Barb.trev's picture
Posted by Barb.trev on 22 Dec 2014, 07:55PM

Any tips on ways to reduce Seroma post surgery

Starting over with exercise

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Posted by Loucobamd in 'Get active and keep well', on 22 Dec 2014, 12:24PM

I would like to share my getting back on track with fitness with you all.
I have just done my first Aqua class at the gym I'm tired but not sore. It was quite a challenge to be in my bathers with only one boob but I must say it wasn't a problem because the water hid everything and I didn't feel too exposed. I was able to find a spot to change in that wasn't too public so that was ok too.

Wait and see

Sandyp's picture
Posted by Sandyp on 22 Dec 2014, 08:53AM

Do not worry, wait and see. That is what I told myself when I found a lump in my breast. My Doctor confirmed that it was indeed a lump and sent me to see a surgeon, do not worry, wait and see. After my mammogram and Ultrasound I had a fine needle asp of the lump and a odd shaped lymph gland, I could not have a core biopsy as I am taking blood thinners so I had to wait 24 hrs for the results but do not worry. Both came back positive. Then off for staging tests, do not worry wait and see. Today I go back to the surgeon. I am not to worry I will wait and see 

D Day

tantick's picture
Posted by tantick on 22 Dec 2014, 04:32AM


well today is the day...I get my results today post lumpectomy and sentinal node bioposy, feeling anxious today...


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ChristineB's picture
Posted by ChristineB on 21 Dec 2014, 11:46PM

Hi. I have a question that I need opinions on.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer I rung my mother ( who lives in another state to me) to let her know. Her reply was "you are a glutton for punishment". This took me aback but I didn't say anything. Do I have a right to be upset about this comment or would it be best just to ignore. I have ignored the comment but I can't help thinking why would a mother say this to her daughter in this situation? Any comments.....

'Twas the scan before Xmas!

TonyaM's picture
Posted by TonyaM on 21 Dec 2014, 11:02PM

I thought my bad year was behind me! I lost a friend to breast cancer in April, lost my Mum to liver cancer in May and lost my brother-in-law to brain cancer last month. My year was mostly devoted to nursing mum and then sorting out mum's unit in order to sell it (which I did). I had 4 months of extreme dental work, my husband had a gall bladder operation and even the cat had surgery!

Radiation Finished

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Posted by saphire on 21 Dec 2014, 01:57PM

I finished Radiation on Friday a great feeling that part of my journey is over.

I see my oncologist on the 6th of January to continue this process

I wanted to wish everyone a lovely Christmas

Hugs and Love Karen

down day

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Posted by Jenny Gaskell on 21 Dec 2014, 01:25PM

Well from day 1 ive had a great outlook on things, got through nearly everything on my own. Last week more even more good news, i start radiation on the 7th and it will be over on the 29th. BUT today i just fell apart. All i wanted to do was sit in a corner and cry, 4 hours later and im still struggling. I feel ive let my daughter down and it christmas. I love this time of year, but i have no chrissy cheer. I dont want to go out, or really do much. Hubby came home from being away ( hes been home 1 night in 2 weeks) and he couldnt believe what he walked into. Me falling apart.


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Posted by Wendyj in Central Coast Girls, on 21 Dec 2014, 11:11AM

Hi Central Coast Girls. Just wanting to introduce myself to you all and find out if you have regular catch ups or events. I live in the Yarramalong Valley and keen to meet with people who are going through similar experiences and also help with fund raising.

Chillow pillow

Robyn W's picture
Posted by Robyn W on 21 Dec 2014, 06:50AM

Well,I finally have a chillow pillow!!! I used it for the first time last night,and I had the best sleep I have had for ages.If you are having hot flushes,I suggest trying one of these.They are not expensive at all.My hot flushes have almost stopped at night,but I still don't sleep well,and I wake up several times.Hopefully this is the answer.Cheers Robyn xox

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