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My name is Danka, I am 31 yrs old, mother of 2 cute kids. I have been diagnosed with invasive breast cancer 8/ 01/ 2015, grade 3, Her2+ , 19mm tumour and 2 of 3.5mm. I am not sure what stage I am in yet, but I have a swollen lymph note under my armpit. I had an appointment today and they had a blood test and a CT scan done, will have a bone scan done couple of days after my surgery on the 27/ 01/ 2015.
Ok, right I haven't been on here in a while and hope there is only a few newbies.
It's interesting that while faced with all the different steps of the adventure there was never really any chats or planning of what would be next once it's all done.
I have found that yes there is adjustment to the new normal. Like remembering to put my boob on before I go out, that random swims now have to be planned or undertaken with very close friends who don't show that they care you only have one 'floaty'.
Thanks, Louie, for posting the recent article about rippling. I have just developed some so it was good timing. Just wondering if anyone else has had it and if you had it treated in any way. I'm wondering if it is just something I have to put up with or if I should do something. Some of the methods in the article seemed quite drastic. If there is a fairly simple solution though (fat injections?) I might look into it.
I had a Left Side Wide Area Excision and Axial Clearance in December and I could only sleep on my back at first. It was too uncomfortable to turn on either side. I would wake feeling very stiff because I had held the same position all night.
On the second night I got the bright idea of slipping a pillow under my shoulder blade when I got the urge to turn over. This relieved the morning stiffness a lot.
Now, five weeks later, I still sleep with the pillow at my side. When I turn on my left, I open my right shoulder back against the pillow and doze off again.
I've recently had a double masectomy and am currently going through recontruction. I also have cording which itself if more painful than the masectomy and expanders put together.
I was wondering if anyone else has felt the same? I need to go back to work in a weeks time and being a new job I am feeling the pressure. It's been 6 weeks since my op and i just feel I cant go back to work, even though physically I suppose I can besides the cording, its the mental stress thats starting the anxiety.
Hello Pink family
Feb 10th I am having brain surgery. Shit scared but will of course pitch up. They wanted it next week but one of my daughters is getting married Jan 31st which is pretty special, Then honeymoon and grand daughter needs to be with me. I feel lucky dates are fitting in. The larger it grows the better to remove so I am told. two weeks is nothing in the great scheme of things. Please think about me on Feb 10th. i WILL BE BACK