Yeah, I know, small world ... they live just outside of Brigg!! Me too .... I even thought the other day, I can lose a boob 'cos with the right clothing I can hide it ... but my hair!!?? Everyone that knows me, knows my hair ... even ppl that don't know me comment on my hair ...
Hi Daisy, Im Gail and Im from Rotherham so not so far from Sheffield. I am newly diagnosed, it all feels a bit unreal at the moment, the waiting for results turned me into an emotional wreck. Although have to say RDG hospital has been amazing. I have named my cancer 'tiny blobby', hes only 9mm and hes leaving me on 29th June, they tell me unless anything changes post op I will have radiotherapy at Weston Park and I will be eligible to join a trial - instead of having it over 6 weeks I will get it all in a week - seems to be a good idea to get it over with but no idea what it will mean for me physically. Im hoping I dont need chemo but wont know until Tiny is out and under a microscope. The journey is pretty emotional isnt it, I have been so bad tempered with everyone over the weekend. I'm so happy to have found this forum, everyone is so friendly and understanding. Hug from me x
ArchSA and queenbee
If you go on to the chemotherapy monthly threads on going through treatment I am sure that someone on there will be able to explain the eyebrow thing.
Ahhhh, queenbee ... you live just around the corner from my Mum and Dad, I wish I did 😕, unfortunately I live in Johannesburg, South Africa ... it's really nice to know I'm not the only one thinking about losing my hair, it's long and curly and almost reaches my waist ... please can someone explain the eyebrow thing???
I am from Wokingham, and having my lumpectomy in the royal berks in Reading on Monday, so just down the road from you fuertelover!
I amfrom Taplow! Maidenhead & had my op on April 3rd at Heatherwood, referred from the Parapet, where they have been wonderful. I was there this afternoon for my oncology appointment to discuss radiotherapy & hormones. I have looked up & found that Anastrozole tabs contain lactose & I am lactose intolerant. I had told the oncologist, but she said the pharmacist would look into it, but wouldn't think they could prescribe an alternative, don't quite know what to do !
Happy - both! Lumpectomy was at Crawley as were the standing mammo bipsies. Originally seen at East Surrey. I'm equidistant from both so no worries.
Mishy, surgery at RVI? They were great. Make sure you say you are very anxious and they'll do a nice bit of bedazzle juice for you. Won't feel a thing. Make sure you can get clothes back on one handed, little cushion for chest to protect against seatbelt , and if you have a drain they'll give you a little paper gift bag to hide it in! I got hubby to bring in a long handled baby shopper I then slung over my shoulder. Soon be over, and the little b***er will be gone. Good luck, girl. X
P.s. Made the mistake of telling sons I'd had a bejazzle. Apparently NOT in the same area of anatomy at all!
Are you having treatment at East Surrey or Crawley hospitals?
i had all my treatment at these hospitals, they were very good.