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pandorra1
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Agree, I think Sharon is brilliant, just want her to know we are not chucking everything on to her. There are wonderful ladies on here, thank you to all for your support. Lol xxxxxx

Chez666
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Sharon, that would be brill, I am loosing track of everything, think as I am back at work part time not everything is going in, or if it is it's not staying very long. physio have discharged me and I am now driving as of yesterday so hopefully if the wound has healed sufficient, I will start my zapping from 23/3.
Sarah glad to hear you are out walking again, I felt my mood lift as soon as I was out in the fresh air. X
Off to get wound redressed now so hope everyone has a good day, it stayed light until nearly 6 last night so spring is on its way and we are all gong to b, bit by bit, springing back love and hugs x x x
JETS
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I'm quite jealous of you rads lot having Sharon to keep you all organised and informed - Sharon u are a marvel !!! Tempted to make u join chemo thread just for the hell of it!
Very happy to hear such good news for so many and good luck for those still waiting results. I'm moving to the March chemo thread and am on a slow but steady walk .... Will pop in every now and again on your rads line to check u all ok xxx wanted to thank you all for your support - I've had days when I didn't think I could carry on but this forum kept me going - you ladies are all amaZung xx
eileen728
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Agree - I keep losing track of everyone - And really hope Guigi will be joining us too. My onc appointment next Tuesday so hopefully will know then when I start xxxxx
pandorra1
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Brilliant idea. We will benefit and can give xxxxx so good to hear from others. Love u all xxxxxxxxxx

13gerbera
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Hi all,

 

I did a scan through ALL the Radiotherapy threads on the 'Going Through Treatment' board and pulled together bullet points of all the advice I could find and then asked the other lovely ladies what I had forgotten and they came up with some more advice for me, so you might find that post/thread helpful (it's called What have I forgotten).

 

Should one of us start a March/April 2015 radiotherapy thread d'you think so we can compare notes as we go along?  I think Guigi gets her results on Friday so hopefully she'll be joining us too

 

xx

Sharon

Sunflower57
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Excellent news Rose & Sharon. Hugs all round xx
pandorra1
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So pleased for you Rose, seems like we will be completing our rads all together. I can relate to the tears, cried when my surgeon gave me my 'good news' and that's the first time since this horrible chapter started.  Sharon and Eileen, advised of my appt. Today, my bcn rang me, seeing onc. On 11th March.  any advice on rads will be greatlly appreciated.  Kerp strong my lovely ladies lol xxxxxx

Rosemaryanne
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Thanks, everyone!

Beryl, the BCN explained rads to me as "freezing the breast tissue in time" so that no further changes will take place (in theory!). She also said that this means that it will remain the same shape throughout my life while the other one will age and droop as I get older. Interesting prospect, as it will probably shrink during rads, and is already considerably smaller following surgery. In about a year's time I'll be offered symmetry surgery, but don't think I'll take up the offer. I've been under the knife enough, am reluctant to disturb healthy tissue plus there will be people who will need the life-saving expertise of the surgeons, rather than what I see currently as a "vanity " op.

Just relieved to get to this stage

Love to all

Rose xx

 

13gerbera
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Hi Beryl, I'm chuffed to hear that you're on the mend now too, must be a huge relief!

 

Is the reason you don't need rads because you had mastectomy plus implant whereas the rest of us had WLE and therefore still have local breast tissue that needs to be treated?

xx

Sharon

Matty2
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Some great news all round - well done everyone

it is a great feeling isn't it but always tempered with the thoughts of those who still have a journey to finish.

 

Still wonder why I am not having rads either??

13gerbera
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I can't tell you how relieved I am for you Rose, been thinking about you all day and hoping for the best, just delighted you'll be with us for the radiotherapy too.  Well, obviously I'd rather that none of us were here in the first place 🙂  I walked around with a big cheesy grin on my face for days when I got my good news and I'm still delighted even now!

 

Are you healing OK now?  I know it's been much more difficult for you after the second op so I hope it's settled a bit now.

 

Woohoo!

xx

Sharon

gazzlyn
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Thats fantastic news Rose, I am really pleased for you xx
eileen728
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Excellent Rose - seems like quite a few of us in the same position then! Love Eileen xx
Rosemaryanne
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Hi All!

Woohoo to me too! Finally got the all clear! Will be joining you with rads shortly, Sharon,and also took the option on Tamoxifen, at least in the short term, see how it goes.

I have to say I'm more tearful at the good news than I ever was at diagnosis or through treatment so far.

Hope everyone else can soon report the same happy story

Love, Rose xxx

 

milly2806
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So delighted for you xxxxx
giugi
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Thats wonderful news...onwards an upwards...hoping i will have the same out come, see my consultant on the 27th...Gules xx

ThePianist
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Hi Sharon

 

That's brilliant, and don't feel guilty about it being good news. We all had the worst news imaginable and we will all get the good news but at slightly different points. I had the same as you, and I am on Tamoxifen for 10 years. I don't know what my 'score' was for that and I'm quite interested to know, but taking the Tamoxifen was their recommendation as being the best thing I could do to prevent it happening again and that was good enough for me. This drug really seems to be a breakthrough. They told me that it actually searches out cells that are about to split and destroys them. That's amazing isn't it? 

 

So, keep smiling and onwards to rads. A walk in the park!! Use the cream they give you - it works!!

