Thanks Reddi, yes hopefully I can keep on top of it and stop it getting worse. I am going to look up the sleeves which look like tattoo sleeves... might be fun!!!
Hi CDC - glad you are home!!
Firstly, CDC glad you are back on the ward and that it is in pleasant surroundings, always helps to recouperate when its nice to be there.
Thanks for all the info regarding bras and fittings etc, will come in useful for me when I get round to getting a prosthetic too.
Just been to lymphodema clinic.. thankfully cording has sorted itself out pretty much but I have some slight lymphodema to my arm, they did measurements manually and then with some kind of instrument which measures liquid or something.. so now sporting the lovely arm compression sleeve. Don't have to wear it all the time though, just when exercising or walking or doing gardening and housework.. anything strenuous really. She wants to ensure that it doesn't get worse so its taking steps early. Have to go back on 3 months for a review. Actually got a bit teary when I left, as it always seems I come away with something else when I go to hopsital.. but in the scheme of things... whats a sleeve hey!
@SallyG63 Seeing the list on Jill's link reminded me that my first BCN suggested Silima bras to me. There was one in particular she'd recommended -- the Anna -- knowing that I was trying to avoid the look and fit of typical full-cup bras. The side panels/strap of the Anna might still be cut too high for you, though, and it looks like a synthetic fabric rather than cotton.
@RedRose -- Kip took the words out of my mouth. If this ends up being *The Dress*: Gorgeous. And if another dress usurps its position as fave: Gorgeous(er). 💎
OMG RedRose.. you bought a tear to my eye... you look beautiful. Love the dress and the beautiful back.. You were amazing to be out there trying on dresses 2 days post chemo.... love it.. .and no big tummy!!! more updates please!!
Morning ladies. For those of you requesting a wedding dress update, this is the favorite so far. Will be looking at others in the next couple of weeks but I do love the back on this one. Just not sure on wether it makes my tummy look big. Have to bare in mind thought that this dress was tried on 2 days after my last chemo session xx
Reddi - shame you can't join the Add Aspirin trial, I have been asked but am waiting for a call to go ahead with it. I have all the paperwork to read up on and think its worth a shot, nothing to scary about Aspirin I don't think. Good news about Rads though, get that over and done with too.
SallyG - Wow you really are on a roll with the competitions aren't you.. .hope you do the lottery! Also good news about the prosthetic finally available, I still haven't contacting them about one for me, I am waiting for sign off from Rads then I will do it, although my Knitted Knockers are perfect for me. When you tried one, did you put it in the pocket of a bra? Mine don't move at all but maybe thats because I've found a bra which fits and is comfortable, probably makes all the difference. I have bras from George @ Asda but I think I remember you didn't get on with those? I think I am lucky too that my scar is just one line running across to the start of my armpit and its quite flat and not sore or anything, nothing to rub on really. They reopened the end of the MX scar to do the ANC and he did a good job, you'd never know its been open twice!
The Zoladex needle sounds grim... you would be very brave to attempt to do that yourself.. I had to pysche myself up each time for the chemo ones and they were diddy. Good news that the docs can do it though, saves a lot of travel time and I'm sure you'll get used to them.