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My mum has been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in the liver

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Posted by ilovemamag on 01 Nov 2014, 10:10PM

I found out that my mum has been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in the liver. There are no words to describe just how devastated I am. She was diagnosed with primary breast cancer last year in June and went through 8 rounds of chemo, surgery to remove her left breast and further radio treatment. I cant bear to see her go through the pain again. I love her so much. She is my best friend, my soulmate. My father past away two years ago after 12 years of living with the effects of a stroke. Not being able to speak or walk. She is my rock. She brought two kids up on her own.

World upside down

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Posted by Dragonlover in Getting started, on 01 Nov 2014, 10:02PM

Have just been diagnosed with breast cancer 3 weeks ago. Have had surgery for removal of malignant lump in right breast and 9 lymph nodes. Had drain taken out 2 days ago and now feel that under my arm is getting quite swollen and sore. Thinking this is a build up of fluid but this is all new to me and would love advice from anyone who has been through this. I am scheduled for day surgery on Monday as they didn't quite reach the margins around the lump in the breast so guess I wait till then and see what they think? Don't know how to do this - chemo to come next ...........

Newbee

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Posted by Dragonlover on 01 Nov 2014, 09:42PM

Have just been diagnosed with breast cancer 3 weeks ago. Have had surgery for removal of malignant lump in right breast and 9 lymph nodes. Had drain taken out 2 days ago and now feel that under my arm is getting quite swollen and sore. Thinking this is a build up of fluid but this is all new to me and would love advice from anyone who has been through this. I am scheduled for day surgery on Monday as they didn't quite reach the margins around the lump in the breast so guess I wait till then and see what they think? Don't know how to do this - chemo to come next ...........

Portacath Pain

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Posted by Lelouak on 01 Nov 2014, 09:40PM

As I have particularly rubbish viens, my lovely cancer nurses suggested a portacath. After them digging around my knuckle to find a vein, I was more than happy to take their advice.
As I needed to get a blood test done before my surgery, my poor anaesthetist had trouble finding a vein to put me under as anything useable had been attacked already. Eventually he got in my wrist.
Surgery was over before I knew it and my recovery from the anaesthetic was realitively quick.

kadcyla

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Posted by lisa36718 on 01 Nov 2014, 07:08PM

i had two sessions of Kadcyla. the first one gave me fevers and headaches... worst headaches ever. as if i
was about to faint. same thing with the second session.
but i only experience the side effects after 3 days of
receiving the drug..now i have bad joint paints, leg cramps.. is it always like this? since i was the first patient they ever treated with Kadcyla , they seem to be learning from me....who can i ask regarding this drug?

Where am I?

positive3negative's picture
Posted by positive3negative on 01 Nov 2014, 01:32PM

I was reminded by a fellow BCNA member that I haven't been on this site for a while so I thought I'd post a short update.

It's nearly three months since my bilateral mastectomy and I'm feeling well. I've almost got full range of movement back and I'm doing yoga every day. I still have some issues with bone pain and peripheral neuropathy but I guess they are now part of my 'new normal'.

The Two Month Crash

Summerhill38's picture
Posted by Summerhill38 on 31 Oct 2014, 02:40PM

Hi ladies

Has anyone else come crashing down two months after a mastectomy ?

I thought I was doing well and have only had three melt-downs since diagnosis.

My temporary boob and bra made me feel on top of things - until now.  The last few days have made me feel like I no longer belong in this world.


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