Ally pops, as for your aches and pains I think I can speak for a lot of us. Since my diag last week I have convinced myself I have bowel, lung and brain cancer...that it’s spread all over. That’s all **bleep** of course...just my brain working overtime. I liken it to being faced with an impossible ‘join the dots’ drawing: I can’t stop trying to join the dots, metaphorically....Dr Googling, irrational thoughts...and of course when I ‘look’ at the failed picture I’ve created, I can’t make sense of it. This is entirely natural I guess...the waiting plays tricks on you!
Keep busy, keep upbeat...sounds hard I know but it’s working for me. ALSO it looks like me and you are pretty much on the same path, just a couple of days apart, so imagine me ahead of you, holding your hand and leading you through. We will both discover and work through this together until the day we join those dots up, look at the pretty pictures we’ve created and KNOW we’ve come through it, just like the other girls on here ❤️❤️❤️
I’m 56, diagnosed last Tuesday. MRI today...I am taking my own music on a CD. My favourite tracks to listen to during the scan. Small steps...and we will get there together!
And isn’t it wonderful news today that the chances of needing chemo with BC are now greatly reduced! Sending you lots of love and hugs! ❤️
I am getting my head around it and I hope you can too. x
Hi Allypops, sorry you find yourself here. It's really hard at first, as the other ladies have said but it does get easier and you will find yourself in less of a spin once you start treatment. You have a similar diagnosis to me. I was ER+ invasive grade 2 DC including 9/12 lymph nodes and age 48. I've completed my treatment and I'm doing really well now. Here's my story which I hope you find some comfort from: http://lifeafterlola.blogspot.com/
sendng hugs. Xxx
Unsure how long an MRI takes but I expect it must be similar to a CT, which I had. With the injection to show the contrast the whole thing was less than 30 mins - more like 20 - seemed amazingly quick! It was very doable.
If I was your mum I’d be past myself too, at this first horrible period. Mums are like that, as you will well know. You will all get there.
Sounds similar to me - I’d had that many non-cancerous lumps - some needing aspiration, some just fatty lumps disappearing on their own after having had them checked out, had a history of bad periods and pain round ovaries, before menopause. I am 64 and had had a clear mammogram a year before so this latest lump, well, I had more to worry about with my husband’s health, so was a bit dismissive of it.
After core and lymph biopsy was hit with the sledgehammer that it was Grade 2 Invasive Ductal - 6 cm size ER + and positive in at least one lymph node. Was scheduled for a CT scan. I was a mess. This was on 9th May.
Since then I’ve received nothing but reassurance, kindness and support from all on this forum, I’m less of a mess and feel a little more in control, (to me, that was the worst, feeling so vulnerable, emotional and raw.) Please know that it will pass, this first awful stage, - I’m not through it yet, by a long way, but inching there slowly.
All the very best, you are not alone...xx
Right take a deep breath,
I know this is a place no one wants to be on but you will get loads of help and support from the wonderful ladies on here.
It is early days yet so everything is very raw, but take one day at a time, try not to think too far ahead, small steps.
You will hear from ladies who have had the same diagnosis as you and life is back to normal for them. I was diagnosed with grade 1, tubular ER positive in 2016, had my op and rads which finished in Jan 2017 and life is back to normal.
The aches and pains you are experiencing will be the anxiety you are feeling because of your diagnosis and you are more conscious of what was probably usually there before your diagnosis.
The good thing is that it has been found, can be treated and very soon you will have a treatment plan in place specifically for you.
Do you have any support at home, friends, family close by who will be able to support you with your son?
Keep coming on here whenever you need to and we will support you in whatever way we can.
Sending you hugs