Hi Rachel had a lovely day out thought i might be spoilt but typical Yorkshire man he bought me a baking tray!!!!( as if )when he goes back to work i will have a girlie day out and spend spend spend!!! feel so much better for gettting out into the sunshine Lots of Love Judi ps love to my other friends also xx
Hi i seem to have had a really down day i was washing up and suddenly burst in to tears how daft is that really got to me today wish it was the end of the week and i get my results, then i can get on with the next stage my doctor signed me off for 4 weeks not sure i will be off for that length of time but she must have thought i needed it going out tomorrow seem to have been stuck in doors for yonks looking forward to a bit of retail therapy Lots of love Judi xxx
Survived Christmas Day - an emotional time - looking back it's not been a good year, but next year will be the best
Been listing my positives(aims) for next year:
Beating the Beast is the main thing - it can only get better not worse-
Did have a whole nights sleep last night - hooray!!
Hope you all survived and enjoyed your day yesterday
WE CAN ONLY LOOK FORWARD
Hi Ladies hope you are all ok we are having a belated xmas day turkey and and all the trimmings,i dont know whats wrong with me today i feel a bit teary probably a culmination of the past few months and the surgery will have a glass of wine with lunch that should cheer me up Love to you all Judi xxxx ps hope you all had a lovely day yesterday.
I agree - think we can maybe talk more freely here about our feelings.
Hope we stay as a group now we have made the contacts
Have a lovely day tomorrow - Christmas Day and enjoy it - relax (says she who hasn't slept for 2 nights again):smileyvery-happy:
Love and hugs to you too hope you have a nice xmas and 2015 will be the start of a new and better year for all of us, its so nice to chat to you all and the ups and downs we have experienced i know the journey has just started but if we all keep chatting to each other we can get through it we havent met but it seems like we have been friends for ages love Judi xxx
Pleased to hear ops are going well
In answer to your question I had the 2 sentinel lymph nodes removed
Great today because I could wash under my arm for the first time for a week!!
I chose to have them removed and tested first as I would like an implant. I do have to have a mastectomy but if they show the Beast then I won't be able to have an implant.
One of the reasons for this decision was that all through the process I have been told it probably isn't ,and each time it has turned out that it is. I have gone from probably isn't cancer, to you need a lumpectomy and now I need a mastectomy.
Still hopeful and will be relieved when the date is set and the op carried out
Hi Ladies,all done feel a bit battered and bruised but sounds like it went ok but wont know for 10 days i feel so much better( mentally )now the surgery is over and done with onwards and upwards now got hubby running around after me!!!!! Lots of Love Judi xxxxxxxxxx
I chose to have Lymph nodes removed and tested first - last week - I now have a wonderful turquoisey/blue nipple
Results 2nd January along with treatment plan.
Hope all those on here have a good and not too sore Christmas,
Remember don't lift anything BUT do the exercises
See you all
Hi ladies thanks so much for your kind words i am going through to York in a couple of hours to have an ultrasound and may have to have a guide wire inserted as the surgeon said it was not easily palpable and they need to be exact when i go into theatre,im getting a jittery stomach now but this time tomorrow it will be over and done with will keep in touch Lots of Love to you all Judi xx
I totally get that.
I too didnt and still dont feel ill.
I only had the painkillers they gave me at the hospital.
I took them, when I came home, just one at night,, cos I thought it would help me sleep.
But it didnt.
I took them for about 5-6 days.
My partner was with me for a few days.
You do need a bit of help.
I have been taking it easy - just doing what I need to do, resting inbetween.
Walked a lot.
It is difficult resting.
Got pre chemo meeting tomorrow.
Then start on 2nd.
Dreading it but gotta be done.
Its nice to be on this side of surgery
Home is the best place
A week on it gets better in small steps, no lifting anything but tea cups
Procedures seem to be slightly different depending on location.
Surgeon injected me with the dye immediately before surgery.
I was under GA but he told me afterwards that it was his fault I looked like a smurf!
Looking to the future after chemo (3-4 months ) starting Jan 2nd, then Axillary node removal and
recovery (5-6weeks ? ) and then finally radio (3 weeks ).
All being well June/July before I am Me again.
Our experiences make us who we are so will never be old Me again.
All the very best.
Hi. I too had grade 2 ductal invasive.
My surgery was on 12/11/2014.
Had wire guided WLE along with SNB to check nodes.
Op went very well but unfortunately a very tiny amount found in sentinal node.
Also I had an allergy to the blue dye.chances of tha happening were very low.
I was in the right place so they were able to give me antihistamine.
Agree with others re looking on Google. You need to know exactly what you are looking for as too many variables.
I was petrified of it all.
You have lots of different emotions.I found I was ok if in company and as soon as I was on my own I would burst into tears. Cried myself to sleep many a night. You do feel better once you know your treatment.
The wire is really quite thin and procedure almost without any pain.Just the prick of the needle.
Anaesthetic stings a little as it goes in.
Really nothing to be scared of.
re the op to remove my tumour it lasted under an hour.
The team were brilliant. There will be some scars obviously but surgeons are amazing.
Its like they have been drawn on with a biro - that thin.
I am really pleased.
Unfortunately for me I have to go through chemo on my journey so star Jan 2nd.
If your nodes are clear then you should be ok.
I was told just radiotheraphy if nodes were clear.
Hope all goes well on 23rd.
I really found comfort and lots of info on this site.