Thank you my lovely friends for all the messages of support, right up to my surgery on Monday - the advice was wonderful, and the support kept me strong and focussed all week. ( I don't have a laptop, so had to wait to reply.)
I came home this morning - day 4 - and can honestly say there was no real pain with the bilateral surgery - more a dull discomfort, kept in check with Panadol and 1 Endone at night. They will remove the final drain over the weekend, and discuss chemo cocktails on Tuesday when I see the surgeon again.
Saw the surgeon tonight. It is bilateral mastectomy on Monday, then a course of chemo to follow. It is all happening so fast.
I am relieved, but some words of encouragement would be much appreciated - can't believe the speed of all this!! Feeling a bit nervous, but know many of you have been there before me, and sound so positive
I draw strength from your posts - thank you my lovely new friends,
Two days to go until I see the surgeon - has to have been the longest Easter break ever. Trying to prepare lists for my husband, learn about surgery types, calm the family and be strong for everyone else. It's so hard sometimes.
Do you have bilateral at once, or one at a time? Do chest expanders make it worse or the same? So many questions.
I just want it to hurry up now - I am sure the waiting is worse because you imagine too much. Roll on Thursday... and good luck Trina, I will be thinking of you tomorrow,
I discovered a lump in my breast in the shower a week ago and was sent for a mammogram and USS on Monday. Previous scans 18 months ago had been clear, but this time a large mass was discovered, very fast-growing. A core biopsy on Tuesday morning showed a high grade malignancy tumour, suspicious for lymph invasion. I see my cancer surgeon next week, after Easter break, and find out what my path will be then. The BCNA website is so wonderful. I have been reading the posts from Chris, Samantha and Chipmunk - who like me has just started her journey. Th