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Lumpectomy advice

18 Sep 2019 13:11

Hi I've recently been diagnosed with a DCIS in my right breast and am having a lumpectomy on Friday 20th September. I am very scared and anxious now. Can anyone tell me what kind of pain I will have after the operation and what to expect. Thank you 

Lumpectomy advice

18 Sep 2019 13:22 in response to Jayne_

Based on my own experience of lumpectomy, very little pain. Took paracetamol for a couple of days afterwards but certainly didn’t need anything else. Are you having any lymph nodes removed? I found that more uncomfortable than the lumpectomy. 

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18 Sep 2019 13:50 in response to rileyroo

Thank you for your reply riley roo I appreciate it very much. Luckily lymph nodes aren't affected they said they've caught it at a very early stage which is good thank goodness for mammograms 

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18 Sep 2019 14:01 in response to Jayne_

Mine decided it was worth doing a check anyway. Probably about the only time they were thorough. 

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18 Sep 2019 14:04 in response to rileyroo

How are things with you now

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18 Sep 2019 14:10 in response to Jayne_

Doing OK. I don’t think any one feels the same about themselves or their life after going through cancer and treatment so I just try and do what I can with what I have. 

Managed to do quite a lot tho since I completed it all nearly two years ago. Got divorced, finally and moved house. Now attempting to plan a phased retirement from work, went back six weeks after completing radiotherapy. 

Damn the changes to the pension scheme!!!  

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18 Sep 2019 14:41 in response to rileyroo

Well well done you. Glad to hear you've completed your therapy etc. Your life changes sound really exciting too although stressful too. It is a very strange feeling being diagnosed with cancer I really don't think its sunk in yet I'm sure it will hit me after my op on Friday. They haven't decided on radiotherapy yet tell me after the op.  It is disgusting what the government is doing with your pensions