18-05-2018 01:26 PM
18-05-2018 10:00 AM
Good morning everyone
Hi Woodie and thanks for that info - I have one more round of chemo and then will be having the same surgical procedure- I am quite anxious about it so that is useful to know. Interesting that it was just a day case as it seems such a big op - but who wants to be in hospital if they can go home - nothing like your own bed. My hospital have indicated it will probably be overnight but still have to discuss it all with surgeon.
Ive been having my chemo through cannula and have coped fine but noticed yesterday some cording developing in my lower arms, have felt a pull in right arm for a few weeks but have a dent as well now and one developing in left arm . Anyone got any tips on how to help veins cope/ recover? Have read heat packs and massage help.
Feeling OK today after chemo yesterday - not dead lively but up and about and pottering a bit.
Have a good weekend everyone x
17-05-2018 11:31 PM
17-05-2018 09:44 PM
Thanks, Woodie. Were you out of hosp after one night and did you need a lot of pain relief? Were the drains manageable at home and how long were they in?
Frewarned is forearmed!
Tx for response.
16-05-2018 11:03 PM
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16-05-2018 09:33 PM
Hi Chrissie and Woodie, I'm from the Oct thread and TN too. I had WLE and then chemo, so another one who had the op first. I finished chemo at the end of Feb and now half way through rads.
I haven't googled about TN because the breast nurse said that all the worst stories come up first and the info can be out of date anyway.
I was also fortunate that I found the lump myself as I'd got another 8mths until my mammogram was due.
At the moment I'm waiting for the results of the BRCA testing, I was told 8-10 weeks before I got them and it's been 9 weeks now and I'm starting to feel a bit anxious! I've also got 2 daughters, 24 and 29, so I'm concerned for them.
On a positive note, I've got a friend who is TN and has been fine for 10 years and my ED has a work collegue who is 6 years clear. I asked my daughter if her friend had any tips and she said that she eats healthily xx
16-05-2018 09:18 PM
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16-05-2018 08:55 PM
Hi Woodie, I'm jumping in from the December group. You mentioned you had a full axillary clearance - I shall be having this next Weds.
How was it for you after the op? Any hints, tips, do's and don't s gratefully received. I go home after one night in hosp which seems a bit quick to me...
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