I approached my surgeon twelve months ago to get my remaining breast removed.Not for health reasons just so i wasnt so lopsided.
He refused and has been trying to persuade me to have a reconstruction using the tram flap method.I have said no to this on numerous occasions.I dont want the extra surgies or the scarring envolved.
Oh but you are young.42.you will regret it if you dont blah blah. im sick of hearing it everytime i have to see him.
I hate my scar! I hated undressing, hated the mirror..hated looking deformed in my eyes.
I had my ovaries out 5 days ago, i thought it would be a breeze after Mastectomey, Chemo and radiation.Not to be im in so much pain, moody and sooky.
Cant believe after the last 18 months the toll my mind and body has taken.Im hoping this is the end now and i just stay on Aromisin for the next 5 years or so and, put all this behind me.I dont think i could cope with any more surgerys needles or burns!!!
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>>>>>>
Yesterday marked one year since my surgery.
I had my mammogram and ultrasound. the nerves were incredible!!!!. when i was having my ultrasound, I was there for about an hour and they kept walking in and out, looking at my last films, the technician came in.So im in this big panic thinking the worst!!! they couldnt find the two lumps i had biopsies on last year in my remaining breast!!!! go figure something must be working!!!!!
Ive just started to take the drug exemestane instead of tamoxifin.This is a clinical trial that im doing. was hoping some of you may be on this same drug. just wanting to know if you are having many side affects and if they settle down. My hot flushes have increased and im having joint and bone pain,cant sleep(which is nothing new),and very lethargic tho this could be as ive just finished radiation.
Hi all just an update to where i am at.
Have just completed 33 sessions of radiation and am completley burned and blistered. being treated with solugel and glad wrap.Is this normal did anyone else have this treatment after radiation?.I am in a lot of pain and having slow release morphine which seems to take the edge off.
was very emotional yesterday after my last treatment. cant believe i made it!! 6 mnths of chemo done! 6 and a half weeks of radiation done.! now just herceptin for a year and exemestane for 5 years.
Hi all,was just wondering if anyone has had the same problem as me. i had a mastectomey and all nodes removed.then 6 mnths of chemo.I thought i was doing well with my arm. ended up with nearly full movement so was really happy with myself.Now i have started radiation and it has tightened up again and is quite tender,the oncologist said i have to keep moving it. all very well but it has gone back to very painful like it was when i came out of surgery.Is this normal with radiation and does it come good again?????Hoping someone out there has had similiar???
Just thought i would create a blog to say i finished my chemo today woop woop.
Have had 4 ac and 12 weekly Taxols.Now still Herceptin 3 weekly and 6 and a half weeks of radiation to go!
But am doing well and cant believe i have done 6 months of this ride and with a 7 hour round trip for treatments,it has taken it out of me but i feel like i am on the home run now!
We are all so strong to go through this and still keep our families running and to support those around us! Keep up the good work everyone!!!!