Just Diagnosed

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Posted by rhoanch on 30 Aug 2014, 08:43AM

I have just been diagnosed and have seen my surgeon. I have been referred to a plastics surgeon and I am currently weighing up whether to go down the reco path using trans flap from the tummy.  Based on the research it looks like a major op with considerable rehab time. I am a very active person and I wonder whether the mastectomy would be enough to cope with let alone the reco.

First chemo

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Posted by Linn on 30 Aug 2014, 06:43AM

Hi I'm Linn.
I was diagnosed 2mnths ago and have been on a
Rollercoaster ride since.. After a single mastectomy I
had my first chemo treatment on Thursday 28th.
I'm goin well with side effects so far! Maybe they will hit my later!
The only thing that Annoying me is the flu like aches and pains.. They are driving me nuts. Does anyone know what I can do to help alleviate some of the aches??
I went to my local chemist and asked and they didn't know if I could have flu tablets or not!
Thanks :-)

Post Mastectomy Results

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Posted by Jen Joyce on 29 Aug 2014, 07:52PM

Hi all, I haven't been on for a few days but wanted to tell you all my good news. First biopsy results were 1cm IDC with micropapillary features grade 2, after mastectomy report 8mm IDC NOS grade 1 stage 1 er+pr+her2-. After all the reading I have done I have never seen a better result after surgery than what the original biopsy was and am over the moon! No chemo but tamoxifen x 2yrs then aromatase inhibitor for 3. Happy dance.....

Next Get Together - Beaumaris

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Posted by adean in South East & Bayside social group, on 29 Aug 2014, 02:37PM

Hi girls,

Our next get together is fast approaching

Saturday 6th September @ Ricketts Point Beachside Cafe from 12 midday (Ricketts Point Beach Rd, Beaumaris).

As we are not able to book a table. We will relying on whoever gets there first to grab us a spot.

I'm looking for a volunteer to do this as I may not be able to attend after all.


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Dinner Monday Sept 22

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Posted by DaisyMarigold in Melbournites, on 29 Aug 2014, 02:27PM

Hi ladies - we've had a few emails back and forth about dinner, so I've decided to do a new post to see if we can get a few more confirmations.

Currently there are 3 - 4 of us who seem ok for 6pm at Feddish, Fed Square, on Monday September 22. It's an Italian style place, the food is moderately priced, the tables well spaced, and the service is usually good. 

Would be great if we could get a couple more takers. Please let know, and I'll book a table.

Best wishes, Pam (DaisyMarigold)

BCNA event Wed Sept 3

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Posted by DaisyMarigold in Melbournites, on 29 Aug 2014, 02:24PM

Hi all - message from Daina from BCNA which might be of interest:


Dolphin's tale continued

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Posted by Dolphins on 28 Aug 2014, 01:31PM

Hmmm. where to start ? 

I finished radiotherapy (RT) two weeks ago, having had six weeks of sessions to my left breast. I was prepared for the tiredness, as much as one can be when something is a new experience, but not for the extent and degree of it. It was also debilitating to become unwell in other areas ( UTI infection and a cold ) while dealing with the RT. But now that I'm through with it, I'm gradually retrurning to my former self. 

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