Thanks everyone for your kind words as always.
Will keep you all posted on mums progress.
What great news, Wacky! So pleased for you all, but you must all feel a bit knocked sideways, from the stress beforehand. Love to your Mum and hope your OH is doing well too.
Oh that is absolutely fabulous news, what a relief,though be good to know cause of rash, the fact is not cancer is the best and the main thing oh lots of love to u all. please keep us updated, it wonderful x
That's such great news! It's had a ripple effect to me - it's just the news you wish to kear.
All the best for you all.
What a relief after such stress on you all. Yippee in some ways but I hope they can find out the rash's cause.
Thank you for letting us all know.
Thank you for the update. Well that is good news - you must all be SO relieved. Goodness me what a time you've had of it. Never before has a rash sounded like good news!
I hope you are all able to enjoy this moment together.
Sorry for not updating sooner but I've been trying to get my head around the news my mum had yesterday.
Mum went to see the docs and got the test results and they examined her.
They told her No cancer!! After department linked to the cancer department said they thought it had come back, mum gets confirmation that it had not.
Aparently it's a very severe rash all over her back, chest and neck, but the cause is unknown.
They have put her on some tablets to try and sort this out.
Mum has to go back in a months time to see the docs and see how the treatment for the rash is going.
We were all fearing the worse , good news for a change!!
Hi Wacky, I have sent you a PM tonight, I do hope all went well on Wednesday and as someone else said on here, your love for your mum really does shine through and that means such alot, I know I appreciated and embraced that so much last year when I went through my treatment. Lots of positive thoughts to you and your family x
Wacky I am so sorry your mum has a problem again so soon after her chemotherapy is over. I hope they can find out what is happening in order to try to control it. She has such an supportive family.
All best wishes
Thanks everyone. Will keep you posted as to how mum gets on.
Thinking of you all, Wacky, as you come up to Wednesday's appointment and hoping you get news of some possible treatment.
Oh Wacky I am so sorry to hear this. INflamamtory breast cancer is especially nasty, yet even so there are some very encouraging stories from women on here. Will be thinking of you all... your love for your Mum shines through every post and I'm sure she knows how much you love her and your support means a lto to her.
Mum finally has her appointment with the hospital this Wednesday.
Her inflamatory breast cancer looks like it has come back.
It looks worse that it did originally. Mum only stopped her chemo in November.
You can now see it above the neck line of her blouse.
Really worried about her and what they will say on Wednesday.
Really sorry to hear that Wacky
Hope you get some definite news soon, with a plan for treatment
Thinking of you all
Oh Wacky, that sounds very worrying for you all. Thinking of you all...and hoping it turns out to be a flase alarm. I know you will continue to be a great support to your mum. Take care.
Mum went to hospital today for a new sleave.
They were not happy with the skin redness on her chest. Looks like the cancers back again.
Gutted! : (
Ginger1984, Would love to see a pic when you get your tattoo done.
Any ideas what your having done?
I think it is a lovely idea. I am doing the same to show my mum support. Post a pic once completed! X
Hi Wacky, just caught up with your post and its true, your tattoo has a very powerful message and your family are very lucky having you, I couldnt do this withouth mine,it really is important and once again, I am thriled about your mums good news. Keep posting and thanks for sharing with us. Shar 🙂
What fantastic news, Wacky! Grinning like mad here, so pleased for you all! As it will have affected you all, now I hope a lift for you all.
That's great Wacky (or Mark... somehow the name Wacky suits you)
Let's hope that now she really is able to get over all her treatment and move forward. She will be so proud of how you've supported her through all the ups and downs of her treatment... she must've done a good job cos you are clearly a very loving son.
Some good news!
Mum went to the hospital and got the all clear again.
The small lump that was there two weeks ago has disappeared.
Doctors very pleased with her and don't want to see her again until May.
Thanks bubbletrouble. Most people that have seen the tattoo seem to like it, and what it stands for.
