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Thanks Jean I am feeling much better today, steroids are definitely the devils work! I feel like myself again today, I think the steroids have left my system, hooray! Having had time to reflect on your meeting with your surgeon how are you feeling about it all? Are you still thinking the implant is a good option? If so when will your op be?
Kip once you have the T and get through the first few days I’m sure time will go quickly. Understandably you are building up the T in your mind, I did the same. I haven’t actually had many SE’s from T itself mine have mostly been from the steroids. I have my first appt with surgeon on 2nd. As far as I know I am having a mastectomy and axillary clearance. I don’t know if I can have a recon straight away but I am keen to have one. I
I am strangely excited about Thursday’s appt, probably because it’s another step forward, but I’m sure I will be posting q’s here. You’re all really helpful and supportive even though I don’t necessarily ‘belong’ to this thread, so thanks to everyone here for that I really appreciate it xx
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Morning all

hope today is a better day

weve had a bit of thunder overnight and some rain this morning.. need more

blood moon tonight ... it’ll probably be chucking it down tonight

xx

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Sorry Michelle ... I didn’t look at date. 

Sorry both you and Kip are having emotional day

hugs xx

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Michelle ... hope today hasn’t been as bad as yesterday. Steroids have a lot to answer for.

My surgeon is canny but I’m sure she’d just like me to get on with things...I’m sure she’d be happy if I go down the recon road. Anyway I gave her an easier day today ... it would help ease her in after her hols Smiley LOL  

Hugs xx

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Michelle21, strange isn't it you the think the relief would be immense reachinb the end of chemo, i thought I'd feel the same reaching half way but I've been more emotional thinking what I've still got to do, i hjavent had and T yet just finished FEC so still got that joy!  At least we do know you get through it eventually.  What surgery are you having and how long do you have to wait post chemo?  Im havjng node clearance then rads then hopefully done and dusted and just regaining some normality and a bit of hair !

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Thanks Kip, feeling low and still teary, I am just hoping I will feel more like myself again tomorrow. Its so horrible feeling this emotional.
I’m not sure I have felt the relief of finishing chemo yet. I’m worried that by saying I’m done it’s going to make me get an infection. As my daughter would say I don’t want to jinx it. I think once a get to day 14 I will relax a bit more although then it is on to surgery. I want it all to be over and done with but I don’t want to go through it all. I suppose we all think that though. Have you just had your first T? I hope it goes ok for you x
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Hi Michelle, thanks for the post, all inforamtion regarding T welcomed, not sure what to expect but am expecting down times, just have to battle on... well done for reaching the end that must be a relief!  Hope the tears dry up soon and you get your mojo back!  Kip

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Jean I am pleased you had such a good conversation with your surgeon, she sounds as though she really wants what is best for you which is great to hear. I hope my surgeon is as good. X
CDC and Kip I’ve been following your steroids conversation with interest. I’ve had my last chemo now but yes I’ve struggled with the steroids on T. I don’t have as many as you Kip, I take 8 a day for 3 days and that’s it, but that’s more than enough! I spent last night crying into my pillow because my OH was 15 mins late home! Of course it turned into I just want this all to be over crying. I’m expecting to be low today too, we’ll see. I know with FEC steroids are given as anti sickness but I’m sure my ONC said they are given for a different reason in T but Having the memory of a goldfish I can’t remember what.
The steroids also irritate my oseophagus causing reflux and making it very uncomfortable to swallow,
Sorry not a very positive post but thought I would just tell you about my experience, I hope you both cope ok xx
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Hi Jem... saw surgeon and went over things, again, which was helpful ... it’s been 5 weeks since last appt. 

Pleased you’ve had a better day than expected... hope it continues 🤞 

Your walks sound good ... its a few days since I’ve seen the sea.

hope tomorrow is good

J xx

 

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Clare

great you got away with your mam...and enjoying your food a bonus... in spite of sore mouth.

Worry gremlins ... they pop up just when you don’t want them to. I would choose vomiting over crashing psychologically post steroids ... docs will have different meds to try and negate nausea/vomiting. Sounds like a good plan to ask not to have steroids.Fingers crossed for Tuesday.

