Good luck for tomorrow Jill xx
Sarah, good luck with your consultation tomorrow
I'm off to see mine tomorrow as well to make a plan going forward re rads and hormones
I shared a bottle of champagne with my sister in law the night before my op
just do what you need to do my love
wishing you all the best for tomorrow, all will be well and take the painkillers, don't be brave xx
Cat coming home with me tomorrow, big black cuddly boy! V nervous as i have never had any pets before oh well, life's full of surprises these days x
Welcome Sarah, I hope you find some comfort here with all these kindred spirits, I know I have!! Reading all the replies really helped me see that I'm not going through this alone and it has also made me feel very fortunate that my BC was caught early so doesn't involve chemo (unless my family history gene test tells me different)
I'm due for surgery on Monday 22nd so have been waiting nearly 4 weeks to get started and to be honest I've been able to keep myself quite busy with work, family and friends these past few weeks but I had a day off yesterday (blood test and dental app) and it suddenly hit me when the dentist generally me how I was, I said ok then quickly said no actually I'm not!! I was so glad when they put the dark glasses on me as I could feel the tears running down my face. I got back to my car and burst into tears :-(.
I wish you the best of luck with your surgery, keep thinking about your wedding anniversary and plan something special so you have something to look forward to, take care Suzie x
Thank you Missmore
It does seem to be dragging on. I am seeing my consultant on thursday and I will ask her then. I hope everything with your new cat goes well. Im sure it will be a welcome distraction. Thank you so much for your kind words. its very much appreciated. xxxxxxxxxxxx
Oh Sarah, you poor thing x what an awful long wait! Have they said why the wait..?
I'm not brave at all, was all over the place yesterday and not brilliant today but it is a great place to find folk going through all sorts of stuff, makes you feel able to share things you wouldn't really want to say to your nearest and dearest
to give you an idea of how dippy I am at the moment, my son has persuaded me to get a cat and we are going to the re homing centre this afternoon god help me!
Sarah, you may find someone here that'll be able to make suggestions as to why there is a holdup
sending you love and hugs xxx
I rang this morning and the lady I spoke to was amazing and very helpful. I am so glad there is an organisation like this and very grateful. Thank you 🙂 xxxx
Welcome to the forums.
I'm sorry to hear of your diagnosis, this must be a very difficult time for you.
As well as the support you will receive on the forums you might find it helpful to talk things through with one of the helpline staff, they are there to offer emotional support as well as provide information. The free phone number is 0808 800 6000 and lines are open 9-5 Monday to Friday and 10-2 Saturday.
Hi I am 45 and got diagnosed at the beginning of May. I have been all over the place! I have had I have had 3 biopsies the last one is under my arm. I havent had the result yet for that one. I am having my breasts removed on the 7th of July. People keep saying be positive but I am finding it very hard. Telling my kids was the worst thing I have ever done. I keep thinking every day its still in me that its spreading! I have been reading your messages and you are all so brave. I really want my life to go back to normal. It will be my first wedding anniversary on the 2nd of August and was really hoping to be able to celebrate it but dont think I will be able to now. I am hoping that once this has been treated I can be as positive as you lovely ladies are being
Thank you all, you are amazing. Wish you all a peaceful night and good pozitive energy always. XXXX
It's not a group any of us ever wanted to be in, but here we are and everyone exchanging hopes and fears without having to protect anyone from the raw emotions
I had a meltdown this morning whilst washing the dishes and chatting to my son, he's 22 and a diamond, I usually try to keep the appearance of normality up but I just caved in and let all my fear show. Wish I could have kept it in when I saw his face crumble - that's why I'm so glad to be able to get things off my chest here
keep talking with the ladies here, they are such a support
sending you love and support
Welcome to the BCC Forum.
Your post from 14/06/15 at 9.39am has now gone live on the forum following your user name change.
I'm sure you will find lots of information and support here from fellow members.
Very best wishes
I am new here and had no idea few weeks ago that I will be posting on a cancer forum as a patient. Well... you know yourself as well as I do... things like this happen... First mammogram ever , part of the national screening program , then a second mammogram then the ultrasound then one, two, three... , loads of biopsies (12 cores and vacuum aspiration)
The diagnosis was recently (4 days ago) confirmed as being grade 2 invasive ductal cancer of aprox 1.8 cm with high grade DCIS. Fortunately ER+ve. So, this is the technical stuff, medical terms... I am a nurse and a cancer nurse specialist . Does that makes things easier ?! No, not really as you realize no matter how much you know in fact you get through the same anxiety, frustration as everyone else. It is surreal to have stepped over the fence and experience everything as a patient myself. So different...so overwhelming and in a strange way- a unique chance to experience things and learn them from the inside...
I knew once the biopsies were done , something was not right, even if I have never felt any lumps or bumps. So I've told my children and my partner even before the official disclosure of the results. There were many tears involved. I am blessed with an extremely supportive family, friends and work colleagues. I know they all mean well trying to comfort me and I don't want to act ungrateful but all I want is them to behave normal and look after themselves more then of me. I want my life back. I will fight to have my life back... but I know, nothing will be the same as before.
At present I am waiting to see the surgeon next week, to decide of the type of surgery I will have, to present me the pros and cons... I know from the brilliant breast nurse specialist that the intention is to give me a conservative surgery , followed by radiotherapy , maybe more after they know the results once the lymphnodes are analysed... I wish I have a total mastectomy and get rid of the enemy(I know they say, the chances of reaccurance are about the same as with lumpectomy...) and don't know if this is possible due to a heart attack I had 5 years ago.
I want life to continue like nothing ever happen but I am well aware that cannot be the same anymore.
I have read the posts before mine and I find all of you so brave. Compared to you all I am scared and anxious. I act brave in front of the dear ones but inside I am shaking... I am scared of this fight and I am not a brave fighter, but I have to win this battle . I have so much yet to achieve, I haven't even hold my grandchildren yet...
Good luck to everyone and hope you will accept me into your group. I promise not to pester you with my long posts...
hi me too, crap isnt it, feel ok some times and sick and wanting to burst out into tears other, my tumour is stage 1 , grade 3 not hormonal, don't gel with the breast care nurse which doesn't help. Had to tell my kids yesterday which was horrible, and my sister is telling my dad tomorrow. feel lonely even though my family and friends are being lovely, if its not an hormonal one ive read its more likely to come back which scares me even more . on the outside brave on the inside terrified.
Hi Jill how did your appointment go? Sarah wife
of snoring husband.