx Lily

Lily59
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Hi AnnCann,

It's horrible when the anxiety overcomes you! Try not to worry about the op - it will be over soon and you will have time to recover and rest when you get home. Wishing you good luck for tomorrow and I'll be thinking of you xx Lily

Strudel
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Hi AnnCann just to say hello and wish you luck for tomorrow. I'm having my op tomorrow as well so I know how anxious you are right about now and I also live alone. My consultant told me that as soon as I knew I had BC I'd have every ache and pain going. Boy was he right, back ache, neck ache, shoulder ache, arm ache head ache, lung ache. Basically any met I thought possible I got a pain for it. That has eased the last week or so and I know it's my head. You've not had as long as me to adjust to your diagnosis and come to terms with it. It has got easier x
AnnCann
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Ladies, been for my pre-op assessment which was fine... decided to go for dinner with my friend afterwards... as soon as the food arrived I started to become anxious and very unsettled... just managed to get home.... am now preparing myself for the op tomorrow. Once again many thanks for your support ladies it's appreciated😀Xx
Silverlady
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Hi AnnCann,

 

Good luck and best wishes for tomorrow.

 

Treeze
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Good luck be thinking about you x
AnnCann
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Hi Treeze, thank you for your message I felt quite good last night and this morning, now all of a sudden I am wobbly again. all the body pains are returning.... so sorry to hear your news... I feel I just need to know what I am up against once I have that information I know what I am fighting then I can soldier on. Also I am planning on having my treatment in a hospital near my family once I am advised what treatment I need I will be referred. My family will be close by and will not need to travel 250 miles to take care of me which they will do if necessary... I am going for my preop assessment this afternoon and op tomorrow. 😀
Treeze
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Hi Ann..you'll be amazed at what you can do when you have to.Glad you've got good friends to support you- I love alone too and I know how important that is for me.It doesn't seem like it now but time will pass and you'll cope and come out strong.I was diagnosed with bc and then 4 weeks later with kidney cancer too and if I can keep going, anyone can:)Talk as much as you need to, it really helped me.x
Lily59
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Hi AnnCann,

Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. Good luck for your op - it will be done before you know it. Be kind to yourself and take care. We are always here for advice or just to listen whenever you want to talk.  xx Lily

AnnCann
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Dear Pam75,Helena and Lilly 

 

thanks for your message pam75 and I hope you are recovering well from your surgery. It's so good to talk to others in the same position,  going through the same emotions.  

 

I have even been chatting to a friend of my daughter in Australia who was in my position this time  last year... She has been a great support not only to me but to my daughter who lives in Australia... My daughter will be travelling over in a couple of weeks...  

 

Thank you very much once again ladies... xxx

AnnCann
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Dear Helena and Lily, thank you so much .... I feel so much better ..... I will be back for a coffee and a chat tomorrow,  if I have time if not after my op later in the week. xx 

Pam75
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Hi anncann
I was diagnosed with bc on the 4th November and had my op wle sentinel node biopsy and reconstruction last Thursday. .yours is very quick from diagnosis to operation...I've been struggling also trying not to think about it to be fair....pop on here anytime there's plenty of us in the same position
AnnCann
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Thanks you for your kind words and quick response.  I have not had a good day despite trying to keep busy.... I spoke with a nurse last week Jane, was lovely and did mention that I could chat to someone like me...

 

My friend is taking me to the hospital and my sister and brother will be coming to see me after the operation and possibly take me home same day. My parents will be looking after me for a few days... I have lots of support but it's good to talk to someone who has been there and know what I am going through.

 

My mum is 85 has had breast cancer twice in her life, once in her late 50's and again in her early 70's and still going strong. Mum will be looking after me next week😊 And such an inspiration. 

 

Thank you for being there for me. xx 

Lily59
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Hello AnnCann,

I'm so sorry you find yourself on here but you are in good company. It is utterly shocking to get that news but it's good that you are going to be treated. You will find the early weeks waiting for test results etc. very hard. We all do but everything will be done to get you better. It is so common to feel all these aches and pains - it is all stress related. As soon as you have a treatment plan you will feel much calmer and you will find that these symptoms will magically disappear. I promise it will get better. I didn't believe it myself but it's true. You can come on here and ask anything or say anything - we are all here to help and support you. Try not to worry (although I know you will), you will get through this. Sending you a hug and let us know how you are doing when you feel able.  Best wishes xx Lily

AnnCann
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This is my first time here... Not really sure what to say.... I I was diagnosed with BC on 24 November and I still feel like I have been hit by a bus. I have my op on Tuesday afternoon and I am finding it hard to cope with the anxiety...  Although I have family and friends close by I live alone.  My head is thumping and I have aches and pains all over my body, neck, back,  arms...itchy skin.. I am sure it's the anxiety but I am terrified..... Can anyone help please?