That's great Claire - so what number will it be ?? Have a fandabidozee day xx
Just a quickie to say - Am thinking of you Bazza and Mrs. Bazza. Hope your GP appt tonight proves to be nothing to worry about.
Thinking about the rest of you too havling to deal with diag, treatments and recovery.
All good wishes and healing thoughts to you
Lotsa love, Delly xxx
Good luck with with everything this week Claire, how long are they thinking you will have to stay in? Hopefully you'll be home for the weekend.
Good luck with the appointment Barry, not the most fun conversation to have with you GP but it's pretty routine for them. If they live a sample collecting kit, ask what the spatula is for! 😉
Yes, the awkwardness of the family and friend interactions....I have been wonderfully supposed by my husband, daughters, daughters boyfriend and even his family but I have found my brother and his partner and my sister have been very distant and my sister has shown a great lack of compassion. (Although my Mother's sudden death has probably has something to do with that.) It's all so strange and yet another bit unpleasantness we have to steel ourselves to!
Were you back at work today, Jill? How much will you have to do this week.
Thinking of of everyone going through treatment and recovering from it.
What a lovely and inspiring update Gives hope to all. Enjoy every minute of it. xx
Hi all couldn't resist just an update to give you all a positive boost. 12 weeks post mx and reconstructive surgery ,first full shift back at work got to cuddle twins admitted new baby, went for a swim afterwords know enjoying life glass of wine and sleep,Good luck to you all.
Yes Jen I'm several months on now but remember the early days of diagnosis when it's all you can think and talk about, Mike and I talk about it still but it's not a topic of conversation with friends and family any more unless I want it to be, you dont have to be brave all the time and how I wish I'd had my mum here, she died of breast cancer 12 years ago so it made things even harder 😔
You will start to feel stronger once you have all results and there is no more speculation about what's going to happen, once I had a definite plan of action I started to climb my way back up, things do get better love Xxx
Will be thinking of you Claire Wednesday and especially Thursday!....... Be strong for as long as you're able Hun, but please don't push yourself too far or others away.
Know exactly where everyone is coming from with friends family having an opinion, diagnosis and treatments. And also, I've many that have steered clear and not been in touch since my surgery I assume because they don't know what to say!?..... But I've also wonderful family and good friends who are keeping me grounded and talk as much or as little as I'm up to. Xxx
will pm you Claire xxx big big hugs babe xxx Tina
Wow Barry, I've never heard of a GP open until 8.30 in the evening before! Good luck. Hope Nikki is doing okay too.
Claire, the week ahead must seem overwhelming and I'm sure you will question your ability to cope but you will. This time eight weeks ago I was facing a MX and was so afraid but it's been nowhere as bad as I expected and certainly less physically painfull than I anticipated. Sending you a virtual hug. xxxx
Hope all goes well Barry finges crossed.
i had pre op appt with breast nurse to day and bloods etc. it's off to nuclear medicine for something on Wednesday, wire being placed on Thursday morning for left side lumpectomy them admission in the afternoon for mx, lumpectomy and sentinel nodes on both sides. Doesnt seem real! Can't let my mask slip or I know I will completely fall apart.
they are also going to do the genetic testing on me as there is family history and it seems more than a coincidence that I have it in 3 places. Not holding out much hope for avoiding chemo now!
i also read the article about Anastasia. I actually found it Inspiring and I have taken a picture of her after double mx ( I will prob have My other removed later on) on my phone to remind me that it is possible to get through this and still be confident and look good!! Going to be one hell of a journey though!
I need to call again at 2pm to make an appointment this evening, quite scary!
Oh morning and I hope everyone is doing as well as can be x
Bazza keep trying x love to you and Nikki hope she is feeling OK today
Morning all, hope everyone is doing OK today love to all
had a bad night lots of bad dreams that kept waking me up, im doing pretty well during the day and keeping busy and staying postive for the sake of my family and partner but obviously bottling up how I am feeling is starting to get to me so im taking up the offer of one of my friends who I know can take me blubbering and giving them a call to meet for a cuppa. The issue I am having is all my friends are medics so every one who calls wants to know the ins & outs of everything and has their opinion on treament options and how I should be looking after myself which is then stressing me out so im avoiding them to avoid having to keep going over and over it which means ive basically become a hermit with no friends since diagnosis 😞
get it checked a sap. Without my dear husbands support and accompanying me to all hospital visits I would not cope. Think about Nikki and go to your GP as soon as you can get appointment. You owe it to both of you.
You know what you must do Barry, It probably is just piles or something, but just for peace of mind, otherwise you're going to scare yourself silly! There is a symptom checker here, if you haven't already found it;- http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/rectal-bleeding/Pages/Introduction.aspx
You are really having a bad tine of it babypink, I hope all goes well with the oncologist and things look up for you from now on!
Barry, if you mean at the moment, post-chemo, then I've had a few ibuprofen these last few days for a mild headache but have not felt the need to take anything else. I've not been advised not to take anything in particular if that helps. x
Barry, do go to the docs. Most likely they will put your mind at rest but you don't need to have these anxieties hovering over you at this time. Look after yourself, you are important.
Hope Nikki is starting to feel better.
Oh Claire! I've pm you Hun. It's so bloody awful! The next week will be hell to pass but time will pass..... A week post op for me and waiting again for apt for results. You are two weeks behind me babe and I'm with you every step of the way! You'll do it! This time next week a big step will be fine mate xxx ending you lots of hugs and keep in touch xxxxx Tina
Also Claire, get on the 'going through surgery' posts...... Lots if support xxxxx