Give yourself this time to recover. There really is no rush. And you've done the hardest, most vital part.
Best wishes xx
Hi, yes it was. Found out on the day of surgery, when they were putting in the wire. Was nervous enough without the lady saying that she found another lump. Turned out it was the same lump, but had just developed like a figure 8. The surgery was the hardest part for me. Coped pretty well with the rest of it. Xx
My initial mammogram was April last year and after a series of scans, biopsies and an MRI, didn't have surgery until June. Nothing I could do about that at the time, but annoyingly ,the cancer doubled in size ( lobular, grade 3) and rather than a straight forward lumpectomy, the nipple had to be removed and then placed back again because the cancer cells were pulling on it. But I'm OK about that now.
I then had chemo 6 weeks later. When I questioned my oncologist about the wait, she said that there was a 12 week window! So maybe a month is abit optimistic.
I managed to get through chemo in 3 months ( 4 cycles, every 3 weeks) . Everyone s treatment is different though. And then only a month later, rads. I had 20 zaps, which took 4 weeks.
And that's my BC story! I think it probably takes a year from start to finish.
But just to say, it was all worth it. Just had my first mammogram and it was all clear.
The waiting is definitely the worse part.
Best wishes xx
I started chemotherapy 5.5 weeks after surgery, but I requested a week's delay as I felt I wasn't quite ready. I wanted to be as fit as possible before starting. Time from diagnosis to mastectomy was just under 6 weeks but there was a bit of to & fro because I also had additional biopsies and SNB prior to mastectomy. The MDT discussions were crucial and they only meet once a week and have to wait on results of tests. I thought it was all quite quick but you're right, every case is different! Best of luck with your treatment. xx