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Surgery yesterday conerned about guide wire.

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Re: Surgery yesterday conerned about guide wire.

Yes check with your BCN as I had the wire and they removed it all. Good luck x

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Re: Surgery yesterday conerned about guide wire.

Maryah, please don't feel stupid. This is uncharted territory for all of us and if there's something you are worrying about, it's best to ask and get some reassurance 

Maureen xx

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Re: Surgery yesterday conerned about guide wire.

Update panic over, I called BC nurse and the wire sticking out was in fact a nylon stitch, I wasn’t aware I had a stitch in the wire area, so relieved. Feel a little stupid now.

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Re: Surgery yesterday conerned about guide wire.

Hi Maryah,

It’s probably best to check with your bcn/team. I have never seen here, that the wire would be left in for any reason. Alternatively, give the helpline here a ring. 

ann x

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Surgery yesterday conerned about guide wire.

I had my wire guided wide local excision & sentinel node biopsy yesterday, which went well and I was home in the early evening. The pain was manageable although sleeping on my back wasn’t easy and I was waking up almost on the hour extremely thirsty. I do have one concern the I had a wire to assist with the location of the lump but it seems some of the wire is still in my breast as I can feel it sticking out, is this in case I need further surgery?