I tried explaining the tests and surgery etc to my other half. I asked him to think about his bits being repeatedly put between two plastic blocks, clamped in and squeezed, then needles and a bigger needle, then cutting bits out or off altogether....just to start you off....he got a whole new respect for screening and treatment after that. 0
Well am looking forward to a roast dinner before the main event tomorrow! Have to be at chop shop at 7 30 in the morning tomorrow. Sounds like I'm going in for a car body work over haul it could be called **** my boob! I know they are going to dye it sky blue. Perhaps the surgeon can draw a little bird over the blue! Xx
Mornin cournish pastie ....
Bad thought ....Oh oh just another thought ... I was more scared of the blue dye ... in my head I would look like the blue Smurfs on the film ... pictured everyone looking at me like I was an alien. . Told the son if I turned blue he'd have to go home , and wanted a cupboard to hide in till it went ...
Good outcome , don't think it come through enough to notice ... Hay you said to your hubby how we'd wished we had ...that was my giggle for the day ... so so proud of you ... my lil op is in 18th ... got a phone PRE OP on 10th ... think they don't want me laughing like last time ... not good for other patents ...
Must run in the family ...my mum's first heart attack, we were moving her from intensive care to ward ... well on trolley going up in the lift she had the porters rolling with laughter .. till one said ... please Mrs t , you'll get us the sack .... she was a star ... I know lots can't look at life that way, but it's how I was brought up .. always to end with a laugh....
Chrisie ❤ x
Mornin brave lass ...
You go kick cancers ass ... you just show it ... I think that cancer is running scared with us lot on its tail ...bet he's never come across the likes of all these wonderfull BREAST BUDDIES BEFORE ... NOT saying we don't have down days ... it's about bouncing back .... Will be there in spirit tomoz ..... you got this ...well all be there with you, you just won't see us ... big hug Chrissie ❤
Good morning Chrisie....your mum sounds an amazing woman. I too was brought up with a cup half full outlook and my dad was the joker in the family. Always pushed the boundaries with humour and was up for anything.
I've made some terrible jokes since being diagnosed and left people not knowing how to respond lol....such as telling one friend whilst she was sympathizing with my situation "well what doesn't kill you makes you stronger......lets hope it don't kill me". I need to be careful about those kinds of jokes as not everyone can deal with it lol.
Golden rule for me.....if you can't change it, deal with it, find a laugh where you can, move onwards and upwards.
I sound strong but I have a moment here and there....usually when wondering if I will get to see my little 8 year old grow. Then I realise she has an amazing bond with her dad and he would do the job of two if needed....ooh don't that sound sombre.....
Anyways enough of the negatives.....i have yo stick around as who else is gonna make my other halves life a misery lol x
What an interesting and supportive thread. I was diagnosed with high grade DCIS last November following my mammogram. Thankfully not invasive, totally treatable and, the main thing, not life threatening.
Like you Cornish, I spent the first few weeks reassuring everyone that I was going to be ok and not going anywhere. I'm a person that likes to know everything and researched my diagnosis thoroughly so knew the prognosis was good. However don't let your reassurances be at your expense and you should let your feelings be known to others. It was only last week when I watched the Full Monty ladies night that I realised I had experienced many of the feelings expressed by those taking part and I had kept a lot to myself.
I had my op (wide local incision) at the beginning of January followed by three weeks of radiotherapy. I have had wonderful support from my lovely family and friends which has been invaluable to me. I am in total awe of our wonderful NHS and the treatment I've received has been second to none.
I have a follow up at the end of April and hopefully it will only be check ups from now on.
I consider myself very lucky and wish all on here a happy and healthy future
Hi Irene, I too love this thread.
Like you i'm all over the research lol....fully informed is fully armed!!!! I'm quite a practical person...especially in a crisis. I do wonder whether it might hit a bit harder emotionally later. I will have to wait and see.
Yes the full Monty programme last week was a heart breaker...some amazing people who had tremendous strength.
Glad all is going well following your treatments and good luck for your follow up appointment.
Hi Irene ... that's why I'm a tad warrie of looking like we just take things lightly ... believe me I've had my days where I've had a melt down ... and I do try to do a balance ... I know my age helps me, as I know if I were 20 or more years ago, with a family at home , it would be a different story ...
This chat room is amazing ... we support each other when down as we all have been through ... anger , disbelief, why me's , what ifs ... can't think of any of us that escape those feelings ... but I'm sure I couldn't have come this far without my sense of humour ... I just hope I have the right balance ...
So please forgive me, if it looks like I take things lightly ... but I think I can gage when just a shoulder is needed ... you sound like quite a positive person too ... and understand all the highs and lows this cancer throws at us ... we have all needed holding up on here and so many will rally round to get us through those lows ... so glad you seem to be kicking cancers bum ... win or loose our journey , let's knock it down the road to gether ... Chrissie ❤
Not in a millions years would I think you take it lightly Chrissie.
