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pandorra1
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Good you are feeling better, lol xxxxx

zee66
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Hi ladies thank u went to see the GP she said it is nothing just healing nothing to worry about   l am so angry with the GP asked for iron tablets she said why  l said they did a blood test be for the op and blood level was low  she said oh but she gave me the iron tablets which is good lol.   Thank u hugs to all

Chez666
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Hi Zee, please call,your BCN/see GP Nenya is right. Looking back now I shoild have called the BCN earlier and gone in as I developed a haemotoma/infection, you are not wasting their time and it's better to get seen and be reassured all is okay. Hope all goes well and take care x x
Fuffs123
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Nenya
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Think you need to ring your care centre for advice and reassurance, feeling hot and cold could mean an infection or it could just be a cold germ, but it is better to get it checked out xxx
zee66
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Hi ladies. SORRY but can u help me 7days after the op l am feeling cold one minute and sweating the next is this normal  sorry for the trouble  big hugs to all

pandorra1
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So pleased you are feeling better, take things slowly and you will improve every day. Lol xxxxx

zee66
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Hello ladies how r u all   sorry for the late reply feeling down after the operation because the iron level was very low starting to feel better .op went well thank god thank u for the well wishes hugs to all

loobylou111
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Hi Zee,

How did operation go yesterday? Hope your home and feeling relieved that this part of your journey is over! Take care, 

Lynne xxx

kjmac
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Hi Zee

 

I had my op on 5th feb - wide local excision - the surgeon didn't like the term lumpectomy 🙂 - and I'm an absolute baby about operations.  The only one I've had - for wisdom teeth - had me crying hysterically when I came round so I warned them about that - told them it was nothing personal, I just don't like being out of control. 

 

I walked down, fell asleep whilst the anaesthesiologist was talking - how rude of me - and woke up bawling like a baby a little later apologising to the nurse who was looking after me because of the tears.  By the time I was wheeled back to my room a little later I was fine. I crawled over into my bed, and was on my feet 30 mins later begging for the drip and canula to be taken out so I could go to the toilet.  Tears are normal - I've cried lots since I was told this might be cancer. This is not an easy path we're on - it's scary, and we all try to be brave for everyone around us but crying is OK - it's how we feel and there's nothing wrong with honest emotions.

 

Hope the surgery goes well on Monday.

K

Chez666
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Good luck Zee, you will be fine, it's the waiting that causes so much anxiety. Let us know how you get on and remember to rest and rest when you get home. Tske care and lots of hugs x x x
eileen728
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Good luck -Zee. Think lots of us feel like you and I am a total wuss but op not half as bad as I thought it would be and so good to think the lump has gone , xxxx
zee66
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Thanks Lynne will let u know how the op went   my daughter and granddaughter are coming tomorrow hopefully take my mind of worrying 

loobylou111
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Hi Zee,
Sorry you have had to join our gang! Please please dont feel like your on your own in this anxious time. Having just had 2 lumpectomys I can honestly tell you that when you go for your operation you will be fine and you will wake up! It will feel like its only been a blink if an eye, its that quick. So on that note I know you will be just fine on monday. Please let us all know how it all went as soon as you can type!! Bless you hugsa big hug sent your way,
Love lynne xxxx
zee66
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Thank u ladies all of u have made me feel better (but still scared and terrified ) catchpole good luck with your follow up appointment.xxx

Lucy_BCC
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Hi zee and welcome to the BCC forums

In addition to the support you have found here, please feel free to call our helpliners to talk through any queries or concerns, lines are open 9-5 during the week and 10-2 Saturdays on 0808 800 6000

Here's a link to further information including surgery and further support ideas from BCC which I hope you will find helpful:

https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/treatment

Take care
Lucy BCC

zee66
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Thank u ladies all of u have made me feel better (but still scared and terrified ) catchpole good luck with your follow up appointment xxx

catchpole
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Hi Zee,

 

I had my op 2 weeks ago, was bit apprehensive but i had an emergency hysterectomy for firbroids 7 years ago so knew what to expect You do feel better after lump gone,. Ive my follow up appointment today, so ill know next stage,  This is something we all hope will never happen to us,think scariest thing is so many of us seem to be such healthy people, i was, for a 60 plus woman very, i thought.  All best for monday, sure will be fine.

Jaye
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Hi Zee

 

Sorry to hear you are going through this but as others have said, it is quite normal how you are feeling.

I was terrified too - had never had an op before and was sure i wasn't going to wake up.

 

I don't think I had more than 2 or 3 hours sleep each night before I went in for my op.  Believe me, it is really not as bad as you think it is going to be.   Even when I woke up from the op, i was expecting to feel awful but I didn't, just felt a bit spaced out but was able to have a drink and biscuits before going home that night.

 

Hope it all goes well for you and try not to worry too much (easy said, I know)

 

Jaye

Donnaandfamily
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Hi Zee66

you will be fine on Monday and all of us wish you well as you start this journey. I felt the same about the anaesthetic and as I was going into theatre I told the anaesthetist how I felt and to tell my family I loved them...... but there was no choice I had to have the surgery...... to make it worse I am a nurse so knew I would be fine

 

On a brighter note you will probably have blue pee and a blue nipple..from the dye injected prior to surgery....... the pee disappears quickly (but looks like blue loo) and the nipple looks smurf like and can take several weeks to go

 

The one thing to remember throughout this journey....drink plenty...and do the exercises you are shown for post surgery to get full mobility back.

Wishing you all the best

Donna xx

13gerbera
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Hi Zee,

 

If I tell you I am the biggest coward when it comes to surgery/general anaesthetic you probably won't believe me but I promise it's true, I was pretty much a wreck in the lead up and I wept the whole day of my surgery until they put me under the anaesthetic.  Worrying about it all was easily the most traumatic experience of my life so far (and I hope, ever!)  but the reality is that it isn't nearly as bad as you think it will be.  A quick look at the statistics will show you that actually it is very, very, very rare for anything to go wrong so you don't need to worry (although I suspect that it won't stop you!)

 

Also, I expected to come round feeling terrible and a bit of an invalid but actually within an hour I was on my second coffee and went for a little wander round the ward to see what facilities they had. 

 

So, I think you're entirely normal to worry but take it from the lovely ladies on here, it won't be as bad as you think 🙂

xx

Sharon

zee66
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Thank u soo much ladies makes me feel a bit better   hug to u

Herewego
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Hi Zee, sorry you have joined this club. The support from this site has kept me going and I'm sure all the amazing ladies here will also help you.
The BC journey (aka new normal) is a massive roller coaster with sleepless nights, pure terror, crying, feeling helpless, etc. mixed with old life, laughter, dark humour and new friends.
You are in capable hands with your doctors so listen to them and we're here to offer our anecdote from our journeys.
Stay positive and take care xx
JETS
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Hello there Zee xxx you are normal !!!!!!!!! You WILL wake up - when you wake up your cancer lump will be out - you will know this because you will feel a little sore xxxx
Crying is good for you - cry lots and then cry some more x afterwards you will start a road to recovery and you will find the smile muscles again ( I promise ). I Had bilateral mx 12 jan stArting chemo in March and laughed very loudly with my daughter tonight x lots love x
zee66
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Hello ladies need some help     diagnosed in Jan having surgery on Monday for lumpectomy feeling terrified and scared feel like not going to wake up from surgery l can not stop crying pls tell me it is normal