 

Gill

gazzlyn
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That's wonderful news Sharon, I am so happy for you xx
eileen728
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great news Sharon . So pleased for you xxx
Kentstar
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So good to hear positive news. I am glad the Macom bras worked well worth that little bit extra for comfort. It's always a bit of a worry recommending purchases but there is so little out there for dd+. Stella x
Rosemaryanne
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If my surgeon wasn't so lovely I'd be complaining. But it's not her fault. I.m more than used to the delays now, been over 3 months so far... xx
13gerbera
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Thanks Rose, I just can't believe how slow your pathology results are! Seems ridiculous that we had surgery on the same day but you're having to wait more than a fortnight longer for results but I guess it will be worth it when you get your good news too *looks at gods of breast cancer in meaningful way*

xx

Sharon

 

Rosemaryanne
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Hi Sharon!

Well done you!

You're ahead of me now, so it's going to be my turn to come running to you for advice if I ever get as far as radiotherapy!!!  Only 19 days till I find out the next step.

Really happy for you

Love, Rose xx

13gerbera
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Hi Lynne,

 

I'm going to have a chat with the medics about Tamoxifen too but as my cancer was highly hormone receptive I'm keen to give hormone therapy a go.  My understanding is that if the side effects are too severe I can always stop taking it so I figure it is worth a shot and some of the side effects (hot flushes etc) were things that I was expecting soon anyway as I can't be very far away from a natural menopause given that I'm 50 now.

 

I'll be very interested to know what you decide when you've spoken to your doctors and I'll let you know what mine say too - every little bit of information helps doesn't it 🙂

xx

Sharon

loobylou111
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Sharon thats great positive news. Its lovely to hear nice news for a change.

Mine was similar to you, im recommended for tamoxifen and anothedrug.g and like you no chemo...yippee!!! But I feel so sorry for all these lovely ladies on here which have to go through it.

How do you feel about taking the hormone tablets? Im not 100% sure about it all. Im going to have a long chat with my oncologist (already comprised a long list of questions!!

Take care,

Love n hugs lynne xxx

13gerbera
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Hi Sunflower, I got some Macom bras (on the recommendation of a member here) and they are wonderful, albeit quite expensive.  I'd been wearing Royce bras but the Macom ones are much more comfortable.

xx

Sharon

Sunflower57
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Fantastic news for you Where did you get your comfy bras please?
13gerbera
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Thanks lovely ladies, it's just such a relief as I was dreading the thought of more surgery/chemo (I'm such a wuss!) Now that I have bras that don't hurt and full movement again I feel almost human.  Won't be doing cartwheels down the corridor anytime soon, but even being able to take a proper shower feels like a treat Smiley Happy

 

Beryl I'm glad to hear your micropore wounds are healing but it still sounds painful, not to mention a total hassle to have to keep changing the dressings.  Do you know how long it will take for your sores to heal?

 

Kitt I'm fine with the idea of radiotherapy as my brother-in-law is a radiotherapist of some sort (don't really understand precisely what he does) and he has been able to reassure me that it will be OK.  I'm also happy to give Tamoxifen a go, although my consultant said it would be totally up to me whether I take it or not but I'm also an 8 for oestrogen & progesterone so I think it is worth it unless the side effects prove to be severe.

 

Sarah, any news yet on your appointment date?

 

Cheryl I don't know when my radiotherapy will start but I guess it will be another 2 or 3 weeks as I only had my surgery 10 days ago and I think they like us to heal properly first so we might be travelling that road together.

 

Judi I hope your chemo is getting a bit more tolerable or does it still feel like you've been in the ring with Tyson?

love to you all

xx

Sharon

pandorra1
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So pleased for you. Now try and relax, keep in touch. Lol xxx

Kittkatt
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Hi Sharon,
Always great to read of people having good news on here. I'm just nearing the end of my rads - first of 4 boosters today then I'm done. It has really not been a bad experience at all - as with every stage of this journey I wish I had been able to see into the future and I would have been much less anxious.
Also Tamoxifen - whilst I know some ladies have bad side effects very quickly, 6 weeks on I wouldn't even know I'm on it. It was a no-brainer for me since I'm ER8 and PR8 so side effects will have to be terrible for me to stop taking it but they are not as inevitable as it can seem.
Good luck with next steps.
Kitt
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ollisj6
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Hi Sharon fantastic news for you go and celebrate keep in touch love judi xxxxxxx

Matty2
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Brilliant news Sharon

Good luck with the rads. Do hopw you keep popping in, just like me, still need the support of ladees who understand.

Hoope your new bras are still comfy.

 

Today I removed the dressings but the worst sore is still not good, but then again not as bad as it was

 

Havwa glass of someting to celebrate

Beryl x

Chez666
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Brilliant news Sharon so pleased for you. You will be ahead of me now as my rads are delayed so I shall look out for your wise words and tips. X x x
JETS
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FANTASTIC Sharon - so pleased for you xxx Rads will be a doddle after everything else.
Sarah xxx
13gerbera
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Evening ladies Smiley Happy

 

Got my post-surgery results today and it's BRILLIANT news, they managed to get the cancer out with the first lot of surgery and there was no spread so all I need now is some radiotherapy and then, if I want it, some hormone therapy (Tamoxifen).  WOOHOO! No more surgery!!!  No chemo!!!!

 

So delighted and so aware that I am one of the lucky few who get off lightly so I'm sorry if I sound insensitive to those who are having a much tougher time of it.  

 

Off to shed some happy tears now before I head over to the radiotherapy board to get to grips with that but I'm going to keep popping in here too if that's OK, want to stay in touch with you all Smiley Very Happy

xx

Sharon