Well, 2nd chemo was two weeks ago, and I got through it, I was more prepared this time! Just still pretty tired, but that's what early nights are for I guess (when I can sleep, that is!) :-)
I may have mentioned that I'm not a huge fan of needles, well.... after a fair few attempts trying to access my port with a 1/2 inch needle, we figured that my port is deeper than most, and ended up going with a 1.5 inch needle - information I really didn't need to know (owie) but, yep, I survived!!!
Im sure treatments for breast cancer,were invented by men.Its bad enough you lose a breast, then your hair,then deal with the grey fluff growing back,then burns from radiation,the scars you are left with.Now im expected to wear a compression sleeve in the middle of summer,to control my lymphodema.Through this whole thing ive never felt so self conscious and looked so hideous>>>>>>
i was given some misinformation re the medication i would be taking after my treatment. i was told by a non medical person i would now be taking avastin, which has caused a stir in the USA. I have since been informed this is not the drug i would be taking iit is actually arimidex. I have started taking this and at his stage am not experiencing any thing too bad other than some hot flushes. I hope this has cleared up any misunderstandings love to all jenny
I was just wanfering if anyone is from the logan area of Brisbane and would like to meet up for coffee sometime. I cant find a support group anywhere near me and I am feeling rather alone on my cancer journey and would love to meet others who are in the same situation as me. I live at Underwood.
I've just joined the network after being diagnosed with breast cancer last week. Visited the surgeon today and I'm scheduled to be operated December 8th. I'm expected to have a lumpectomy with sentinal node biopsy, followed by radiotherapy at this stage. I'm told from my biopsy that it's either invasive ductal or lobular and that it may have hormone receptors? All very sketchy and scarey. I'm not sure what any of that really means.
Just joined this group and keen to hear from people to see how they are supporting their partners with breast cancer, as well as coping themselves.
My wife has just completed chemo and radiotherapy, I couldn't be any prouder of how she has coped with everything. Now we are focussed on her getting back to full health and fitness again.
I am about to begin some counselling through Cancer SA, I think I need to talk to someone about what we have been through and help to move forward now.
"7 years ago today..." - a family joke yes, as every year on your birthdays, I put all three of you through the history of your birth throughout the day - just so you understand how magical it is - how wonderful to welcome someone new into a family. But...
That's one thing that is eluding me at the moment. I just can't sleep! First I thought it was my sore head, shaved my head on weekend, very emotional, but glad it's over and done with. Thought my head would feel better, but it's still so tender. Does that happen to a lot of the ladies? It's red and itchy also. I have been using sorbolene on it.
I went out shopping in a pretty pink scarf and it was fine, I love my scarves, I got a couple from gotcha covered online and they are so pretty.
Just to let you know that the developers have been working on fixing a couple of bugs in the online network and now have some new code to be deployed.
This will be deployed tomorrow morning (Tuesday Nov 29), sometime between 9am and 10am and requires the site be offline temporarily. We anticipate it will be very short (hopefully most of you won't even notice! :), but I wanted to warn you in advance in case you happen to get the 'site unavailable' message.
The new code will fix the following: