My new boob doesn't look too bad, still swollen and will take a while to settle 'in'.
I do not have a nipple now but am not missing that little bit. Now a lot of the swelling has gone down it doesn't look too bad compared to the original, a little smaller, but OH says it's only me that notices! I have also been offered a nip and tuck on the 'original' in the future, originally I thought yep but now am unsure, but there is plenty of time.
It was quite amusing discussing the size of the new one, how big etc
Do try to read the leaflets, I managed to in short bursts, then went back when in a better frame of mind and read them again properly.
Some ladies, I know, have the nip and tuck at the same time. Personal preference I guess and up to surgeon.
Good luck with your choices
thank you Cassie, Beryl and Ros for your replies x Im already finding this forum a huge help. I was told that I could possibly have an immediate reconstruction but until I see my surgeon I wont know for sure. Does it look ok Beryl? I have very large boobs and Im hoping they can reduce the other one to match at the same time or at a later date at least. I have a pile of leaflets about it to read that the hospital gave me yesterday but I havent quite plucked up the courage to read them yet..might do that later. Forewarned is forearmed as they say xx
Come join our merry band.
I to have invasive lobular. Confirmed the day after my 50th! So very similar to you.
I am having a single masectomy on 4th March - unfortunately the invader is too big to save the breast. Also as we don't know whether rad or chemo needed I'm waiting til later for recon.
This site is wonderful and the ladies here have kept me sane.
Hope your journey with us has none of the snakes just the ladders
I was diagnosed with lobulat C beginning of December. They then found another patch so I had a mastectomy from which I am currently recovering.
I have been told now no chemo and no rads - yippee - and as a result was suitable to have an implant which I had. It was great coming round from op and not being 'flat'.
Since then I have had a few healing problems but then compaed to other treatments I consider myself very lucky. Don't let my problems put you off either - I am still very pleased I had the implant
I am now on Anastrozole for 5 years.
You will find you have days and nights of tears and despair but remember we here on this forum Know what you are going through and there is always someone to listen, make you laugh, offer advice from personal experience and generally chat
All the best
It's not really appropriate for me to say 'welcome to the club' so I'll just say that I'm so glad you have decided to join this forum. You'll get lots of support and advice from the friendly members not to mention the professional support also on tap.
Six weeks seems to be a long time to wait for the op so, hopefully, it will be sooner as most of us feel that the waiting is the worse bit about the treatment programme.
Hi all, after the longest week of my life waiting for results, finally got the news yesterday that I have invasive lobular cancer in my right breast. Went into meltdown mode yesterday but my prognosis is good. I'm looking at either a partial removal of the area (although as it is in 3 separate ares they seem to be veering towards a full mastectomy) and the more I think about it the more I think thats probably my best bet. Feel quite calm this morning. I realise the news could have been much worse, and with a full removal then hopefully Ive been told I will most likely NOT need chemo or radio and it will be annual screening afterwards. It was only picked up at a routine screening as Id turned 50 last year so I just thank god I went as I had no lump to feel or any other symptoms. I'll have the op within 6 weeks then its onwards and upwards. Im sure I'll have lots of wobbly moments in between but in the grand scheme of things, I realise from reading other posts that I am probably very lucky. love to everyone going through this. Its **bleep** being a woman sometimes xx