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Re: Breast lumpectomy and node removal op

11 Oct 2017 13:30 in response to Sandra123
That's great Sandra. Let's hope it all goes as it should and you don't have any issues. At least the b**tard cells will be zapped. How have your sessions been rileyroo?

Re: Breast lumpectomy and node removal op

11 Oct 2017 15:36 in response to Jbains

Ta muchly ladies. 

Sure panic will set in but at min just happy at timing.

U have asked already how Rileyroo is so just wondering how u r jbains:-)

 

take care

sandra x

Re: Breast lumpectomy and node removal op

11 Oct 2017 15:41 in response to Sandra123

Yes, how are you JBains? You reassure and support the rest of us so let us do the same for you?!

Re: Breast lumpectomy and node removal op

11 Oct 2017 15:45 in response to Sandra123

No need to panic, the actual zapping is pretty straightforward. 

My first three appointments were slightly longer as they were also imaging to make sure that as little lung as possible was being hit. This week I'm in and out in 15 minutes and that includes getting undressed and creaming up and dressed afterwards. Got a great bunch of radiographers, professional and caring. They've got a good sense of humour as well which helps! Bonus 

Re: Breast lumpectomy and node removal op

11 Oct 2017 16:10 in response to rileyroo

Ah thank for the reassurance u r a star. 

I feel really prepped thanks t you nd jbains. 

Have u had any sickness or tiredness?

take care

sandra x

Re: Breast lumpectomy and node removal op

11 Oct 2017 16:18 in response to Sandra123

Have felt a bit gippy at times, radiographer said try having a ginger biscuit before going for treatment and it seems to work. I am getting tired, thought it was a bit early but apparently some people do get the tiredness earlier than others. Skin doing OK tho both on back and breast. Managing to get cream on both before I leave the hospital which might be helping. Disappear to the loo's on a regular basis to put either aloe vera or aveeno pn depending on how I feel!

Re: Breast lumpectomy and node removal op

11 Oct 2017 16:40 in response to rileyroo

That’s brill hope I’m the same. 

Told my girls about the creams etc nd they brought me a pretty little basket with them all in. All with a pretty lil bow on lol. 

Oh how my gifts have changed lol x

 

Re: Breast lumpectomy and node removal op

11 Oct 2017 17:14 in response to Sandra123

A paint roller is handy for getting the cream on your back!!!

Re: Breast lumpectomy and node removal op

11 Oct 2017 17:33 in response to rileyroo
You ladies really are amazing. Physically am up and down just as I am mentally. I just try to keep your spirits up and don't want to bring you down with my head. I'm going to see a counsellor in a month - not dealing with this whole thing well. You both have to stay strong and positive through your rad treatment. It's a lot that's happening and you need to get through it. I'm fine and will be fine. Been through a lot and am finding it tougher after treatment. I want to support you because I've been through it. I was strong on the inside and had to be that way as I wanted treatment to be successful. I had it increased half way thru and it does take awhile when they have to take the images. Glad to hear your skin is doing well - let's hope it continues. I hope the same for you Sandra. Take it easy ladies.x

Re: Breast lumpectomy and node removal op

11 Oct 2017 18:48 in response to Jbains

I guess when all treatment is ended there is truly nothing to distract our minds anymore. 

It shows your strength to recognise u need some help to work through some things and both surprised and delighted that you don’t have a long wait to see ur councillor. 

Please don’t feel u need to be strong for us- that is not what this forum is about. It’s here to feel not alone on this road - that road does not end when we complete treatment. 

If u r happy to support others that’s great but it’s not a necessity. Yours nd Rileyroos support has without a doubt made my road a lot easier than it would have been without your input - thank you  

meanwhile we are here and we are listening. I am going to send both u and Rileyroo a friend request - if u prefer not t accept that is fine I won’t take offence:-) it means if anyone wants to private message rather than put on an open forum u can. It’s just gives an option. Just gotta work out how to lol .

thinking of u jbains 

take care 

Sandra x

 

 

Re: Breast lumpectomy and node removal op

11 Oct 2017 18:59 in response to Sandra123

No idea how it works but happy if anyone would prefer to chat by other means, e mail text or shock, horror an actual phone call!

Re: Breast lumpectomy and node removal op

11 Oct 2017 23:03 in response to rileyroo
You do actually feel like you're in a bubble yet at the same time doing something about it and moving forward. I suppose my expectations were very different as to where I'd be physically by now. I have enough to keep myself busy but a whole host of emotions about accepting it all is what I've struggled with. Bless you both and thank you for being there for me. Take it easy.

Re: Breast lumpectomy and node removal op

12 Oct 2017 13:51 in response to rileyroo

Hello rileyroo,

Sorry to cut in the conversation but I think I might be able to help with some instructions we have here on Cancer Chat on 'Private Messaging: How to use it' and ' How do I add a friend'. 

And if you have any questions feel free to contact us. Happy

Best wishes,

Renata, Cancer Chat Moderator

 

 

Re: Breast lumpectomy and node removal op

13 Oct 2017 11:15 in response to Jbains

Morning ladies

Just wondering how everyone is doing?

It is 18 degrees up here today might need t get the bikini out - ok no bikini Happy

Take care

sandra x

Re: Breast lumpectomy and node removal op

13 Oct 2017 11:23 in response to Moderator Renata

Cheers Renata 

think ive managed to add friends now:-) 

Please chip in anytime - your help is appreciated (I sometimes forget the great resources available to draw on here).

sandra