Hi Sib - good luck for tomorrow - my surgery is tomorrow as well - right mastectomy with immediate reconstruction - feeling very nervous - doubt I'll get anysleep tonight. Hope all goes well for you.😘
Hi Chocxie7 - Just wanted to wsih you good luck for tomorrow.🍀.
I've been having major wobbles today/tonight.
Got back from holiday last night so had quite a busy day today with washing, shoping, ironing etc - but then started to pack my hospital bag and was putting my post surgery bra in and I suddenly felt really overwhelmed and weepy.😪.
I'm also starting to worry about he surgery and how I'll cope etc etc - my mind has gone into overdrive.
Hope you managed to get some rest over the weekend after finishing work.
Will post as soon as possible after surgery.
Sending you love and positive vibes.❤
I wonder if she meant that she was putting you on the urgent "2 week rule" for a scan, rather you having to wait several weeks by being put on the routine wiating list. I have found that when you have bc and you are having anything checked out they will use the rule regardless so that you are given priority because of your diagnosis but it does not mean that there is anything sinister xx
I was the same as you last week. The wire was done under local , so no pain there and it doesn't wear off for ages. The injection , I am told can sting a bit, but because the wire had been done I was numb anyway so didn't feel a thing.
As soon as I came round they were checking on my pain levels and topping me up if I needed it. I left with instructions on how to take (and in what combinations) ibuprofen/codeine/paracetomol. Codeine was all I was given by the hospital to take away as they don't hand out free Paracetomol /Ibuprofen now, so make sure you have some in at home ready.
The hospital were so insistent on minimising pain, so don't worry - just ask if you are any discomfort at all - even if it a headache!
I have been lucky so far as I have only had pain sporadically and paracetomol has sorted it when necessary. I have taken codeine as well to go to bed on - juts in case. I suspect the pain/dicomfort levels will change as the nerves regenerate
I am having surgery on Friday. A wide margin excision and removal of some lymph nodes. On the morning of surgery I have to have a wire marker inserted and later radioactive material injected to show sentinel glands. day case hopefully.
I am very worried about pain both in the morning and after the surgery.
I hope your surgery has gone well today. Huigs for you x
That's just how I feel MrsLET, everyone keeps telling me how well I look but I just don't feel like I'm recovering fast enough (I'm very impatient). I actually went out for lunch for the first time on Saturday with some of my work colleagues and they all said how well I looked. I felt a bit guilty because I thought they might think if I could go to that then I could go back to work! By the time I got home I had such bad backache that I wished I hadn't gone. I have also had times when I have wished I'd not had the reconstruction and just stayed flat but I'm sure it will be worth it in the end. I think in another 4 weeks I will wonder why I was being so silly!
Hi JacqB, diversifying somewhat and sorry for jumping into the thread. I’m from the Somerset area too. I had a mastectomy in June after long term problems with lymphoedema after a WLE 8 years ago.
I had previously discussed reduction with my surgeon because after radiotherapy my breast ended up a lot smaller than my ‘normal’ one. At the time I had other health issues so decided not to go ahead with it-what a mistake because now you have to jump through hoops to get it.
Well my surgeon said all those who have applied for funding didn’t get it, however he did say watch this space!
I am now looking at going privately next year for a reduction. Reconstruction is not an option for me. However I’m left wearing a large prosthesis that’s fits badly in a bra so reduction surgery it is.
Written to my MP who wasn’t particularly helpful.
Hopefully your boob will settle into a reason shape. I wore a balance prosthesis to even myself up.
Good luck. X