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Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

7 Apr 2019 14:58 in response to TwinTwo

Hi Twintwo, 

thank you so much for your words of encouragement . I’m in really great form today am being very positive and am ready to fight .  Sorry to hear about your diagnosis . I’m so thankful for all the support I have gotten on here , I’m just going to focus on what the dr told me when he said I had BC he said it’s treatable and I said I didn’t want to die and he said I wasn’t going to .

thanks again 

talk soon xxx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

7 Apr 2019 17:46 in response to BigJean

 

Hi BigJean,

This is just the attitude you need. Keep it up.  Many of us don't feel sick or feel any pain when we first attend the breast clinic. Cancer is often found by chance rather than symptoms.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you on Tuesday.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

7 Apr 2019 17:49 in response to Woollylamb

 

Hi Woolylamb,

That's not too bad if they have only found it in 2 nodes, especially when they know that it hasn't spread elsewhere. Your treatment should zap this.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

7 Apr 2019 19:17 in response to Jolamine

Thank you Jolamine ,

i will keep in touch and let you know how I get on . 

Thanks again xxxxx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

16 Apr 2019 19:17 in response to BigJean

hi Big Jean

 

just checking in to see how you are?

 

WL

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

16 Apr 2019 19:26 in response to Woollylamb

Hi WL , 

sorry haven’t been on in a while . Had meeting with dr last week for results and was delighted all scans came back clear . Huge relief , my husband and I actually cried with relief that it hadn’t spread . 

I have to meet with the oncologist in a couple of weeks then will start chemo for 4-6 months , then surgery after that . 

Hipe all going well with you . Thanks so much for getting in touch I really appreciate it . Talk soon 

Xxxxxxx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

16 Apr 2019 21:53 in response to BigJean

hi Big Jean

Thats the best possible news, I’m so pleased it hasn’t spread. I know what that sense of relief feels like. 

i had a meeting with the oncologist today; when they did my scans they picked up I had an inflamed appendix, so have referred me to have it looked at before I start chemo.  So not a great start as I was mentally geared up to start chemo in the next couple of weeks, but it’s the right thing to do. So another two weeks wait.

Sounds like we are on similar treatment paths, it would be good to keep connected throughout our journeys.

 

take care 

WL

 

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

16 Apr 2019 22:01 in response to BigJean

 

Hi BigJean,

This is great news. I'm not at all surprized that it drove both you and your hubby to tears.

You're now ready to move on to treatment and, will feel better once you start that and, feel that you are beginning to move forward.

Don't forget to keep in touch as you move along your cancer journey.

We are always here for you.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

16 Apr 2019 22:05 in response to Woollylamb

 

Hi Woolylamb,

I am so sorry to hear about your inflamed appendix. It is always disappointing when your chemo is delayed, but it is certainly the right thing to investigate this problem first.

I hope that you can find answers soon and move back to your chemo.

Kind regards,


Jolamine xx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

17 Apr 2019 17:46 in response to Woollylamb

Hi WL,

sorry to hear about your appendix but it will be better to get it sorted before you start chemo .

It does sound like we are on very similar paths . 

I just want to get started as now I know what’s ahead of me . 

Keep in touch and let me know how you get on . 

Take care

xxxxxx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

17 Apr 2019 17:49 in response to Jolamine

Hi Jolamine, 

it was a huge relief to get that news as we were expecting the worst . 

I’m so grateful for everyone’s kind words and advice .

i just want to get started now as I’m ready to fight and face what’s ahead of me . 

 

Will keep in touch . 

Talk soon xxxxx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

17 Apr 2019 18:06 in response to BigJean

 

Hi BigJean,

I am so glad that things weren't as bad as you suspected and, can understand your need to get on with treatment now as soon as possible.

I sincerely hope that it all goes well.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

17 Apr 2019 21:46 in response to Jolamine

 

 

Hi everyone,

i forgot to mention that I have been told I have to go on Herceptin every 3 weeks . Didnt really ask anything about it was just given a leaflet about it ! Does anyone have any advice on this ??

thank you all so much . Xx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

19 Apr 2019 10:49 in response to BigJean

Just read this, that's great news Jean, really pleased.

LJx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

19 Apr 2019 10:53 in response to BigJean

Hi there,

I'm on Herceptin and Perjeta every 3 weeks for 10 years.  At the moment it's given with my chemo but once chemo stops I'll still be going in every 3 weeks.

I am allergic to it so am given an IV antihistamine too but hopefully you won't be allergic anyway.  Nothing really to advise you, I get no side effects from the H or P, my mum was on Herceptin too and she never had any side effects from it.

They'll monitor your heart closely as it can cause damage to your heart.  One way to help protect against that or minimise it is to follow the usual rules for improving your 'ejection fraction', you can Google these.  They include obvious things like cardio exercise and monitoring your sodium intake (and, therefore, fluid retention).  But obviously speak to your oncologist before starting or changing anything.

LJx