I thought I would let you know that BCNA has just launched our new Financial and Practical Assistance fact sheet for women.
It outlines a range of benefits, subsidies and services that may be available for you and your family to help reduce the financial impact of breast cancer.
We hope that the fact sheet is helpful to you as well as those who may be supporting you - whether it be a partner, parent, friend or colleague.
And that's not good when you have stithces from both armpits to both nipples!
I bought this bra because David Jones don't stock the berlei ones anymore! They are about half the price of the berlei one and I should add that I'm a C cup and my surgeon keeps saying "You have very dense breasts!" but having to clutch your boobs as you dash though town is not good.
I know lots of ladies have a different experience of these bras but I had to pop into the local Bouboir and buy a nice firm Berlei. Tried and true.
I've only had 2 chemo's and I'm just not bouncing back to my happy self. I feel like I'm just always in tears at the moment. I'm stressed about chemo and how sick I get from it. I have no patience with my kids and feel like I'm forever yelling and grumpy at them. When all I want to do is feel better and play with them and cuddle them. I think I'm starting to pick my head up and feel a little better then the next day I slide right back into being sad again. I keep telling myself number 3 will be over with next week.
Just realised that I hadn't updated after my colonoscopy which as everyone said came back normal, thankfully.
All the worry for nothing.
Everything is carrying on as usual, infusion of Herceptin every 3 weeks and seeing oncologist every 6 weeks.
Rhe only different thing at the moment is hot flushes have increased for some reason, I seem to be getting them more often and they are more intense when I asked why no reason given basically was told its weather related.
All test results in recent months have all come back as stable so thats good just hoping this continues.
I have an occasional issue with one of my eyes slow to open when I wake up, it's only been happening since the towards the end of my chemo, I'm still having Herceptin,
My oncologist doesn't think it's related and the optometrist said my eyes seem normal. Just thought I would ask if anyone else had this issue?
Hello All Sisters Pink,
What a great resource and place to vent this is.
I am newly diagnosed with early breast cancer. So far I have had a left mastectomy with the largest lump being 25mm and ER and HER2 positive. Also had a level 2 axillary node clearance. That was all 6 weeks ago now. Two days ago had a port-a-cath stuck into my chest and in three days time I start chemo. I guess I will really have something to complain about then.
A "selfy" of myself after a month following 7 hits of chemo. Still wear the wig when I go out, but it gets hot (hot flushes), My lungs are behaving now, seem to be almost back to normal, and although I am still tired and have an arvo sleep, taking it easy most of the time. I am happy the majority of the time, curious about what the Radiation for 6 weeks will be like, but assume that it will be ok, Love Bel
Response to my Instant Menopause Blog: I am triple negative, (not on any tablets at all), and only have Chemo and Radiation as my methods for Cancer treatment. I was just guessing about the Menopause, as Im not a doctor and havent talked about it because its only just starting to happen. I found myself in a sticky situation and panicked, I was dropping my friend off for a bus, and there was no where to park and I had a bus trying to back into where I was. I was a little trapped.