Glad to be on the journey with you Louise & sounds like we're quite similar in outlook! I am also organised, practical & a problem solver...not used to asking for help which makes this journey hard!! I'm here if you get dark moments, it is ok to be sad and even better if the person you talk to knows how you feel ❤️. I think I must still be a bit in denial, I'm sad but I'm a huge optimist so I don't think it's really hit me yet, the severity of it all that is. I think I'm still searching for the solution...
My boys are 21 and 19 so they're coping ok but it was so hard to tell them. I'm sorry your daughter is taking it hard but I do think it is good to cry and talk about it. It's such a difficult time for everyone.
Keep in touch 😊
Thanks for the update and info. Glad to hear today was easier, relatively speaking. We’re on this journey together ❤️
I must admit I’ve been to some dark places during this week, I need to try and control that. I’m organised and practical and a problem solver by nature, I find the waiting, especially while knowing nothing very difficult. I’m going to need to work on that too. 😊 I hope you’re not waiting too much longer for your other results.
How old are your boys? I have five, 3 girls, 2 boys, youngest is 13. She had a big cry last night. So hard. x
Thank you! Today's appointments were easy. Quick weight, height & blood pressure check (they did most of the pre-op assessment over the phone last week). Lymphodema appointment is to measure your arms pre-op so they can monitor any swelling after the op and later on in our treatment. It's not obligatory but I wanted to do it.
So my story is I was diagnosed June 19th with grade 3, ER+, PR+, HER- invasive ductal (16mm) BC after an ultrasound & biopsy. Have dense breast tissue so had to have an MRI (June 25th) which showed another lump (12mm) next to the initial one so i am glad I had that. Further ultrasound & biopsy was last Friday. Initially they said surgery (lumpectomy) on July 15th and I started self isolating in our basement from my hubby & 2 boys on 1st July so that they could still got to work. But now they've moved the surgery date to July 22nd due to new COVID rules & the new supergreen areas in hospitals - I got details of that today
Still waiting for my results from the last tests but am a little concerned after reading other peoples stories of having a lumpectomy and then having to go back for more surgery if the margins are found to be cancerous. They've so far only recommended radiotherapy (3 weeks worth) but I also do fear chemo once I've had surgery. Waiting is the hardest part isn't it? 😑
Best of luck today, let me know how you get on. Jo♥️
I‘m also sorry to hear of you diagnosis and really wanted to wish you luck with your appointments today. I would be glad to know how you got on if you feel up to it at some point. My appt is not until 5.30pm so most of the day to wait. xx
Sorry about your diagnosis. I was recently diagnosed too. I got my MRI results back next day and my consultant called me with my results. I know different hospitals do things differently though. The MRI went ok for me, only advice I would say is make sure you are comfy as you do have to stay in that position for a while. Mine took 25 mins.
Good luck with your scan today, I'm off for my pre-op and lymphodema appointments.
I already did a first post after a very unexpected bc diagnosis last week. Veering between all the different feelings and emotions I’ve managed to pass the days and now my MRI is tomorrow.
The only minimal info I currently have is ER+ grade 2, I don’t know how long it will take to get detailed results from the MRI.
I already have a serious medical condition so I’m used to ‘coping’ but with this, I am finding the fear over-whelming and I don’t want to show it in front of my husband and children - I didn’t sleep last night and not sure I will tonight.
I just wanted to connect with others who are going through similar.