Thanks for the good wishes today, I'll let you know how I get on. Debtex I hope your mammogram today goes well too!
Bexter, oh my goodness, well I'm with the angel theory, thank goodness you are well and here. I'm sorry that you've missed out on your holiday though. How about Last Minute.com or one of those? Maybe you can get a special late deal, I hope so, we need lots of holidays!
Hi Debtex, that's great to hear that your feet have really improved now and fingers crossed not long before the tingling and soreness goes too. It makes me chuckle every time you mention throwing yourself to the floor dismounting....sorry 😉. Good luck on Monday - hope your appointment goes well on Monday. Xx
Welcome to the podium Madam - hurray! Is that all of us now? Or is anyone still in active treatment?
Good luck for Mon/Tues Peta, hope they can get your discomfort sorted asap. By the way, you need to update us on Facebook on how your concert was other night
Madam that's totally fantastic.....shuffling along on the podium 🐧🐧🐧....get on board 😀😀😀. Enjoy the bubbles and wallow in the lack of back & forth, back & forth - that's now come your way xx
Nice to hear from you GeeG and good to hear you in good spirits. X
PETA and Bexter77, fingers crossed you both get answers and help soon.....sounds very uncomfortable Peta and you don't need this. X
Hope all the Posse are doing OK xx
It's lovely to see you back here! Sorry to hear you're still having problems, but it's good to hear that you had a good holiday. :-)
I'm going for a scan on Monday now and seeing the consultant on Tuesday. My boob has gone down a little, but it's still hugely swollen. My armpit is so painful now too, it's waking me up at night and I just can't get comfortable. I had several seromas after surgery, I wonder if it's possible to get another one so late on?
You're having a scan tomorrow I think Bexter? I hope yours is a bit more comfortable after the antibiotics? Good luck for tomorrow, I hope it all goes well.
Maybe I can adapt it a bit - okay a lot - so that it will look like some kind of sexy corset. I understand that this may take months of work, but... ;-)
Have a good weekend, and you too AMD driver. The weather is nice now, but it may not hold throughout the weekend down here according to the forecast. I'll go and do some one armed gardening to make the most of it now! xx
so sorry to hear of all the troubles and sore boobs. We've all been through so much - it's time we had a break from all these things.....
Have a good weekend ladies and hopefully the weather will stay good and give us all a reason to be happy.
Peta - it sounds like you might be lucky enough to get one of the very glamorous compression bra/vest things I have for the lymphoedema in my chest wall. They are spectacularly unattractive
have a lovely weekend with as few worries as poss xx
Thank you all for your reassuring messages, that really helped, thank you all so much. I think I'm going to have to wait around 2 weeks as they're bringing my post treatment scans and doctor consultation forward. I was scheduled for the one year check at the end of July, but they'll do it all now, but it does mean I'll have to wait.
The boob isn't getting any bigger which is good and cheering. The doc thinks it might be a big, fast, lymphoedema flare-up , which seems very possible as the swollen area is quite extensive, it's not just on my boob, it's down my side and under my arm and round my back, which is where I had the worse lymph swelling problems earlier. I've been told not to wear my lymph arm sleeve or attempt to do anything to it, just to leave well alone until they can try to work out the cause of it.
Lainie, I think your thought is a good one, "it's unlikely a cancer would grow as fast as your boob did" - yes, that makes sense, I'd expect a tumour to be a bit more suble, so I'm holding that thought... :-)
Did you have your scan yesterday Lainie? And your check with the plastic surgeon? How did you get on, any news?
Have a good weekend ladies, with as few side-effects and end-effects as possible! It's nice to have you with us Bexter. :-) I think we should aim to be the healthiest group with least side-effects by October, just to counter our reputation as the 'hospital girls'.
Love to you all, thanks for all the positivity when I needed a boost up! xxxx
Oh my, really sorry to read about your problems with swelling painful boobs and the worry and messing around getting appointments to be checked out. Who'd have thought it so soon or perhaps so long after treatment ends! Sending you all hugs and good thoughts you all get seen and sorted soon. xx
Oh Peta - so sorry you're dealing with something so scary. You had SO many weeks of rads though, it makes sense that it might be related like your bcn said. I hope you get a quick appointment xx
I had all that issue with a letter from the doc being faxed and having to call and chase etc... and in the end the BCN said (when i finally got through) i didn't need it - that she could get me in at the first available appointment if need be. "there's no need for a re-referral" she said...
Let us know when your scan is! Sending all positive thoughts. My boob has been a bit achy today - i keep getting like a shooting pain through it, which i know can be from the radiotherapy. I'm just struggling getting my head round having side effects 2 and a half months since i've finished treatment! It seems i'm having more troubles now than i did during the chemo and radio!! It is still bigger than the other one and feels quite heavy. Can't wait for Wednesday to get looked at properly.