O judi, it just bites doesnt it.
My surgeon said he was sorry I would need chemo, but on the other hand herceptin targets her2+so well it was almost good news. Xxx he was slightly embarrassed but said herceptin is the wonder drug, sadly its only licensed for use with chemo. Booo.
I figure lets Nuke this thing and go home.
I think my worst moment was when I realised it would take so much time to go through all the treatments. But now I just want to get on with it.
We can get there, its just going to need more than sticky plasters and butterfly kisses.
Xxx so many hugs. Xxx
O the driving thing, considering I've sat around and eaten fruit cake for 3 weeks best I move my wobbly (anyone else? ) legs and not drive for a bit longer , lol
Rachel I was thinking that just this morning - I had no idea just how much hard work it is to deal with cancer! I sort of knew about the hospital appts and treatments, but all the running around organising stuff and checking day to day things is just exhausting isn't it. So glad to hear you sounding cheerful though
Hi Cheryl, yay, it's over! Huge great step along the way and must be such a relief. Hope you can relax for a while now and heal quickly. I'm always faintly amazed by how quickly they get us 'done' and home again but thank heavens they can, as I like that a whole lot better than having to stay in hospital for too long.
Judi, I'm so sorry your results weren't completely clear and you'll need chemo, hopefully it won't need to be too aggresive though as it is just one area/node that had some cancer cells? That said the prospect of any form of chemo is terrifying I know.
Cazz, totally understand the fear and wish you the best for tomorrow, will be watching the boards for an update.
love to you all
Hi Ladies just an update went for my results all tests including lymph nodes came back negative barring one and unfortunately im Her2 pos so i need chemo ive been so down in the dumps today ive just cried so much going to see oncologist on Monday Lots of Love to you all Love Judi xxx
Hi lovelies, thinking of you all with your surgeries, its frightening to imagine and I reckon half the reason I feel Awesome now is because I was secretly convinced I wouldnt make it. Which was clearly hysterical brain thinking..... easy to know now, at the time much harder. They, them, the medical folk with all their checks and tests Know it will be fine or they just wouldnt do it. Xxxx I think they're a bit competitive and would be terrible losers at scrabble. 😉
Im interested in the driving thing too. Two weeks after my mastectomy I drove everyone home from new years eve party ( 2am , Hilarious as a sober person). I found it uncomfortable, easy enough on long sweeping country roads, but am still reluctant to drive round town. Having an automatic became a real plus for once.
The bumps on the road are jarring and I found myself driving with one hand on my chest.
Of course its just occured to me I should ring my insurance company and check if Im allowed to...doh!
Fortunately it will be 6 weeks by the time the children go back to school after summer holidays, as we are rural and theres no bus to our house. Im dreading having to organise transport when chemo starts.
Lots of people have said they ll help but just getting children ready on time is a major drama in my house. Lol
Sending you all love. Xxx
Hi Rachel - how did the drive go btw? I'm in the sticks and will be desperate to drive but have heard differing things from 2/3 weeks up to 6 also depends on insurance etc....
Great Chez - seem well on way to recovery. Hugs xx
My Beast will be removed a week today, so relieved to have the date but have less than aweek to sort stuff out - including my garden which I am obsessed with!!!
Cazz I suspect next Monday I will be same as at moment if I think about it too much I a terrified
But then I think of the folk on here who come through the op really quite comfortable and relieved, Will keep you all in mind
SarahWe could hold hands across the cyber waves
Feel better now, Told family who need to know, roll on Thrusday when I can talk to BCN.
Have had a pain today, lower boob at the side - feels like a 'pull' - really bugging me, woke up with it. Will take pain killers later and see how it is tomorrow
Please give the helpline team here a ring, and talk to them about your concerns/fears. Lines are open until 5pm today 0808 800 6000. They're here to support you through this.
I'd heard of Haven and know a couple of people who've used them and say they are great so I'll be going along to the London one as soon as I get my final diagnosis and know what's ahead. Hope they can help all of you too ladies, totally agree that we should take advantage of any and all help that is available, no point suffering if we don't have to is there 🙂
It sounds wonderful:)...I would love to go too,but bit further for me,probably about an hour by car and 2 hours by train...I will definatley look at them online and maybe give them a call.
Isnt it lovely that these charities exist for us to use:)xx
Nearest Haven to me is Hereford - just a 30 min train journey, was advised not to attempt to park there. Also they have offered me massage and reflexology + 4 counselling sessions.
When I went for first interview it was lovely,
They offer prosthesis fitting, bra fitting, diet help and all those other little things as well - and a phone line.
Anyone else there is one in Leeds and one in London as well
Haven is a breast cancer charity
Beryl ive heard of Haven(from a book on my kindle I read),do you have one near you?I think the nearest to me is Hereford.Definately speak to them,as they will able to help you like Wemblo says:)...we all are having good and bad days and need that help sometimes.
Love and hugs for tommorow Chez..will be thinking of you xx
Wemblo,i know where your coming from...Ive not cried as much as I thought I would since my diagnosis(im sure ill make up for it once my chemo starts),but just burst into tears two days ago,because I dropped a tub of butter on the kitchen floor!
big hugs everyone X
Decided to contact a charity, Haven, that I have already visited as I think I need some counselling as cross between euphoria and tears at the moment. Will be good to talk.