I had a mastectomy 2 months ago and was fitted for my prosthesis at a lovely shop in Mornington (Michelle-Ann). The service was wonderful.
But being a girl I have checked out a few other shops too however it becomes a little frustrating when you have to ask where things are, particulalrly bathers.
Last week I was in Hervey Bay on holiday and popped into a store that had a great idea ... all mastectomy products were on pink hangers. This made it easy to browse without having to ask the assistants what items were suitable. I give this a big thumbs up!
You are invited to the next Adelaide Breast Cancer friendship group coffee morning
When - Tuesday 10th July 10am
Where – Chris Jarmer @ AIR
opposite the museum on Nth Tce.
Come and join other members for coffee and a friendly chat.
I'm only just starting my trip down BC Lane, and find I have a lot of questions. This network has been a great way to talk to other women going through the same issues, and a point of contact I just couldnt get any other way.
Received 1st round of Chemo on the 14th June, Oncologist booked me in for a stay at the Hospital for observation overnight. The Chemo ward at Mercy Private was not what I expected, there was around 8-10 recliners, and there was 2 other people receiving treatment. It was much smaller than I thought, and was glad that for my first time, it wasn't busy. The ward staff are fantastic, and put me to ease with their supportive and caring manners.
Side effects of the AC for me:
Hi, this is my first post. I started radiotherapy on Monday after 2 surgeries. I'm getting a funny taste in my mouth. Can anyone tell me if this is something they experienced?
Any other tips about the 5 - 6 weeks ahead of me would be much appreciated. Thanks :)
Well after a four week wait for genetic testing results, inconclusive!
I hadn't realised how much I had been counting on these results. I broke down. It made me think more though. I knew what I was going to do if positive, but what if they were negative. I didn't want to go down my mothers path of going through all the treatment twice and then dying.
I discussed the alternatives with my surgeon. Five years of drug treatment, every six months of MRI, or ultra sound and mammogram for the next 15 yrs, or six months now and be done with it.
Hi everyone this is my first post. In April this year I was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ after discovering a hardening in my breast. The mammogram didn't pick anything up, nor did the ultrasound, but luckily the surgeon at the breast clinic could feel what I could and he ordered a biopsy. Since my initial diagnosis I have had three MRI's and my diagnosis has changed to the milder in-situ to the much scarier invasive tag and I have gone from being affected in one breast to being affected in both. It has been a lot to take on board.