Crop tops do tend to roll up a bit but good you’ve found something. There is extra outlay to attend appointments plus everything else. I’ve not bought any more bras although I’ve been tempted to look. Asda post op bras went back. I’ve delayed op for a week to think about implant vs being flat ... although I wasn’t keen it’s the only other option I would be happy to try as it can be reversed and it’s the simplest apart from mx. Do you think you will have bilateral mx? 

 

Like Kip you’ll have had soaring temps

We resorted to the electric fan over the past couple of days... forgot we had one

Jxx

 

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Feenix sounds like you had a good appointment with oncologist today 😊, great news low oncotype and low risk of needing rads - all good. Postponing op until next week sounds a good plan - keep us posted what you decide. Hope you are feeling a little less stressed today.
Today not at all what I expected - chemo yesterday, after 3 Fec it was 1st docetaxel- the side effects are a little more brutal. But today has surprised me😊no swimmy head, no bone pain😊managed 2 walks to foreshore to see the sea😊- tomorrow may be different by today good😊. Finished the dreaded large dose of steroids so fingers crossed no horrid down time.
Take care, big hugs Jem 💕🤗
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Hi Kip

How are your se’s? Sorry you were feeling so stressed before your chemo .. plus being hormonal on top of that obviously won’t help.

 It must be hard having to change onto something new and try and be prepared for different se’s, different regime. I really hope work kick starts your positivity. You’ve got through so much but I know you’ve got decisions to make again after chemo. 

No chemo, oncdx not indicated as beneficial and low prediction for rads after last excision. HER2 neg. ER 8/8. I was originally for wle, rads and hormone tablets. I had an 8 mm idc near nipple... I’ve dcis which didn’t show up on any scans/mammo/MRI but was still evident on second excision hence for mx as dcis unpredictable. 

Sending a big hug

Jxx

 

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That sounds like a great idea and so glad your surgeon was so helpful, at least you have some great food for thought.    So low prediction for rads does that mean no chemo?  Sorry if you've already told me what's next .. Chemo brain is fully operational.  

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Quick update... got to see surgeon as she’s back from hols. I’ve been up and down about recon or not so she went over ie histology results, the whys and wherefores and about how I was feeling. I’m not considering flap ops but, as I’m uncertain about going flat I’m considering implant as it’s the simplest...went through it all, with diagrams and a couple of pics. Having mx, unless having temp implant, would lose skin and recon later more protracted unless having flap. I’m low prediction for rads. If I didn’t gel with implant I could have it removed. So instead of flat and if didn’t like it then recon I’m prob going recon and if I didn’t like it go flat !!!!

I was told it’s better to take my time... deferred op TIL next week.

gotta get back to hob

will catch up later

xx

 

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Hi Cdc glad you are well apart from sore mouth.  Its weird I thought k would be feeling chipper as half way through chemo but actually don't, was quite stressed pre chemo and a biit emotional still, having my period probably adding to hormonal feeling.  Having trouble getting my positivity back but going back to work tomorrow so hoping normality helps.  Seems like a good plan to try to lose the steroids if u can, i believe Emend is the anti sickness to ask for it u don't have it already.  You get so many more steroids on Taxol regime, mine are glaring at me every time j open my bedside drawer ... 8 a day for 3 days pre and post chemo then 4 a day for 3 days then none so a big a lump after that lot.  My nurse did say if I don't feel too sick and have a big downer they will adjust them next time so I come off them slower... worth considering.  I can't remember if you are having T next?  But worth sorting if you are.  

Take care ladies and if you are forum surfing Feenix sending big hugs for tomorrow xxx Kip 

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Hi Jean
I was just thinking of you and like Kip, wondering when you’ll have the next surgery. Totally understandable to feel emotional. Got everything crossed that surgery goes well and you get the best possible outcome. I managed to get away with my Mum overnight to a little town called Godalming, in Surrey. It’s so pretty and we had a great Italian meal at a family run restaurant. It’s great to have an appetite. Got a sore mouth again and I’m a little fatigued but apart from that I’m feeling pretty good. Desperately trying to keep those pesky worry gremlins at bay. Don’t want to spoil a good week thinking about chemo next Tuesday!! I’m going to say I don’t want to take any steroids at all because of the terrible psychological effect coming off them has on me. I’ve had depression in the past and there is NO WAY I’m going back there again!! I do know it means I’ll probably feel more nauseous and will start vomiting again but hoping the oncologist has some different medication up her sleeve that might help and I know these particuoarcSEs wear off by the following week.

