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Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

3 May 2019 22:14 in response to Jolamine

hi jolamine

 

So big UTurn, the PET scan showed up my appendix still and they couldn’t say with certainty that it wouldn’t cause issues during chemo. So the surgeon and I agreed to take the risk away and remove it, that was on Wednesday. He was fabulous, and moved things around and took it out this morning.  So I’m in hospital hope to be discharged tomorrow, swift recovery and on to chemo.  I feel like a weight has been lifted and I’ve actually moved forward a step rather than hanging in limbo. 

I feel significantly less anxious now.  Hope you are ok.

 

WL 

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

8 May 2019 18:47 in response to Woollylamb

Hi WL,

hope you are keeping well after your surgery. When do you start your chemo?? I’m due to start mine this Friday . Just want to get star on it now and fight this . 

I met another lady while at the hospital she’s under the same oncologist as me , I’m a bit anxious as he gave her a  percentage on her cancer . I asked him was mine curable he said yes but didn’t tell me anything else . Is this normal , I’m starting to worry a bit now !! 

Sorry to rant on . 

Let me know how you are doing. 

Xxxx

 

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

8 May 2019 23:44 in response to Woollylamb

 

Hi Wollylamb,

This is great news. I remember when I first went to have my gall bladder out my surgeom was reluctant to remove my appendix, despite my telling him that I had pain in that area. When I went for my surgery, I stopped breathing under anaesthetic and had to wait a further 2 weeks before they could try and operate again.

On the second occasion, my surgeon informed me that he had removed my appendix, to ensure that it didn't cause further problems and, like you, I felt  relieved to know that it was away. I'm glad to hear that you too feel relieved and hope that you make a quick recovery before moving on to chemo.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

8 May 2019 23:46 in response to BigJean

 

Hi BigJean,

I just want to wish you all the very best as you start your chemo on Friday. Please keep in touch and let us know how you get on.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

9 May 2019 05:12 in response to BigJean

hi

great to hear from you. I’m doing ok, my shuffling around looks more like walking today, still sore but I’m getting there. I see the oncologist today so I’m hoping for a start date for my chemo, I’m guessing it will be in the next 2 weeks assuming my recovery continues as it is. 

My oncologist hasn’t given a percentage, but to be honest I’ve stopped asking for affirmation that I will be ok as everything she says about my BC freaks me out, so decided to focus on the practicalities of moving forward rather than looking back. 

 

Glad and to hear you are starting chemo on Friday. I wish you the most amount of luck I can send you and I really do hope it goes well. 

Keep me updated 

WL

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

9 May 2019 13:09 in response to Woollylamb

Hi 

Bigjean and WL

Have been following your progress as I’m a few weeks behind you both in diagnosis. Just had my ct scan to see if it has spread as it’s in my lymph nodes. Provisionally booked in for mastectomy and lymph node clearance on 20th May but hoping the ct results come back clear.

 

good luck big jean with your chemo starting tomorrow x

 

 

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

9 May 2019 15:40 in response to mejules

hi Mejules

 

Sorry to hear you are on the same journey. When do you get your CT scan results? 

I’m provisionally booked in to start chemo on the 21st May following my appointment with the Onco this morning. Been told to rest up and recover from my appendix removal so that’s what I am doing.

 

keep in touch

X

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

9 May 2019 18:21 in response to Woollylamb

 

Hi Woolylamb,

I'm glad to hear that you have at long last got a date for starting your chemo on 21st May.

I hope that yourrecovery is still doing well.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

16 May 2019 18:35 in response to BigJean

Hi Everyone, 

sorry haven’t been on in a while. 

Started my chemo last Friday, felt grand after it but wasn’t too good all weekend. Today is the first day I’ve started to feel ok , nausea has been quite bad and the tiredness has really hit me . 

Had a meeting with radiation oncologist today just to touch base she explained I will need radiation under my arm under my collar bone and somewhere else in my breast . 

Has anyone else been told this ? Is this normal?

im back to the hospital tomorrow for bloods and meet with the oncologist. Feeling good about this . 

Hope everyone doing well and keeping well . 

Xxxx J

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

16 May 2019 21:19 in response to BigJean

hey

Great to hear from you, I’m so sorry that the chemo is giving you those side effects.  But just think 1 down already.

so I’m still recovering from my appendix removal, having some wound issues, hoping if I rest over the next few days I will be good to start on Wednesday.  I’ve had great weather for resting up so far. I bought a wig this week, the boys have been trying it on!!!!!

I will let you know if I end up starting next week. Hope you are feeling better.

X

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

16 May 2019 21:29 in response to Woollylamb

Hi WL , 

great to hear from you. Sorry that you are still having issues with your wound . Hopefully it all clears up soon and you can get started . 

Hopefully it won’t be as bad next time but I’m going to ask the oncologist for stronger anti sickness drugs !! 

Thats mad I bought a wig aswell , it will be hard to see my hair go but hey it will grow back and it’s only hair!! 

Let me know how you get on and when you start . 

Talk soon 

J xxx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

16 May 2019 22:10 in response to Woollylamb

Hi wooly lamb

im so relieved had results from ct scan yesterday and no sign that it’s spread elsewhere apart from lymph nodes. Sobbed like a baby with relief as had convinced myself it was bad news. Masectomy and lymph node clearance on Monday so at least I feel like I’m actually doing something to try and get rid of this. 

Hope your wound clears up well hun and good luck for Tuesday with your chemo x let me know how you get on but for now take care x 

 

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

17 May 2019 02:28 in response to mejules

 

Hi Mejules,

It's great news that there is no spread elsewhere from your CT scan yesterday.

I shall be thinking of you on Monday and hope that all goes well.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

 

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

17 May 2019 02:38 in response to BigJean

 

Hi BigJean,

I am sorry to hear that you weren't too good after your chemo last Friday. If you get a chance before your appointment with the oncologist tomorrow, write down the questions that you need answers to.

I haven't had radiation, so cannot answer your question, but this is one to ask your oncologist. There are several anti-nausea medicines, so they should be able to give you something more effective.

I know that it's hard, but hang on in there. How many chemo sessions are you due to have?

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer

17 May 2019 02:44 in response to Woollylamb

 

Hi Woolylamb,

I am sorry to hear that you are having problems with your wound, but glad to hear that you are walking a bit better today. I hope that all heals up soon and that there will be no delay in starting your chemo.

You've certainly been lucky with the weather for resting in.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx