Thankyou feel the fear, ive decided to take holiday, breast team are very happy for me to go on holiday, im having injection to put me into menopause, and starting hormone drug, and my surgery will be when i get back, i now have a holiday to focus on again, they told me my cancer with be controlled while im away, they were so helpfull, and they actually made me feel i was doing the right thing for me, i celebrated with a glass of wine last night, xx
I'm from Belfast Northern Ireland, being treated at Belfast City Hospital.
have appointment tomorrow for results of surgery , can't sleep.com
If i risk the op before, it will ruin it for me wont be able to swim in pool with my grand kids, least i can go and enjoy it with them, fight this when i get back xx
Thankyou queen bee and maisy, i have rang my breast nurse and left a message this morning
Sorry i mean lizzie, brains nut functioning lol
Hi Debbie, I've been having a long think about this. I would speak with my bc nurse or consultant and be guided by them. My personal view would be to have the holiday and get yourself in a good place before surgery, also it would probably be good for the whole family.
Go with your instincts that's usually best xo
All these positive responses are certainley making my holiday seem the best way forward.
My treatment keeps being put off because of my blood levels, no holiday to look forward to, but if I did have a holiday booked, would go guns blazing and have a smashing holiday.. So GO GIRL!!!! xx
I, think i might ring my breast nurse, and ask her to give me advice, and talk about postponing op till i get back, i think we really all need this holiday now, and if was told i couldnt go 3 days before, it would be totally gutting for all of us, they said i could have op around 25th of july, i get back from holuday 15th.
Hi Debbie, I was diagnosed with a 23mm ductal carcinoma with lymph node involvement at the beginning of February. We had a months holiday booked, but were quite prepared to cancel. I was so shocked I just wanted it out. However, when I saw the BC nurse after I'd had the biopsies( it was a one stop shop, so I was told I had cancer in a space of two hours) she had seen the consultant surgeon and I was told to go on holiday as it would take at least three weeks for the results to come back and a pathway decided for me. I took their advice and went, and it was the best thing I could have done. Better to fret on holiday, than fret at home. I was busy busy during the days. However, if they had said don't go, I would have followed that advice too. Breast tumours are slow growing, so I was told, and a month would make no difference. The size of my tumour after a month had not changed. Hope this helps. Best of luck with treatments. X
Hi Debbie, My initial thinking when I was first diagnosed was to get this the hell out of me as quick as possible, I was originally having it done privately but as the surgeon was away the NHS could do it quicker so I went that route but both parties reassured me that a few weeks either way would have made no difference at all!
With hind sight two years on I would say have your holiday and leave the op until you get back , some ladies wait a few months from initial diagnosis while other tests are being done before their ops Xx
I met my surgeon yesterday, i am going on a family holiday 1 july, originaly she suggested they put a clip in to show where the cancer is, you can feel it now but she would give me a drug that may shrink it, and they want to be able to find it all when it comes to surgery, i was then told i couldnt have the drug as there not sure im menopausal, so that idea was scrapped and im booked in for surgery 8th of june, they said im high risk for infection, which doesnt mean im going to get one,, but if i did oviuosley i wouldnt be able to go. Few people have suggested i post pone op, enjoy holiday and face it when i come back. In an ideal world that sounds perfect, but would i enjoy holiday then, i keep telling myself, no one actually knows how intrusive this is, or even if its spread untill its removed and lympe nodes are checked, i would feel im delaying this, and if results came worse, id blame my self for delaying operation.
Im having lolly pop incition, snd my nipple moved higher, plus 3 lymph nodes removed at this stage.
Thankyou for reading, im do scared of what to do, and dont want to let my family down with the holiday that we have all saved up for, for over a year.