On a positive note I managed to find a sort of crop top bra at M&Co. it’s not perfect, underneath seems to roll up a little because there’s no wire but at least I’ve got an alternative to the post-surgery bras. Will keep hinting for the perfect one tho’.. Don’t want to spend too much as I’ll only need something else after my mastectomy later this year. I’m finding having BC expensive at times (travelling to hospital, scarves, appropriate underwear!!) but I’m not eligible for any benefits or charity help unfortunately.

I am thinking of you and sending hugs to you and all the other wonderful ladies I’ve met on here. Take care and all my very best wishes for your surgery and recovery. Xxx
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Thinking  of you feenix  xxx 

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I am with you on the fear of the unknown Jean. I’m sure I will be the same when my surgery gets closer. A few cuts and grazes but all ok after my drain accident. I was most worried about infection.
This cycle has knocked me for 6, although I have still managed my walks aside from that I seem to have spent 3 days and nights asleep! Coming out of it now though so hopefully can start to feel ‘normal’ again soon. X
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Michelle ... call it pre treatment jitters. Would be the same before starting chemo..anything that’s “unknown” and new, different. I call it the cr@p factor Smiley Sad 

How are you after your drain escapade ... no lasting damage I hope.

Hope your se’s are minimal ... onto surgery next ... things are moving along.

Xx

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Jean so sorry to hear you’ve been feeling emotional, it is so difficult having to deal with all of this and impossible to stay upbeat all of the time. In a couple of days you will be coming out the other side, a bit closer to being able to move on. All the best for the surgery xx
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Clare...cdc... how are you doing? It’ll be your 3rd cycle in a week. Hope your se’s are ok and perhaps you’ve managed a trip to your mams again.... school holidays permitting.... I’m sure all schools will be out now. It’s amazing how quiet the roads are around here. Feels as though lots of folks are away... or perhaps they’re keeping out of the heat at this time of the day.

jean xx

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I hate the up and down of things Kip but they are part and parcel of “this”. I remember that you, Sally, ktk and everyone else have been here before and made it through. Youre still going through the other cr@p now and still you’re all so supportive. You’re all bloody Fab

 

heres hoping there’s a bit of rain on the horizon sometime soon

hugs xx

Jean

 

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Chris

hols in Spain sounds great. Sorry you’ve been down and tearful ...it’s this cr@p we have to deal with. Words with dil wouldnt have helped plus you’ve had a significant birthday..... Happy Birthday. Good you’re starting rads soon and just get it out the way. 

Hugs xx

Jean

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Its all understandable Feenix, it's a big deal you are allowed those meltdowns.. but you'll do it and come out the other side relieved , it's been a long and hard wait for you hadn't it.

Mcnlucc, sounds like a lovely break albeit punctuated with tears and bad words, i think we are allowed to be grumpy it's a tough time don't feel bad,, just because you are on hols doesn't stop the worries does it.  At least rads start soon and that's another step off of the rollercoaster.. big hugs xxxxx

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Fennix Hope your OK. Can't really say anything that will take all the worry away but you are a strong and positive lady you will beat this I do think the Letrozole makes you feel very emotional as well. I'm on holiday at our place in Spain at the moment with the grandkids OH and daughter in law. We came away before I start Rads next week to celebrate my, 60 th but I have been so down and tearful I feel like I am spoiling everyone's holiday. Doesn't help that my daughter in law and I have had words. Oh well onwards and upwards as they say. Take care fingers crossed all goes well with the op best wishes Chris xx
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Hi Kip

