Yay! I am done with the chemo and am so excited. I know I have a week coming that is not going to be very good but I am so relieved that I made it through to the end. Thanks to everyone here for your encouraging words like "it is doable" and "you can do this".
I start 25 rounds of radiotherapy on 15/5 and then I will go heavy on recovery, nutrition up the anti with exercise and getting my head straight.
For all the newbies here, you can do this and just know there comes the day when you will sit in the chemo chair for the last time.
Hi there lovely ladies, I have just finished all my treatment, yay!!! 6rounds of chemo and 6 weeks of R/T. I was feeling really great that it was all behind me and excited to move on in life. However I only just found out last week that my cancer was a grade 3. I suppose ignorance is bliss, but It really freaked me out as I did a little research and discovered this is an aggressive form of cancer. I'm starting to get all stressed out again, does this type of grade make the chance of it coming back higher??
Hi Girls, it's been a long time since I have posted on here but I wanted to share what's been happening. Yesterday I had my port out finally! after 13 months since it was inserted and I had the best sleep I have had in ages. To recap:
27/11/12 found lump
7/12/12 see surgeon and advised it is Breast Cancer require more surgery
11/12/12 wider margins and sentinel node biopsy - still localised
14/1/13 start AC chemotherapy
Hello to the members of the Liverpool group. I notice the blogs are from a little while ago and wondering if this group is still going. I have had a mastectomy with sentinel node biospy about 3 weeks ago for Invasive Lobular Cancer. The node biospy has since shown micromets. I currently have a small area of wound breakdown that is healing and have been referred to an oncologist at Liverpool Hospital for the preventative treatment - not sure at this stage if chemo + hormone or hormone alone - appt next Thursday 1/5/14.
Queen of Pink Bun here and I’m thrilled to announce that Pink Bun 2014 has begun!
This year marks the 14th anniversary of the BCNA Bakers Delight partnership, and what better way to celebrate than with a record breaking target of $1.5 million!
The annual fundraising campaign will see all 600+ bakeries take part, with 100% of the sale of Pink Finger Buns going directly to BCNA from 24 April – 14 May 2014.
For anyone who has cancer or is a carer living in the Hills area of Sydney,there are 2 art therapy groups about to start next week.They are organized by the Cancer Council and run by trained art therapists.Both groups will commence next Wednesday 30th April 11am to 130pm.If interested ,please ring cancer council,Sebastian King on 93542071 or Jody on 0417482081 or Sharon on 0400427082.
I am having my surgery next Friday where they will remove the tumor with a wire incision. Feeling very very nervous and scared too.
The day before I will have the sentinol node biospy to determine which lymph nodes to examine and the morning of the surgery I will be having the wire incision.
All sounds so strange but trying very hard to stay strong and positive. Has been a very emotional couple of weeks since my diagnosis and just keep praying that all will be ok. Would love to hear from anyone that has had similar procedure.
Hope you are all as well as you can be.
I am having my last chemo treatment today. After four and a half months, I will be done.
No more needles every week.
Looking ahead, I have a lumpectomy scheduled for mid to late May and then radiotherapy a month after that for six weeks.
A long journey still ahead but we are all in this together.
Hi lovely ladies ,
Well after 10 long months of surgery , chemo and radiotherapy I have my final zapping today .
I'm relieved but also very anxious as well - which I suspect is normal . Still have to take Tamoxifen which will start in a week or so .
My skin hasn't broken but the last few days it is just so sore , stings and I'm unable to lie on that side .
Please tell me it repairs fairly quickly for those who have been through radiotherapy .
Thanks in advance ,