Had my 1st chemo AC and the past week have been feeling great. First days 2-6 were bad. Brain was so foggy couldn't concentrate on anything. So very tired but never got sick so that was a bonus.
Have been loosing my hair for a couple of days, so today i went along with my daughter and had it all chopped off. Didn't know how i was going to feel but i'm OK and just keep thinking positively of the end result sometime next year.
Thank you for being here for me and settling my nerves in this distressing time.
Done it! last Friday I had my nipple areole sparring PBM with permenant expanders.
Wow I'm home now after 1 week. Painful emotional and sore.
My left boob has serious nerve pain going on and not much to do about it. It also looks very different to the right one but surgeon is confident it all looks very normal.
I had 40 ml in at time of surgery so not completely deflated what with the swelling I'd say I'm pretty large!
As many of you know, BCNA has been supporting Australians affected by breast cancer since 1998.
During this time, we have grown to reflect and meet the needs of the increasing number of people diagnosed each year. This year alone 15,000 women and 125 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, affecting their families and communities too.
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.
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!
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.....
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.
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)
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.