PJ's and a glass of wine sounds a brilliant idea!! x
Hi Fuffs welcome to this site where you will find so much support. Like you I was diagnosed with DCIS (high grade) 3 years ago; I needed a mastectomy but didn't need chemo/rads or hormone therapy for which I'm grateful. I've been through genetic counselling as I have a family history of breast and ovarian cancer. I had the blood test;which was negative for BRCA 1 and 2 but my counsellor said this is all they know about at the moment and they may well find another genetic mutation in the future in relation to breast cancer. The results of the blood test take months to come back; I was told it could take up to a year but in my case it was 5-6 months.
Glad you're feeling a bit happier knowing when your oncology appointment is; it's much harder waiting and wondering when things are going to happen. You sound very busy with your business to run on top of everything else; getting a gardener in to help out sounds like a good idea to me. Hope all goes well next week x
Hi littlelady, welcome to this site. We all know exactly how you're feeling so feel free to let it all out. We've all been through it and are still going through it; its a tough old journey at times but the flutterbies on here are wonderful.
Stella - are you ok? You sound like you're going through a tough time after your op. I'm half considering a recon myself but still sitting on the fence at the moment. I have another appointment with the consultant in June to talk about it.
Janice - so glad to hear that Phil's wound has all but healed at last
I'm off work for 2 weeks so using this time to recharge my emotional batteries. Started with some spring cleaning yesterday (cleaned the windows and the Rayburn) and did a spot of weeding and planting before the rain set in. Today looks good weatherwise so back into the garden for some more tidying up. My daughter wants a family party this summer so that her fiance can meet all the family so this is spurring me on to get the garden into top shape! It also gives me an excuse to buy a few more plants!!
Thank you so much xx
Welcome to the forums, this must be very difficult time for you. I’m sure other users will be along to support you soon.
In the meantime, maybe you would like to talk things through with a member of our helpline staff who are there to offer practical information as well as emotional support. The free phone number is 0808 800 6000 and the lines are open Monday to Friday 9.00 to 5.00 and Saturday 10.00 to 2.00.
We also have a service called 'Someone Like Me', whereby you can talk to a volunteer who has been thought a similar situation to yourself, this can be via phone or email. I have attached a link in case you would like more information. http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/breast-cancer-services/someone-talk/someone-me-phone
Just gone back to work after being off for 12 months. in that time had lymph nodes removed, chemo, mastecomomy and radiotheraphy and now on Tamoixfen. I guess like others I never thought I'd get cancer. I was healthy. My god has this thing changed my life. I am so lucky I have a loving family who I adore, a great boss who is so understanding.
But... I am struggling so much with being back at work, my emotions are all over the place. I have always been a happy person but I could cry about anything and am, its a nightmare. I think throughout the whole process I have put on a brave face (for everyone else) and now I think its hit me and I really don't know what to do. I hope to have reconstruction done later this year and I guess in my head I hope that will sort everything but as I sit and type this I know its not the answer, yes it will give me back after a fashion what's missing but I think I'm placing too much pressure on the reconstruction and then if its not what I hope it will be will my disappoint be too much.
Thats seems such a heavy post but excuse the expression sometimes you need to just get it off your chest!
Glad the op went well Doz - are you taking the doc's advice and resting up at home? Has your voice come back now or does it take time?
I've had a difficult couple of weeks. A few days before my appointment to discuss reconstructive surgery I found a small lump under my mx scar and as you do immediately thought the worst. Anyway I had an appointment at the breast clinic this week and after a scan was told it was just a fatty lump...hurrah and relief! With regards my other problem I now have to go in for a D&C as the ultrasound couldn't determine endometrial thickness and the biopsy taken was insufficient. The op is booked for 18/03/2015. All of this worry has left me feeling quite drained so I decided to go off sick this week. I really want to stay off until after my op but am battling with my conscience about this but I just feel really tired and need a break.
My OH and I are going for a long weekend in the Peak District at the end of March so really looking forward to it; lots of walks and pub meals...can't wait.
Hope all flutterbies are well
Just sending you all a gentle reminder about our daily Live Chat service - Talk Together. This is a private chat room where you can talk to others who are also facing breast cancer in confidence.
Talk Together takes place every weekday from 12.30 – 1.30pm and will not be moderated or accompanied by a nurse. If you would like to register or find out more information then please visit http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/…/someone-…/tal
All the best for tomorrow Doz - I'll be thinking of you xx
I had a letter yesterday from the gynae dr to say that the biopsy sample I had taken was too small and that I've now got to go in for a D&C and my name is on the waiting list. So far although all this is worrying; I have to say that Wrexham Hospital has been quite quick and have kept to their word with timescales.
I took my friend to Cardiff yesterday for her audition to get on The Chase. They were auditioning around 50 people in groups of 10. In her group there was a doctor, microbiologist and accountant so she thought she had no chance. The audition lasted an hour and it was quite a grilling ending up with a mock up of the final chase. Anyway, the questions fell right for her in the final chase and at the end she was one of 3 who got through! She will now go to London for the real thing. She was and is still is in a state of shock!
Thank you all. Have my appointment with the surgeon on Friday so will have a chat then. A lovely guy called Mr edited by moderator, from Poland originally but has worked at The Marsden also. Anyone else in the Leicester area know him? Gave up leaving messages for the BCN, never returned any of my calls. Disappointing as up to now NHS treatment has been amazing. Francine x
Thanks flutterbies; will let you know as soon as I know anything. xx
Scan date came through yesterday for 20th Feb so not too long to wait. It will take another 2 weeks after that to get my results so just over 3 weeks to go until I should know a bit more. x