Hello RosieH I had double mx and DIEP flap recon. What type of recon are you having?
I got some good value post surgery bras from Asda and also one from M&S, bit more expensive but really comfortable and supportive and you can claim the VAT back! Initially I was advised to wear a sports bra and I got a really supportive one called “ shock absorber “, it was tight but helped to keep the shape in the early days. I now wear it when I go to the gym. Again it wasn’t cheap although you can often get deals on sports shop websites and I’ve certainly got good use out of it.
Hi RosieH - welcome to our May group! We're all a little quieter on here now as we've moved to a secret facebook group.
Congratulations on finishing chemo - it's such an amazing feeling which I can still remember from last August when mine was completed!
I'm sorry I can't personally help with the post surgery bras - I had a single MX with no recon as I had to have rads.
I will put a post on our facebook page and ask if anyone can help you. What kind of recon are you having?
Good luck with the surgery when it arrives. x
Mai7, tried to look at the petition, but it won't let me, says access denied, so not sure how to go about signing it! I was able to look yesterday though! x
Ive just popped in from the January 18 starters group.
Ive finished Chemo YAY and Ive got my double Mx with recon in 3 weeks.
Im trying to find the baset post surgery bras...apparently you ladies on here are experts?
Any advise on bras and coping after surgery greatly received xx
Ladies - if you're not on our facebook group but would like to come to our meet up on Saturday 12 May in London please do pm me on here for more details.
A petition to sign opposing new proposed breast screening follow up:
Trisha - there is a thread "lympodema" under going through treatment - there are lots of posts relating to the subject and I believe breast lymphodema is mentioned on there quite a bit. Might be worth a browse x
Yes def feels better now and I can focus on getting back to being me. I just felt like I was on a treadmill that I couldn't get off and more was being put on me!
Hi all. Not sure who is on FB and who isnt now. Handed in my notice at work yesterday, should finish next Friday as so much annual leave left. Feeling relieved and somewhat calmer about life! Enjoy the weekend everyone, not so sunny here today.
Hi Mishy. When I saw the reconstruction surgeon last week, he looked at the reddish swelling I have between my breast and axilla, and has brought my appointment with my surgeon forward so he can check it. He thinks it may be a bit of lymphoedema but would like a professional opinion.
So I will get checked in 10 days time.
Err - had blood test yesterday - only needed one file thankfully - as once my arm had given about half a tube it decided to stop flowing! Nurse took off and put back on and gained a little more - enough she said for what they needed! Ergh never been keen on having blood tests and like them even less now - I think it's the worry that if they can't use my good arm - where are they going to try next....!
Anyway to comfort myself and replace the sugar I'd burnt off panicking - I ate a whole easter egg when I got home but then I did take dog out for a walk after!
Today's another lovely sunny one here - going to catch up on my laundry whilst it's like this - towels today - bedding tomorrow.... oh the joys!
Mind you it is lovely sitting here on the sofa, bathed in the sunshine, wearing my dressing gown and listening to the lovely robin singing in the garden - oh it's the small things in life now that mean so much x
Ergh I'm off for a blood test today - what was once a routine, every 3 weeks at least occurrence, suddenly becomes a major entry in my diary!
At least the weather is still looking good and I'm catching up on laundry again!
Return to work for me today - having had 11 days of doing just what I please - this is suddenly going to be difficult!
Have a great day all x
Hi Treehouse - I have to do the same!
I've got a definiate mark of where my herceptin went this time - I've never had it all before - very strange! I'm getting pleased and relieved that I've only 3 more to go. After this last one (for the first time ever - I may add), I've felt "different" - the area of my mx and lymph removal have felt so tight - I've got general acheyness all over together with fatigue not helped by disturbed sleep and hot/cold flushes (which again have only re-appeared since injection!). It's all "manageable" with exercise and gentle walking - but still not pleasant (and again I'm not really moaning about it as I'm pleased we have it).
Happy Birthday for yesterday - that was kept very quiet(!) - I'll go onto facebook right now and make sure that rectifies itself...!!!! Any excuse to celebrate and eat sounds perfect to me too!
Good luck for the slow and gradual phased return to work - don't go overdoing it - take it extremely steady and most importantly enjoy it!
Hope the smear goes OK - they are indeed yuk but over so quickly. Another life saver.
I've got an inset day today - my Son's school have returned - which he wasn't happy about!
I'm off to lunch with a very dear friend today - we're both celebrating - her because she's the one who fell downstairs and badly injured her back and now repaired and me - because I'm nearing completion of treatment and purely because I can!! Off to Pizza Express......
and yes Yippeee the sun is shining here too....... x