Not sure what to do will wait till i've seen the consultant on the 25th , I'm not in a lot of pain more discomfort. The one thing is i'm so tired , keep falling asleep. Got to go to the doctors on Friday to have my dressing removed and hopefully will get a sick note to cover me till I see the consultant. Are you planning on working between your treatments/ Lynne
No going back on the 25th for my results so not too long to wait. Been told there is a 8 week long waiting list for radiotherapy tho.
Just passing by ladies and wanted to wish you all the best for all your treatments in the coming days and weeks. I am further down the line and recall being in your position in March. Really time has flown and nothing has been as difficult or scary as I anticipated in the dark moments in the middle of the night. The one thing I have learned is that everyones diagnosis and experience is unique which is really reassuring that all treatment is tailored to us individually but there is always someone out there who has experienced the drugs and operations as you and will be able to give sound advice and reassurance. I hope I can do the same for anyone anytime. Love and hugs to you all. Katie xx
hi op booked for tomorrow. trying not to think about it too much. just wish it was over, the actually op doesn't bother me it's waiting for results again. x
Snap Funfriend we share the 'D-day' in common 26th May, not a date I will forget in a hurry!! Have found comfort in chatting to like-minded ladies here, not a club I thought I'd by joining but here I am :-).
I hope you are sorted very soon so you can start enjoying your retirement. Feel free to befriend me and perhaps we can plot our journeys together xx
I found out last month and had my op last Tuesday... This was a result of my first mammogram and I was diagnosed with type two.
I was in op for over four hours as they did a reduction too due to the amount of weight I lost. Everything has gone off to be tested and I get the results back in next wednesday, I still have one drain in but feeling up and down with it all.
I hope the results come back good then I need radiotherapy and then drugs for five years....
I was diagnosed this past Tuesday. I was finishing up my last week of school and retired yestereday!! I am so mad! This is not what I saw for my retirement. I have lots of empathy for you and am going through the same thing. My head says "It will be OK" and my heart and soul just feel sick. I am glad there are so many others in this "club" (including several of my good friends and my sister!) but I never expected I would join.
Thank u for it reply, like u I suffer from depression, so I think the tablets r helping. I have a friend who was diagnosed like me 2 years ago and is now cancer free, so she is there to tell me what is happening. I know everyone is different and different hospitals do things differently but it does help. good luck to u x
Hi ratbag, I had the same initial reaction, it's a perfectly natural and rational response to the shock of the diagnosis. The situation felt surreal, my husband and I felt we were talking about someone else. This is actually a coping mechanism - taking an existential view (stepping back from it) according to my counsellor. As I suffer with depression I knew I couldn't let myself break down, I had to keep strong and focus on what I needed to do to get rid of the pesky cancer. That's another thing I did, kept using the word cancer to try to normalise it and stop it being so scary. I'm not in denial, I was/am worried and did well up in response to my family's tears and fears, and had some dark thoughts, usually at night. From diagnosis on 14th April, through 2 surgeries - lumpectomy & SNB (clear margin but node involvement), then full node clearance - I learnt yesterday that the cancer hasn't spread to any more nodes so chemo is now unlikely, final decision with oncologist in few weeks. I actually slept for 12 hours last night! It's as though my mind and body allowed me to rest for the first time in 6 weeks. I didn't look at this site until a couple of weeks after diagnosis and found some of the threads quite scary so would advise a bit of caution at least until you have more information about your cancer. I posted yesterday for the first time for advice on questions to ask and had a useful and supportive reply. Wishing you well, stay positive with a fighting spirit!
Found out two weeks ago that I have breast cancer, not sure how I feel, doesn't feel like its happening to me,
Seem to be saying to everyone else I'm fine, but not sure if thats me talking or I'm saying what I think people want to hear! I'm booked in to have my operation on the 8th June, just want it over and done with. Think I will cope better once I've had the op.