I heard it was a record in Suffolk for temperatures... makes things so much more difficult to cope with though. 2days to surgery and having meltdown + doubts creeping in, all the what ifs. Had really low moods over past week or so.. wondering if letrozole ramping them up. Even the meditation not helping ... be still my wandering mind 😆 

Hope your se’s are as minimal as poss

hugs xx

 

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Hi Feenix thankfully worry gremlins not so bad today I think it's the thought of chemo that's makes it worse, at least half way now and just riding out the SEs now.  Do u have a date for surgery, i keep forgetting everyone's status but I know it's coming soon?  It's so hot here in Suffolk and getting hotter as week progresses I think we had 33 degrees yesterday!  No sun for me though 

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Morning Kip Sorry to see you had a bad day yesterday.... worry gremlins. OH’s are lovely .. mine tries not to get upset alongside me but he finds them as difficult as I do. Meltdowns are bloody exhausting though. But ... today is halfway day and you’ll get through it. Hoping se’s are minimal. Hope the unit is lovely and cool Sending a big hug Jean xx
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I'll try the Vaseline too.  Thanks .

 

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Ooh that’s a great tip sally. Thanks
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Putting a swipe of vaseliine up the nose helps catch pollen and makes it less runny. Also stops it getting sore from blowing.

I've had runny nose ( though my nose runs at anything, hot drinks, cold drinks, when I eat, hayfever) so just a bit more than normal. Not had the runny eyes though.
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Hi Reddi how weird is that!  3 of us now got same thing.  I went to chemo unit for blood test today she said it's a common side effect of chemo probably due to lack of nasal hair and loss of some eyelashes.  Advised to keep taking the antihistamine and use the eye drops to help irritation.  Wonderful Chemo hey.  Mine do feel a bit better today and it's not so hot out either.  Will see how it goes,

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@Kip I'm another suffering from runny nose and runny eyes. I called the chemo hotline on Thursday, as it seemed to come on suddenly on Wednesday afternoon, after my pre-chemo meeting with the oncologist, with cycle 2 on Friday.

 

Because I had no temperature, hotline suggested antihistamine -- probably hayfever, exacerbated by lack of nose hair and lack of rain (high pollen counts, at least here in London, plus the usual city air pollution).

 

Antihistamine has mostly cleared it up.  

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Hi everyone, thanks for tips on nostrils and kind of reassuring you have the same CDC.  I'll see what chemo unit say today and report back.  It seems you have got a good plan going forward cdc and glad you found the flat friends site interesting.  If out ofnthis nightmare you get both breast as you want and a great tummy then got to be a plus hey!  

Now got to get up and prepare for trip to the old hospital again... ground hog day!

Have a good day all Kip 

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Ladies

Feeling a bit more sanguine this evening. Amazing how surreal it still seems at times. Know what you mean Kip about the lead up to surgery.

I’ll just have to keep on looking for the ideal bra. When I find one I like I usually try and buy same one in different colours. I’ve got a couple of the secret support vests to try Kip. I might try a pull on bra/crop top by Sloggi as they’ve got pockets/removable inserts... bit on the pricey side but might be worth a try. I agree about  the amoeba bras sizing Clare. 

 

Kip .. hope your bloods are ok and you get past the halfway mark on Monday.... cross those days off. Keep cool ... 

 

Clare .. sounds like a good plan to do allergy testing before your next surgery.  Sounds as though you’re hoping for bilateral diep. You should get that ok’ d considering yours and family history. Like you say it’s a once only complex op, long op time and a few months recovery. I think it’s routine to see a psychiatrist beforehand if wanting to remove a healthy breast in bmx. Your friend certainly knew what she wanted ... great that she’s flat... so versatile that way if you think about it... probably liberating.

Hope your se’s settle

Michelle ... hope minimal se’s on this last cycle.

 

have a good nights sleep ladies

xx

 

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Hi Michelle

Thats helpful to know thanks.  I’ll keep an eye on my nostrils and buy some cream just in case.  .  

