its horrible to not have any scans unless symptoms when I tell friends this they don’t believe as people think you would have a scan yearly ! So I know how you feel about that.
i had an implant at time of surgery ( mastectomy) which is amazingly 1 year ago tomorrow. I agree with you it’s hard to make decisions. I think looking back I didn’t do research as I should have asked for an expander but wasn’t offered. As a result my SNB showed lymph node spread and then I had to have radio so yes I run the risk of capsulation now.
A lady I met also had implant but she is bigger breasted than me and tbh she’s had uplift other side and hers looks brilliant where’s as I am a lot smaller and I feel it just sits on my chest and is rigid . So I would take that into consideration as no one told me that when I had it done .
i can’t have uplift or anything else now for over a year as I won’t get sick pay . It’s annoying as I would like to just get things sorted now! Good luck with your decision and make sure you research it all . I have since found a reconstruction group which I go to and have learnt a lot . Wish I knew about it before perhaps there my be something like that near you x
Hi all- I hope you are all going along ok.Miss Green - fingers and toes are crossed for you Good that you are having repeat CTs atleast they will hopefully be reassuring.I have been told that I won't get any further investigations on my affected side unless I have symptoms🤔
I had my appt with a plastic surgeon today - I came out very confused as I thought I would have my temporary implant transformed into a permanent one.It seems I have a choice of a Diep ( I haven't got much fat so I could work on that over xmas!) But I might have to have 2 more ops after to get the shape right.Or I could have an implant that comes with long term difficulties/hardening but will need 2 ops here as well ( needing a saline filled skin stretcher first).I hope the surgeon would say what he thought would be best for me but he has sent me away to think about it - very confused!! Any advice???
Wishing everyone a Happy xmas and hopefully a much better 2019. Xx
HI Miss miss green lovely to hear from you and I’m so glad you’ve had surgery . Let me know how margins go keeping everything crossed for you .
Hope everyone has a lovely Xmas. I’m back to work 4th jan dreading it and would rather retire but I’m too young ( but don’t feel it now )
HAPPY CHRISTMAS XXX
Yes - thank you Wee Burd I think I will.I noticed your picture - all that hair! Mine is similar but still unruly.I have had 2 tiny trims to try and get some control.I am still wearing my wig out and to work.
Was it easy to get your picture on here? I will have a go. X☺
I forget Wee Burd - did you have a temporary implant like me? I seem to be getting more tender and I have a bit of swelling by the evening. I thought the pain is from where the nerves are tuning back in - it was numb all across my implant ,under my armpit and around to my back before.I thought the swell8ng was something I would have to put up with- lymphodaema.I didn't appreciate it could still be an after effect of the radiotherapy.
I had some muscle twitching in my shoulder towards the end of the treatments which was annoying but that's gone now.
I wonder if I should make use of my Haven sessions and have some massage/lymphatic drainage??
I have had my radiotherapy follow up but didn't achieve much from that.I asked the oncologist about recurrence and he suggested I looked at the Predict website on line.This was a bit scary and didn't take into account the radiotherapy😞
I have had to refer myself back to the surgeons for permanent reconstruction. My BCN sorted an appointment for this really quickly - (next Thurs) but I appreciate they won't do any surgery until atleast 6 months after the rads.
Hope everyone is doing ok.Thinking if you Miss Green - we have all become expert patients! Xx
Hello everyone hi miss green hope you are doing well and recovering .let me know how your results go.
macneech I hope work is going ok for you. My hair has got really thick and so dark I looked like action man at first but it’s looki ng really scruffy looking now but I don’t want to cut it !.i have bought a wash in out /dye but worried to use it .
The moving forward course was very good and worth going to. Mine was a distance away and I travelled on the train there took me about 1.5 hours but would have took much longer to drive . In fact next week I’m going to the same place to meet the ladies and have lunch .
hi weeburd I think it’s normal to feel how you are. I will be a year on 21st of dec and it’s very emotional. I went to my cancer centre yesterday and have met a lovely bunch of ladies and listening to them makes you realise that most people feel anxious about reoccurrence. In a way I find it reassuring knowing I am not going mad have you got a group you could join as talking to others really does help. Unfortunately I think a lot of family and friends think you should be back to normal and get on with it but that is so difficult sometimes but being with those who truly understand does help immensely.
Thining of you all xx