Mum has her appointment with the hospital on Wednesday so lets hope for some possitive news.
Wacky I think your family are very lucky to have a lovely thoughtful person like you in their lives. I love the idea of the tattoos, and the one you've chosen is perfect. Best wishes to you, your wife and your mum xx
Thanks everyone, really pleased with the tattoo, it means a lot to me. Mum get her results next week so fingers crossed. Will keep you posted.
That's a really good tattoo, Wacky, it really means something and is a message to a lot of people.
Really sorry to hear the news about your Mum, hope the tests go well.
Sorry Mum is going through so much just when she was getting her hair back. Mine unlike RevCat and Lavender is still only a centimetre but thatis better than nothing.
You must be pleased with the tattoo. You wanted to get one done and you have done just that. I hope it wasn't too uncomfortable.
Do let us all know what mums progress it like.
My best wishes for her and to you and your wife. She has a lovely family supporting her.
thanks for uploading your photo - a very powerful message indeed.
I am sorry to hear you Mum is still having to have more treatment and investigations - a very worrying time for all of you. Hopefully they will get on top of it and she will soon be on the mend.
I am sure your support means a lot to her at this time.
Take care of yourself too.
Well i finally had the Tattoo done.
Decided on something that was personal to me, my wife and my mum.
I had a script tattoo done on my arm which says " The first wealth is health " meaning that money is not everything and good health is more important. Nothing too flash, just some suttle lettering.
Mum has had a bit of a set back. The blood transfusion did not seem to make her any better. still very tired. She went for a check up last week and the doctor found a lump on the other side. Mum had a chest x ray and a blood test and goes back next week.
A real shame as mum was doing so well and after finishing her chemo in November , her hair had started to grow back, not a lot but just enough to see a stubble. This cheered her up seeing it start to grow back. i fear that she may need more chemo and i dont know how she will deal with the possability of that.
I have uploaded the picture of my tattoo to my profile picture for you to look at.
Well, it's not the everyday place to do it, that's for sure, but it is possible!
Thanks lavender for the info.
They had to check her blood presure every 20 minutes, so after the vain popped in her arm, they had to take it using her ankle.
Didnt know you could check blood presure from there?
Good that she got the blood in finally, but what a shame about the popped vein. Difficult to see what else they could do apart from check on the poorly arm, normally they are not supposed to use it for BP check or anything with needles but with a blood drip in her other arm guess the options were limited.
Onwards and upwards!
By the way the swollen arm stuff is called lymphoedema- pronounced lim fuh dee mah if you can work that out!
Well, mum had her blood transfusion today. 4 hours to put in 2 bags of blood. Mum has a problem with her right arm , can't remember the fancy name, but I know it's to do with the lymph gland in her armpit and fluid in her arm making her arm very large. Anyway they had to take her blood presure and used the poorly arm. When they pumped up the blood presure machine there was a pop, and a vain in her arm burst. Apart from that all is ok. Let's see how she feels over the next couple of days. Hopefully she will feel more like her old self.
Oh dear, that doesn't sound organised! Hope it all works out today for her and that she feels better fr it
Well, mum went for her transfusion today. After having a blood test and waiting four hours she was told the blood would not be ready for another five yours. She could wait or come back tomorrow. So let's hope she has better luck tomorrow.
Thanks Cackles for your kind words.
Lets see how mum is after the Transfusion.
Evening Wacky Racet.
I have read all the posts here and think you are a lovely worried son that cares very much for his mum. Anaemia and the low blood counts caused by the chemotherapy can cause memory loss and activity to drop in some people. Your mum may be shielding herself perhaps by denying she as had cancer. Lots of people do this and if she copes that way so be it.
I had "Tatoos" put on for my radiotherapy on thurday. Having had chemotherapy I have now become needle phobic... I take my hat off to you for getting one done......I hope it is not too painful.
All the best for you and your mum and dad.
Thanks everyone. Lets hope mum is feeling better for christmas.