Hi Angel, I have been wondering how you got on yesterday and I am sorry to hear its not what you were expecting, after all the waiting I'm sure its a lot to take in and get your head around. I felt quite down over the weekend after my results because the waiting and thinking about it all is so incredibly draining. Have you thought about giving the helpline a call? I called for the first time on Saturday, they were great and should be able to help you with your questions about chemo etc. Stay in contact on here. I am sorry i cant offer you any advice about your treatment, but sending you big hugs.Take care xxpb
I was thinking about you yesterday. Sorry to hear that the results were not what you were expecting. I know its not easy but try and take a day at a time knowing that it is one step closer to the end of your treatment. I know it sounds like a long road but you will get there, we all will in the end. Keep posting to let us know how you are getting on. I will be thinking about you and everyone else going through tests, results and treatment.
I know it is the hardest thing I have ever done.
I know the treeatment plan may sound long winded and daunting, but just tell yourself that every step of the plan is a step closer to recovery xx Ruth xx
Sorry to hear your results weren't the best
Try to take it step by step and concentrate on your next stage of this horrible journey.
All the best
hi all i got my results .. not too impressed to be honest . i have to have 4 sessions of chemo.6 weeks of radiotheraphy and herceptin injections for a year and 5 years of tamoxifen ..my cancer is grade 3 but stage 1 .. my chemo im having is CT .. has anybodyy had CT chemo ?? xxx
I will be thinking about tomorrow, hope all goes well for you. Please let us know how you get on.
Glad to hear you have had a good day today. I had family round, I have only been out once since beginning treatment last Tuesday as I didn't know how I would feel. I am feeling much better this evening. It is difficult trying to decide how much to do isn't it without getting too tired and regretting it 🙂
My hubby is off tomorrow as well, so we are going to go for a stroll around a garden centre and maybe stop for a coffee 🙂
All the best for the 16th, although I am sure we will post here before then xx Ruth xx
Yes, on the up now.Judging by other comments in the moving on with treatment section, the effects of the chemo seems to hit on day 5 which was the case with me.
When do you get your results? After all the too-ing and froo-ing to hospital over a period of 8 weeks, it does seem odd to have this lull now, before my next chemo on May 20th, but most welcome too 🙂
You have a nice weekend too xx Ruth xx
Good to hear you are doing better Ruth. I hope you manage to get out in the lovely spring sunshine over the long weekend. We went to see the bluebells yesterday in a wood near home. Birds and butterflies everywhere and a lovely blue sky. The sun makes such difference doesn't it. Sometimes its the simple pleasures. Take care xxx
Hi Jan and Princess Bear,
Thank you for your sympathy, I had a much better night last night, but then I didn't really eat much at all yesterday. I do have a packet of polos constantly attached to me, mint deff helps !
I hope you are both doing okay xx Ruth xx
Hi Ruth, sorry to hear you are suffering with indigestion etc. I had suffered with IBS for a number of years and have had quite a few flair ups since being diagnosed. I pretty much take peppermint capsules everyday when things are bad. I get them from Holland and Barrett and always gets the enteric coated ones so they don't dissolve until they are in your intestine, so you are not tasting mint all the time. I pop one as soon as dinner is finished, but when I'm really bad I will have one after each meal, but generally try to eat little and often rather than big meals. This might help?
I hope things improve for you. Take care xxxpb
I will keep my fingers crossed that they got everything in your first op and that your results are good 🙂
I had a really bad night last night. It was my fault, because having erred on caution and just eaten snacks little and often, I had a pasta meal with salad and garlic bread at around 7pm and boy did I pay for doing that ! I went to bed at 10pm, woke up at 1am with the most awful indigestion and and ended up sitting up until 4am watching a dvd and reading.
My poor hubby its his birthday today so we are having a quiet day and taking it easy.
Angel good luck to you as well xx Ruth xx
Hi Jan ,
I have been up and about the past few mornings at 5am lol. I normally sleep for 8 hours out for the count, but have been rudely awakened needing a pee, then as I have had 6 hours or so sleep, not been tired enough to return to bed. I assume it must be one of the chemo meds I am on. So its been a cuppa, watching sky planner or reading as I see dawn arriving for first time in years !
