Well I have come through the operation all ok, currently in bed following my op and waiting for the drugs round to have a another cup of tea then sleep.
I am lucky to have Bupa through work so have gone private after my first appointment, 1 because of quicker time and 2 I wanted a specific surgeon even though he is also an NHs surgeon.
I had my diagnosis with the oncologist on 09th March and then my first appointment with the surgeon consultant on the 14th March where it was decided to have the MRI due to the two areas of calcification and they needed to know depth etc
Birthday on the 15th LOL
Had MRI on the 23rd and then back to see the surgeon for the 2nd appointment on the 30th where it all changed to the masectomy and a ? on what might be lurking.
And now just had surgery with the result booked for 2 weeks time.......Hopefully all DCIS and nothing to discuss except when to have reconstruction but I think the surgeon is setting me up ready to accept further news heh ho can’ fault the service received so far both with the NHS and also private ( the private room is a lovely perk and hav8ng a choice of sandwich all makes it much more ‘pleasant’).
Hope all all goes well with your next appointment xx with hugs
When I went for my second appointment with the surgeon this was after my MRI and I had the questions for a lumpectomy and radiotherapy which was what was originally thought as the option. Unfortunately the MRI showed instead of 2 areas within the margin for a lumpectomy it was 6cm and a masectomy was discussed.
I had no questions except what I thought of at the time and what my partner questioned, although can’t now remember what he asked!
Might be worth having some ‘worse case’ questions handy just in case as it does make you feel more in c9ntrol of what is happening. I have found most of my answers on here and other good sites ie macmillan.
Good luck for tomorrow and hope all goes well.
I am off for my surgery in 2 hrs and already gasping for a cup of tea 🙄