Hi Karen. it's good to know you have lots of support around you as that is so important I think. My husband and daughter have been wonderful and I don't think I could get through this without them. My friends have also been really good and I have enojoyed going out for lunch and coffee with them when I have been well enough. I think it must be so hard for people who have to go through this on their own.
Take care Sheila
Glad you didn't have to wait too long to see your consultant. It must be very hard knowing the path results are inconclusive and you have to under go further tests but at least they are doing more investigations. It seems so unfair when you have been through so much to get to this point. I am so thankful to have got to where I am now. Do try and stay positive if you can but I know that's easy for me to say. Take great care and let me know how you get on.
Sending love and hugs
Hi. I am now 1 week post op, WLE and axillary node clearance and now suffering pain, swelling and terrible bruising although I still have good mobility in my shoulder and arm. I really thought I had got away with all this as I did not have any of these symptoms imediately after the surgery. I am doing my exercises but it's a little harder at the moment but hopefully this will not last for too long. Still feeling numb in the top of my arm and round the surgery area but hoping this will improve as time goes on. If anyone has found anything that helps it would be good to try them.
Have you had your path results or an appt yet Roloted?
I had my surgery on the 8th Sept, WLE and axillary node clearance. I have not had to take pain relief either although I am completely numb in the area but my bcn did say to take ibuprofen to help with any inflamation. I was treated privately and got my path results yesterday, 12th Sept so only had to wait 4 days for them. I had chemo first and my consultant surgeon seemed genuinely pleased to tell me the chemo had done its job and the path results are all clear of cancer. I just have to have radiotherapy so I see my oncologist next week to start the process of arranging it all. I feel as if the worst is over now and I can start looking to the future again.
Had surgery two weeks and one day ago, I had masectomy and node clearance. The wound is clearing fine but it feels like my breast is still there, as if it is really cold (can be quite painful). I agree with you about the waiting game, I feel like there is no end to this, I am waiting to see the oncologist to see when I start my chemo, I know it seems to be taking forever but I was only diagnosed four weeks ago but it does take over your life.