Hi! How's everyone doing? I'm booked in for 22nd Dec, can't wait to get it done. Apparently my lumps are in an awkward place so will need a "nip and tuck" (not my words) but since the naughty breast is the bigger one, I should end up more even than before. How good is that?! I've been signed off work so tomorrow I get to see my 4-year-old grand-daughters sing in their nursery nativity play. Feeling very happy, hope everyone else is doing well. Rose xx
i think it is 'government targets' that cancer treatment must be within 31 days of diagnosis..... most of us seem to get a shorter date than that, so maybe they told you that just as standard advice.... hopefully you'll get an earlier date than that. Waiting is the worst, once you get started you'll feel so much better, promise
And yes, no-one here thinks anyone whines, even when we've got a LOT to whine about. We all know what it's like so go ahead and express yourself any old way!
All best wishes for those who are undergoing surgery over the next couple of weeks. Hopefully my next post will be my own surgery date. I feel a bit left out and overlooked at the moment, my wait seems so long. Sorry for whining.
Thats great news. I think th 31 day is the standard maximum wait time. I think I read that somewhere in last couple of days. Good Luck.x
Wise words, thank you. Like Jaqrl, patience is not one of my strengths, but I'm trying! Rose x
Hi. That is JUST how I feel! Got an event planned for 6th Dec which should be safe, but I worry that those who don't know think I'm being funny with them with all the "maybe's" I'm having to come up with. Plus Christmas Day itself- if the op is, as loosely predicted, on 23rd Dec, it's not going to be easy. I have twin 4 year old grand-daughters, and I shall hate missing out on grandma cuddles. I love getting mixed up in messy play with them, they won't understand why I have to hold back. But that would be the same whenever the op takes place, I suppose. I agree- the diagnosis is a fact and I'm dealing with that, but it would be so much easier if I could make definite plans around it. Being "in limbo" is proving the most stressful bit. Rose xx
Seems like my local hospital isn't as quick or as informative as some.Three weeks from biopsies to diagnosis, another week for MRI - admittedly a week sooner than I was told it would be. Hopefully I'll get a surgery date soon. I heard from another woman in the area that it will be at least two weeks after my next appointment. I'm assuming there are others who are in more urgent need, which I'm happy to accept.Doesn't stop me from getting a wee bit impatient though. Target date of 23rd Dec is almost another 4 weeks, which at the moment feels like an eternity. Too much thinking time. But we have to stay positive and I am so grateful it was picked up early. Reading some of the stories on here makes me feel very lucky, and I wish you all the very best and a healthy start to 2015 xx
diagnosed 29.10.2014. Grade 2 and ductal invasive.
I was told at the same time that surgery appt was 12.11.2014.
I had a Wire guided local excision and sentinel node biopsy.
My follow up appt is Friday so will know more then.
Hi Jaqri. I was diagnosed on 18th Nov, and was told the target date for surgery is 23rd Dec. However they told me there would be a 2 week wait for the MRI and that came through within one week, so that may have brought it forward. Hopefully will get more definite information next week. So yes, a month+ seems about right xx
Hi Jaqri and welcome. I was diagnosed with invasive lobular cancer on November 14th and having my WLE (or mastectomy depending on mri results which i get back tomorrow ) on December 4th which makes a wait of 20 days for me. Love and hugs to all, Dee