Hey...Lemondrizzle2...that's not so far removed from my diagnosis. You WILL get throught this...Mine was 30mm. I had my op on Thursday 28 June, off friday to recover...then the weekend...and I drove to work on the Monday. OK, I had to take the odd time out to grab 10 minutes rest but otherwise fingers crossed its been fine. I am waiting for rads dates now.
I know we Betty Boobs are all different but please try not to worry too much. As everyone says on here, once treatment starts it is nowhere near as scary or bad xoxox
Work? You need to slap them around a bit girl!!! I am self employed but Ive had to kick my fellow directors arses for sure! DON'T let them walk over you!! xxx
Unfortunately I have no savings or an overdraft so nothing to fall back on.
It's the unknown that is scaring me but I will message my landlord and try and get in touch with Macmillan. X
Thank you for the reply. I have to say, that work haven't been very forthcoming with what they will pay me let alone what hours I will do. I have tried talking to them but but can't seem to get anyone to sit down and discuss what is expected or how understanding they will be. It's all adding to the stress.
I'm starting to think that I need to look after number 1 and not both with work. 😟
After the operation, you will be signed off for 2 weeks. You will be amazed at how quick you will recover. So hopefully you may be able to go back to work afterwards. As others have said, Macmillan will be able to help.
In regards to radiotherapy, I suggest you book the appointments at the end of the day. I too have cfs and found that I was quite sleepy after the treatment. However I was fine the next day. Just make sure you drink plenty of water and this really helps.
Well it's coming up to 7 weeks since I had my 3 yearly breast screening and I still feel that this is all a bad dream. I have grade 2 invasive lobular carcinoma.
I have just had the results of the MRI and the mass is 30mm and not the 15mm they first thought. I'm booked in for a lumpectomy on the 30th and then radiation therapy.
My main worry is that I live on my own so I don't know how I will pay all my bills. I live in a 2 bed, private rented house so I don't know what help I can get.
Also how long will i be off of work for? I know that I can't do anything for the first 2 weeks but I don't know how the radiation therapy and drugs will affect me as I also suffer with mild chronic fatigue. I have been told that at the moment I won't need chemo so I should count that as a blessing. Work haven't been very forthcoming with what they will pay me so im pretty stressed. The nurse has asked the Macmillan CAB to get in touch but I've not heard any thing yet.
Has anyone got any advice or been in the same situation?