I was diagnosed end of 2009 aged 29 with BC, stage 1, grade 2 on one side, lymphovascular invasion and micromet in sentinel node. I had a double mastectomy as there was lots of clusters of cancer in one breast, so the other was preventative.
Anyway after Surgery, chemo and rads in 2010, I have been on Tamoxifen since. I have recently fallen pregnant whilst on tamoxifen and stopped as soon as I felt I was pregnant. I went to see my GP and she said as a caution she would send me for an early pregnancy scan to make sure the little bean was ok. A couple of scans later and we have twins in there, growing really nicely with good heartbeats. (I did not know this but apparently Tamoxifen is also used as a fertility drug hence the twins as twins does not run in my family)
I am unsure on what to do about feeding as obviously I cannot breast feed. I don't think I am entirely comfortable about milk sharing, so looking at formula options. Now I wondered and thought it was worth a shot seeing as we will be having 2, whether there is a way of getting milk on prescription at all seeing as I cannot breast feed due to this bloody cancer?? Strange question I know, but with my other little ones, I breast fed so I am feeling a little down about the fact I cannot do it this time around.
I am also concerned about the whole effects Tamoxifen may have had?? I am not going to research it as everyone knows that is not a good idea, but wondered if there are any positive stories out there?
I also need to be mindful that I keep a check of myself as my cancer was very hormone receptive 8/8, so obviously a twin pregnancy will be throwing loads of hormones around my body.
Also another thing I am completely dreading is blood tests...I know that sounds odd after everything I have been through, but I can only use my right arm and the veins are so scarred and affected from Chemo. Anytime I have to have a drip or blood test it takes alot of prodding and about an hour to do it, I feel like passing out. I know I will have lots of blood tests in pregnancy as I get that Itchy Liver condition called Cholestasis, so do you reckon they will allow me to maybe have a port or something?
Sorry for all the questions!! Trying to re-assure myself all will be ok.
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