Thanks Sandpiper, was home at teatime yesterday all went as planned as far as I'm aware although having to attend surgical unit soon as my lumpectomy site started bleeding through night. So little sleep talking to out of hours Drs for guidance xx seems to have stopped but needs checking as full dressing red xx
Are you home safe and sound after your lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy today? How did you get on?
It has been a whirlwind for you - not enough time to take it all in.
Have a good rest
Thankyou Sandpiper x I have my lumpectomy &Sentinile node removal tommorow a little tense to say the least x I'm still struggling with the diagnosis ..literally 9 days ago..surreal x
Am so sorry you're having to go through all this, just replying to wish you and your dad well. You must be missing your mum so much.
I didn't have the same diagnosis as you - mine was invasive grade 2 her- oestrogen +. I had lumpectomy, radiotherapy and am on letrozole. Am more than two years on now and doing okay. Once you get going with your treatment you may feel more in control. It's hard - you've gone from caring for your parents to needing care yourself. You've had too much to cope with.
Hope others with same diagnosis as you tell you about their treatment.
Sounds like you could do with some support, though. Have you been in touch with your Breast Care nurse, the nurses helpline on here, counselling or 'Someone like Me' service, bereavement counselling or Maggies?
Take things easy.
Thankyou Lmitchell....my head whirls when I take a minute, at the moment I think I'm trying to distract myself from the reality of my diagnosis. Tbh the last 18 months of mine and my families life has been ruled by Cancer...my Dad was diagnosed 18mnth ago with throat cancer required intense radiotherapy...he is doing ok considering my mum then in May 2020 complained of a pain in her side July 29th 2020 she passed away of colon cancer 😔, I don't mind admitting I'm scared and not been in control scares me further xx
I remember how you are feeling very well, my diagnosis was 15 June and so very unexpected. Fog is a good choice of word, that is how I felt. I read the forums and could not wrap my head around any of the posts. I had so many questions and such a feeling that life will never be the same. As time has gone on I have found my own pace and rhythm. Be prepared for change and the anguish of the waiting game - these are areas I have struggled with. Give yourself plenty of time, just to take it all in, sitting quietly, yoga, mindfulness all help to clear the fog for me. I have kept a journal - nothing formal or chronological, just notes, thoughts, soundbites, songs I like, funny/sad/angry experiences - I like to write things down. Slowly you too will find a way through the fog. Think is minutes, hours not days or weeks - just take your time. I now find the forum a lifeline, I like I can reach out to those who I can remember how I felt.
Wishing you all the very best, hugs
Kelli ❤️ Glad you’ve reached out on here, sorry you find yourself here though. Once diagnosed everything seems to move at lightning speed and it’s like being in a daze while the rest of the world carry’s on and you are trying to process everything and get to grips with treatments ahead. Breast Cancer Now and all the threads are here ❤️ Do use all the facilities Breast Cancer snow can support you with and do ask away on here, join the threads and step by step you will 👭 get through with others who are stepping on the path too ❤️ An inspirational story is Mountain Lion by strawberry blonde in hope and inspiration bit, helped loads of us over the years ❤️ Do everything your way, you are what matters, you probably don’t feel in control but you are and amazing that you have looked into little Princess trust to donate your hair ❤️ Lots of us on here did that, turned a negative into a positive ❤️ Others will be along to offer ❤️👭❤️ We are here as much or as little as you need us ❤️💕💕✨✨Shi xx
I attended local breast care clinic for lump 29th July after tests left positive thinking it was only fibroid..only to get the news this week I have Invasive BC suspected grade 3....although caught early my HER2 is - which is good news but I'm due to have a lumpectomy next Friday and Sentinile lymph nodes removal. They believe I will need chemo due to my younger age...even talked about donating my hair ...I feel like I'm in a fog. everything moving quick (good I know) but I'm overwhelmed xx