With regards to the double MX I will see what my MDT suggest.  My surgery is due to be discussed around the time of my penultimate chemo.  Obviously the decision is up to me but if I just have my right breast removed using the tummy flap procedure I can’t have the left one done at a later date as it’s a ‘once in a lifetime’ procedure.  I’m not keen on an implant.  I was hoping to get some guidance from the geneticist who thinks that something is going on in my family even though I do not carry the BRCA or PALB2 genes.  She was going to use a different predictive tool for reoccurrence based on my extensive  family history but unfortunately the programme only allows data be put in for one tumour so as I have bilateral BC it can’t help.  Very frustrating! When I had the original therapeutic mammoplasty it did remove all of the tumour on the left so I presume, in theory,  I could keep ithat breast.  On the right, despite a further margin shave, the pathologist found there was an area of multi focal cancer cells below the nipple so a mastectomy is now my only option.

I know that it is not usual practice to remove a healthy breast.  One of my friends had to fight to get her other breast removed. .  She a retired nurse and knew about her risk of recurrence.  Her team even made her see a psychiatrist before they agreed to it but she is very happy with her decision.  She’s had no reconstruction at all but has wonderful prostheses. However, since I also had a tumour in the left they will remove it too if I prefer or if they deem it necessary.  The Breast cancer Care booklet on reconstruction suggests that the surgery takes between 4-8 hours but that is only for one side.  I seem to remember my surgeon saying that It would be around 10 hours for both!  She would also need to work with a vascular surgeon.  She definitely said I would need a minimum of a week’s stay in hospital.  All rather daunting but I’d hope it would be my last surgery except possibly for nipple reconstruction,   I do know that if the surgery fails I would have no other option than to go flat but I think I’m happy with that.  Kip the Flat Friends Facebook page is so helpful, especially all the photos of those brave women and ideas on how to dress.  

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Hi Cdc, I’ve had a runny nose throughout chemo, common SE of chemo and Herceptin, so I get a double whammy. As chemo has gone I have developed little cuts in one nostril. On cycle 5 they didn’t heal so have got a little tube of antibiotic cream from the oncologist and it’s healed in days. Just something to bear in mind, hopefully it won’t be as bad for you but thought I would mention my experience.
A double mx is a brave decision, do the NHS do thatbif you ask? A tummy tuck thrown in does sound ideal! How long is the recovery from that op and presumably the op itself takes a long time. Sorry for all of the questions don’t feel you have to answer x
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Had a good few days but overdone it and feeling very tired this evening. My eyes are sore so using eye drops and my nose seems to be running more than usual!

Finding a bra sounds so frustrating Jean. I used to really struggle before my op to find anything that fitted so I understand why you’re feeling fed up.
I’m still in my post op bras from Amoena. I think their sizing is strange but after trying on a few I found one that is comfortable. I really do need to get some different ones now so all the suggestions are helpful.

Thanks for posting the article. I have decided I do not want an implant. I have been seriously considering going for a double mx with immediate tummy flap recon. mainly because I met a couple of acquaintances in the last couple of days who have friends that have had this surgery. They’re both delighted. One even said she had the body she always wanted with a tummy tuck and breast size she likes!. I’m hoping that now my surgeon and I know I have an allergy to certain dressings and the pre surgery cleaning solution chloro-prep I would have fewer problems with wound healing this time around. She’s planning on doing a number of pre-op allergy tests to check that there’s nothing else that might cause issues. I know it’s a one shot operation and accept that if it doesn’t work it doesn’t work. Still I’ve got plenty of time to decide.

Hugs to everyone xxx
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64 days is great Kip and it will come around sooner than you think!
So true about ticking things off!

Have a good weekend x
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Oh dear Feenix, bra shopping is proving to be difficult for you isn't it.  Post op I quite often just wore a vest top which has a sort of support part in the top (got them from Primark only about 2 pounds each, they were quite comfy too and I now use them to sleep in as pj tops.  I'm looking forward to getting to half way stage on Monday for the chemo, but just hoping the bloods are ok this time around, hopefully shoudl be as having the injections now too. I have to go in tomorrow for the blood test, I'm taking my daughter so she can see the chemo unit too. Hope you perk up a bit today, Im sure the pre-op nerves won't help, that was a hard time for me, all the what ifs, I was actually glad when I finally got into the operating theatre and it was out of my hands, the relief was immense.

