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Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

7 Nov 2019 12:21 in response to Woollylamb

Hi Woollylamb

I just want you to know I am thinking of you today and waiting to hear your outcome.  I posted earlier this week as I was recently diagnosed with BC had a lumpectomy and 4 lymph nodes removed on 1st October.  I've had various problems since then and my wound has still not healed and I still have my drain (from the 2nd operation on 5th October).  Last Wednesday I was told that due to the BC cells spreading I need a mastectomy but they cannot do this until the infection has cleared and the wound healed........  I have to visit the hospital daily for check-ups and wound change which is a bit of a pain to say the least but on the positive side, they are looking after me very well!!

Please, please let us know how you get on today with your wound op and sincerely hoping your results on Monday are positive!!

Rosie

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

7 Nov 2019 12:28 in response to BigJean

Hi BigJean

What fantastic news you have received and I have a feeling you must be walking on "Cloud Nine" today.  My goodness you are really going to be celebrating now after all you have gone through....

I have been reading your posts and you truly are inspirational and to read your message today is just wonderful.

Looking forward to hearing when the other ladies, myself included, feel as good as you do today.

Rosie

 

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

7 Nov 2019 19:12 in response to BigJean

Hi

Op went well, consultant is pleased I've got a special wound vacuum on, but will need a skin graft next week, so I have to stay in hospital until that's done which I'm frustrated about, but what's one week out of the rest of my life.  
I'm going to call my breast nurse about my Monday appointment as I'm in a different  hospital so can't get there, holding they will give me them over the phone instead. 
 

I am still proper chuffed for you. I was thinking about you when I went all woozy for my op. 
 

wl

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

7 Nov 2019 19:38 in response to Woollylamb

Hi WL , 

so thrilled your operation went well . It’s all over now so just concentrate on getting better . 

You never know you might get out quicker than you think but if you don’t it’s not a big deal as you said what’s a week out of the rest of your life . 

Im really hoping they give you your results over the phone . 

You are so good I’ve found we have been a very good support to each other while we are going through this journey. 

Sending you a huge hug . 

Sleep well and take care 

j xxxx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

7 Nov 2019 19:42 in response to Rosie80

Hi Rosie , 

thank you so much for your lovely words . 

I still can’t believe it . It has been a very tough 8 months but with the help and support, especially emotional support I’ve gotten here has been amazing. 

There is some amazing and courageous women here . 

Im hoping that all goes well for you and sending you positive thoughts . 

Take care 

j xx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

7 Nov 2019 22:28 in response to BigJean

@BigJean ‍ I have cried many tears over this journey but I have bawled like a baby after reading this. This is fantastic news and I am delighted for you. Sending you massive virtual hugs xx 

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

7 Nov 2019 22:33 in response to Rosie80

@Rosie80 ‍ hi Rosie so sorry to hear you going through a tough time with your wound and it becoming infected. Fingers crossed it clears quickly and you can move on with your treatment plan x

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

7 Nov 2019 22:36 in response to Woollylamb

@Woollylamb ‍ hi so glad your op went well although being in hospital awaiting your skin graft isn’t the best it be worth it on the end. Fingers crossed you can still get your results Monday will be thinking of you on Monday x take care and try and recover from op well x 

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

7 Nov 2019 23:15 in response to BigJean

 

Oh BigJean,

This is absolutey fantastic. It makes all the suffering you felt going through chemo worthwhile! -  I can only  imagine how relieved you feel today.

Radiation should be a breeze in comparison to chemo. Have you been told when you are going to start it, or how many sessions you are likely to have?

You were certainly due to get some good news and, I'm so glad that you got it.

kind regards,

Jolamine xx

 

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

8 Nov 2019 01:30 in response to Woollylamb

 

Hi Woolylamb,

I'm glad to hear that your op went well, but sorry to hear that you have to have a skin graft next week. You're quite right. An extra week is as nothing out of the rest of your life and, you're just as well to get things right from the start.

It's just a pity that it had to be next week, when you are due to get your results on Monday. If they cannot give you your results over the phone, perhaps your plastic surgeon could tell you the results. Whichever way, I hope that your news as as good as BigJean's.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

8 Nov 2019 01:43 in response to mejules

Hi mejules

Thank you so much, I appreciate your comment wishing me well, it was lovely of you.  It's a hard place to be once diagnosed so it would be nice if everything was plain sailing thereafter but it seems that generally isn't the case,  Perhaps this is all just to make us stronger people!!  x

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

8 Nov 2019 06:58 in response to mejules

Hi Mejules, 

thank you so much for your lovely post. It’s only starting to sink in now . 

The best feeling was telling my children it was gone . 

Take care of yourself 

j xxx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

8 Nov 2019 07:03 in response to Jolamine

Hi Jolamine, 

thank you so much I’m just so happy. 

As I said previously I wouldn’t have gotten this far without all the support and encouragement you and all the other ladies have given me . 

They said at the beginning it will be 3/4 weeks of radiation. I’m at the hospital today for Herceptin so I’ll ask my onc what’s the next step. 

Thank you again 

take care 

j xx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

8 Nov 2019 18:25 in response to BigJean

Hi

So I managed to get my results over the phone from the breast nurse and I have mixed feelings about them for some reason. The good news is the cancer is out, the residual cancer they took out seems to be bigger than the original tumour which is confusing me as I was told they couldn't find the tumour after my last chemo session, so I am assuming that the residual is what's been left behind after the chemo (what do you think). There's some skin involvement but radiotherapy will be used to treat that (always knew radiotherapy was in the cards), and my nipple biopsy has come back to say I need to have the nipple bud removed (hoping they can do it at the same time as the skin graft next week). Then need hormone tablets, injection and some bone meds (again nothing I didn't already know). I've got a rescheduled session with my surgeon so I can clarify some of my questions as the breast nurse didn't know the answers.

hope all is well with everyone.

X

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

9 Nov 2019 16:55 in response to BigJean

 

Hi BigJean,

I hope that your oncologist was able to tell you more about the next step yesterday.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx