I had MX with immediate reconstruction, and other side, had replacement implant, following Mx 13 years ago, it had twisted! and some lipo suction to make me even. i feel very good, armpit painful due to sentinel blue dye lymph node biopsy, anyone else have this done with pain after?
Results day tomorrow, however feeling postive, and know I am in the best hands possible. All I cansay to Janey, and anyone who feels low, just GO WITH THE FLOW, my mantra.
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Janey please try not to worry sweetie. I have had chemo before surgery and I have my MX op next thursday so for me I think you have got the worst over with. All in all Chemo went really well. I had 4 x Fec and 4 x Docetaxol. Both of which have there own side effects. My tumor shrunk from 4.5cm to them not being able to find it on chemo so do be reassured that it is your insurance policy. You will be whatched very closly and will have the chemo suite on speed dial for most of the drugs needed for the SE's especially anti-sickness of which I had very little. The chemo suite is full of reassuring nurses and we had free sandwiches and coffee whilst having a natter during each cycle. I have actually enjoyed putting my feet up and having a break from work for the last 5 months. The worst I got was achy muscles and not being able to taste food. I am one of the awesome April Angels because we all started chemo in April. I have already met Philomena whilst on holiday and were all due to meet next April. You should join a monthly thread too. I couldn't have managed without them. Good Luck Janey. Sandy. xx