Hi ladies, another step in the process happened today. Hair was starting to fall out, 5 or 6 strands at a time, so we got the clippers and I now have half an inch all over. I can't get over the fact that it is 2 shades of grey, I have been colouring my hair for a long time. Looking in the mirror felt surreal, like who is this person? I know it won't be long for the rest to follow, that ok, knew what to expect. I actually went to the bank with a scarf on and I didn't feel awkward, I thought, 'Head up and wear it like you own it'.
November 6th I sat in a doctors surgery and had a piece of paper sat down in front of me, "here read this, it's a little different than we expected" I could not understand any of it but my eyes went to the bold print MALIGNANT 5.5mm Phyllodes tumour, and everything since that day has blurred, rushed surgery, medication, and today I realise the enormity of the way my life will now be. Hard to even type without crying, it's all I do.
my cancer is fueled by estrogen and progesterone,, i was wandering if any one has the same and if you follow a diet that dosnt fuel ur cancer,, i kow that i cant eat mushrooms and should stay away from dairy,,, so now im drinking Almond milk
please can anyone help or set me in the right directrion??????????
I have my CT scans tomorrow. Between my fear of finding out the cancer has spread and my fear of small spaces I don't know if I'm going to get through it ok.
Any advice on how to remain calm through the scan is greatly appreciated...
So it's day no. 2 after my 1st chemo, & all l seem to be doing is sleeping even though l'm not tired, drinking water & peeing non-stop, and getting headaches and eating drugs.
Ugh. And this is meant to be my good week! (Next wek apparently all my intravenous anti-nausea drugs wear off & the fun begins...)
Weather in melbourne is terrible today, hopefully l can get out of the house tomorrow for a walk or a poke around the shops or something.
Here I am after first opp. June 2011 lumpectomy, second opp. removal of left breast, more had to be taken. Chemo from August to December 2011, Radiotherapy January 2012 to February. Took Tamoxifen side effects were stiff joints, tried Tamosin, same thing and getting worse then Arimidex. No improvement finaly Exemestane. Had to go to a Rheumatologist who perscribed Plaquenil and Celebrex for Osteoarthritis. Went off all hormone drugs and eventualy got my movement back. Stopped taking Plaquenil (which may damage eyes) and Celebrex when I began to enjoy walking and energy came back.
Hi, I am 60 going on 45, had a recent mastectomy, and now like Debbie have to make a decision between Tamoxifen and Anastrozole - Aromastase Inhibitor. I have read and re-read many times all the info especially side effects, none of which appeal to me. My pathology was DCIS and invasive breast cancer in one breast with hormone positive receptors.
hi all some if u may remember me i started this group in 2011 when i was diagnosed with breast cancer i m glad to c the group has taken off good on u all. i had to resign from the group as my husband became unwell and passed away in august. during that time i was feeling stressed tired and a bit unwell around a month ago i was told mt breast cancer has spread to my liver . i will start some chemo next week.
Well here I am one week on, seem to have recovered quite well from my op. my right arm is a little sore just now but I suspect that the nerves are starting to wake up again. had the drainage tubes removed this morning and immediately felt better. at least I don't have extra baggage to cart about now - thank goodness. what i did find odd was to have a pain in the breast that is no longer there, spoke to breast nurse and it's psychosomatic - similar to those who lose a limb and can feel it.
I haven't posted for ages as I have just got on with treatment have 4 rounds of TC, starting 20 radiotherapy sessions on 20 December.
I had appointment with my Oncologist today, I left feeling a bit freaked out a she explained that this type of cancer has a possibility of coming back within the next 18 months.
Feeling a bit lost and alone again, i know this is the best place to get support for this.
In advance thanks for listening.