 

Michelle - hope the last chemo goes well... hurray for that part to be over one more thing to tick off the list isn't it.   I haved 64 days left I think... Smiley Frustrated

 

Its stlll so hot here, the wig has been throw off again... back to baldiness and loving the cooler head!

 

Enjoy the day ladies...

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Thanks Jean.
You do seem to have bra problems, but I am taking not of all of the different suggestions of bra shops so it’s been helpful to me! Seriously I hope you find one you like, most shops always seem to make things in sizes slightly different even if they say the same size so hopefully you can get a comfy one soon. Sorry you are feeling low, hopefully a walk will lift your mood. When is your op? Can’t be long now.
Hope you can enjoy the weekend. X
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🤞 for  today Michelle

Clare ... how are you doing? Hoping this week has been a good one.

marmite67 ... hope you’re doing ok.

 

Weather ok here, need to get more active today after lots of driving yesterday. Feeling a bit  flat, mood wise,  (no pun intended).... might be preop anxiety, letrozole. Got post op amoena  front fastening bra the other day but slightly big band size..it rides up. So back it went to clinic and got smaller size to try which fits more like a bra than crop top, better band size fitting but depth could be bit better. I’m definitely in between sizes... see what I mean about me and bras!!! That definitely got me fed up... might have to resort to crepe bandages 😂 Hey ho.

 

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The article sounds interesting however at this point I’m not interested in implants but as we all know things change! SO I will keep it in mind if things change. Thanks Jean, very thoughtful to put it up. X
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I put article title page on but was more interested in what patients should know...article in July 7th 18th BMJ . I can try and post article if anyone wants it

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Part of an article in BMJ I was reading just in case anyone interested

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Michelle pleased it’s your last one tomorrow and things are going well. Climbing a mountain, however small, is good.

Had a good walk last night. Today we did more driving than walking but it was good to be out for the day.

Kip...  you’ll be halfway after next Monday? Sounds as though your se’s are manageable. Is  your cording still ok since you whacked it? I’m still trying to do a bit of hooping. Hope you’re managing to get out for those walks. Supposed to be out on the old bike sometime but it’s still lounging in the shed. 

Xx

 

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Thanks Kip and good to hear things are going ok for you. They do say if you can try to keep up your usual routine it helps and also if you are ok with chemo on the first of each type that tends to continue and I have certainly found that and sounds like you are too. Although some days I feel shattered that isn’t every day and as I said I’m near the end now. I hope chemo continues to be uneventful for you too! X
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Hj Michelle glad things are movjng along for you and great to hear e chemo  is dojng its job.. makes it worthwhile.  Ask as many questions as you like that's what we are all here for  I'm always asking things.  I'm doing ok with chemo so far, managing to work still and not too many side effects so shouldn't moan some do seem to suffer more don't they.  

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Thanks both I really appreciate your replies. I had my final pre chemo appt with Onc. All going in the right direction, ie shrinking and she said I should hear from the surgical team in the next 3 weeks, so hopefully I will find out more then. I’m sure I will be asking you more questions then if that’s alright with you both.
Kip you were asking recently if my hair has started growing back on T. I was looking this morning and actually think it has come back a little bit on a patch I have on the side so I’m assuming it has too on the top. It is difficult to tell because I still have hair but with thinning patches. Annoyingly the hair on my legs is definitely growing and they need shaving!!
There really is no justice in this world! How are you finding chemo Kip? Are you coping ok? I know it’s not easy but some really seem to suffer side effects more than others. Having said that no one seems to go through 3 weeks scott free. I hope you are well.
I hope you are keeping well too Jean and have had a good day. Have you you been out anywhere walking, we are so lucky with this continued good weather.
Today has been a good day for me I climbed (a small) mountain and took my gorgeous daughters to lunch.
I hope everyone else it having a good day x
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Just remembered Michelle that I was told if I needed rads a permanent implant wouldn’t be done beforehand. I’ve read different things about having flap surgery and the effect rads can have. It’ll depend on what recon you want I guess. Xx