You sound a very balanced and positive person and that can only be a good thing. I certainly had my wobbles along the way as I'm sure we all have. Reading this thread we all have so much to live for and we won't let this thing get in the way.
Let's all kick ass together lovely ladies xx
Lovely to see everyone chipping in nd sharing both/either their Good and the Bad:-)
I started this thread soon after my BC diagnosis because I found myself experiencing both of these elements in my diagnosis and treatment. The perfect place for this thread to sit was living with cancer. It’s what we do.. live life. I love that everyone shares their worries, concerns, down days, up days, where they have been, where they are going, what they’ve had to eat, what they’re making to eat, who’s ****** them off, who’s been kind, hobbies, duvet days, stress, fears, humour..... and it goes on... life, life goes on. We do all this not alone but together. Virtual arms holding us up when feeling down . Virtual smiles to share when feeling up. It’s not all sparkly rainbows but nor is it all dark thundering blackness. Never be afraid to share either the bad or the good. However your day is going we are here for you.
Have as good a day as you can peeps x
Sunday roast yum:-). Hope u ate for England;-)
I’ll keep an eye out for that Spielberg movie ( last 3D movie I watched was Beauty nd the Beast - with granddaughter - glad I had an excuse t go.. was brill lol).
Well.. good luck to you for tomorrow me dear. I’ll b thinking of u. When u are ready would love to hear how your doing. X
Hi Irene:-) aren’t the a great bunch on here nd now we have u here too...welcome:-)
I had my op in Sept Last yr ( wide local excision) yup nd 3 wks RT. I too see my surgeon this month nd hopefully will go onto annual recall. 13 wks nd 2 days from diagnosis to discharge... you are right our NHS is outstanding.
Eee when they came to see me just before going down for my op the offered for me to have a local anaesthetic and be awake nd watch or I could have earphones with music....or would I prefer to b asleep. Yes the last one... I’ll have the last one. When I got to theatre I said just t b clear I want the last option... t b asleep. Wish I’d asked if anyone picks to b awake lol x
How u feeling in yourself now? X
Went out for lunch, it’s my birthday so had to be done!got some lovely presents, new walking boots, socks, slow cooker, quite a few m and s vouchers so got a light weight summer jacket. Need new jeans as well but not sure if I’m still jeans shaped so will be trying a few pairs on, alone!
What!!!! How did I not know it was your birthday:-0
happy bday to u, happy bday to u happy bday dear Rileyroo, happy bday to ....yeahhhhhhh.
So glad went then... everyone would b whistling, turning their toes in the carpet nd looking at the ground lost if not lol.
Wow great gifts too... bet ya chuffed. Oooo new coat (I don’t know if I mentioned it but I have a thing for coats ;-))))))). Can I assume there is chocolate too... there must b chocolate;-).
well... sending birthday hugs me dear.... oh nd wine there needs t b wine;-)x
You kept that quiet rilleyroo ... walking boots ... really ... I'd have to frame them the amount of walking I do .... so hope you loaded the slow cooker ... dressed in your new socks and boots ...and marched all the way to M & S ... sounds good to me ...
So hope you had a good one ... and got spoiled rotten ...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ... LOVELY LADY !!!! ❤
Chocolate has been received, baked this morning so we have home made cake for tea and tiger bread, gotta have tiger bread!
Didn’t tell any one it’s my birthday, well it’s just a fire hazzard really. Jbains knew, she either winkled it out of me or I fessed up, can’t quite remember!
Thanks all for your welcome and happy birthday Rileyroo. You sure are as lively lot on here and your comments have given me a chuckle.
In answer to your question Sandra, I'm feeling good at the moment. I've had little reaction to the RT just some skin reaction after the treatment finished but it's settled now.
Just trying to decide where to go with bras now as I'm looking lopsided. Does anyone know if we can wear underwired bras? I thought it was just a matter of if we feel comfortable with it but not sure if it has something to do with lymph drainage. Any ideas anyone?
Had a really good day. Quiet, which is what I wanted. Went to one of those Brazilian type places. As much salad, rice, potatoes and some basic meats and cheeses as you can eat then various cuts of meat are brought to the table and you choose whether you want it or not. I got some gift vouchers for m and s so got the summer jacket I’ve had my eye on for a little while. Like I said , good day.
Good luck for tomorrow CP. We’ll all be with you. Gonna be very crowded round you bed!
Another thought Irene ... when I was in hospital for 3 days after mastectomy... where wed all got to be mates on my 6 bedded ward ... all for different things ....on the last day i got given my new falsely ... and like you l liked underwire bras and as newly op didn't wear any .. but shoved new falsey up my tee shirt .. got outta bed and said to patient in next bed who had her hubby visiting at the time ... I asked " what do you reckon on my new falsey then, just not sure what name to give it" ... quick as a flash, her husband said , how bout "one hung low" looked down and there it was down by my waiste ... laughed all day ...