Good Luck all here awaiting results, I pop back to see how everyone is but I am also on starting chemo in May 2014 thread on going through treatment area of this forum. Its surprising how the memory fades re the op and portacath fitting once a few weeks have gone by, once wounds begin to heal 🙂
xx Ruth xx
I have been out in the sunshine this afternoon to some lovely gardens nearby, feel refreshed.
Yes i will keep you updated, praying for clear margins and nodes:). My first results were ER 0/8 but haveto wait for everything else.
Enjoy the bank holiday xx
Good to hear you are recovering, I had really low blood pressure after my op too and nurses said same thing that I hadnt eaten for so long 🙂 Usually I am on pills for high blood pressure.
Still not too bad after first chemo on Tuesday, other than maybe a bit tired but sleeping fitfully at mo, curiously cam on my period for first time since June 2013, but the nurses said it wasnt anything to get concerned about 🙂
Heres hoping all your margins are clear love Ruth xx
Thank you for all your wonderful support, it helps so much. Well I m up and alive this morning - have got a bit of a headache but that's just due to the fact I did'nt sleep so well last night being as I was forced to sleep yesterday morning, also unbelievably my blood pressure ran low - never done it before but think it was due to the lack of food the day before the op. Could'nt of worried them that much though because I was let home.
I'm a bit sore - particulary where the biopsy for the nodes was taken but to be be honest you would expect that its very tender there after all. But other than that nothing is too bad.
I am at Southend Hospital in Essex - got to be honest they have been excellent,I was only diagnosed by biopsy on Friday and was operated on yesterday - the nurses on the day stay are lovely, as are the ladies at the breast unit. I am back on the 16th but do not know a time yet - they are ringing me today.
Just hope they have got everything and the margins are clear.
I wish everyone going through this loads of luck and thank you again allmy love Jan xxx
Hospital was brilliant and i am recovering really well, just the waiting for results that is driving me mad, bank holidays are delaying things. Luckily the hospital where i had the op is only 4 miles away, but had to go to Carlisle (50miles) for initial appointments (mammogram and scan) and will haveto travel there daily for radiotherapy. Chemotherapy can be done at my local hospital if required :(, praying that my results will not warrant that.
I am glad that you are feeling so well today, keep on top of your pain killers. It feels brilliant just to have the lump removed:).
Jan wow you have done well to come out the same day !!! I had to stay in overnight.Like you they had trouble finding my lump with the wire too, they tried viua a scan then gave up and went to x-ray.
Glad it all went well, rest up and enjoy being pampered tonight xx Ruth xx
Good Luck.I got told to be at my hospital for a 7.30a, wire insertion, was supposed to have WLL and SNB at 1.30pm and ended up going to thatre at 3.30pm, not having waten or drunk anything since 8pm the night before !!!.All good in the end though 🙂 xx Ruth xx
Thank you so much xxxxx
Do let me know how you get on Thursday, I will be rooting for you ! Try not to worry, I know its difficult. The only way I have stayed positive is to keep myself so busy, I zonk out at night, plus insisting that all my near and dear ones go about their normal everyday lives.
One step at a time, we have come so far already Loads of Love Ruth xx
Thanks for your supportive messages. I was there for 4 hours for my first chemo, but only because I have opted to try the cold cap 🙂 When it first went on I thought I wouldnt beable to stand it, but if you can bear the first 10 minutes, it is very doable.
The nurses were fantastic and so patient answering my endless questions, that they have probably heard a hundred times before 🙂 The portacath area was so sore, but they were so gentle and next time I have a cream to put on before arriving there, in order to numb the area. I felt nothing whilst there and have been given a whole array of anti nausea drugs to take whether I feel unwell or not and have been told to take them whether I feel sick or not to stave off any possibilty.
I have an injection to self adminster tomorrow relating to the white blood cells.
So it was a positive experience for me today, whether I will still be saying that later on tonight remains to be seen 🙂 I am so scatty, I remembered to take conditioner for my hair, but no hairbrush or cardy as I got cold whilst sitting with the cold cap on after a while,
The very best of luck with your op,I will be thinking about you xx Ruth xx