19-01-2019 12:59 PM
17-01-2019 09:51 AM
Hello to you all, sorry you are here but glad to have you all the same!
It is the most difficult time when you have just been diagnosed, so many unanswered questions, new terminology to get your head round and those dreaded waiting times for results. I was diagnosed with Grade 2 ductal in April 2018. I had to have an MRI before treatment plan was sorted, they explained it was to give a clearer picture of what was going on. Gave a definite answer to location, size etc. Once they had this and the results of the biospy (which sorted out whether it was ER+ (oestrogen) or HER+) I was then given my treatment plan. Before I could start chemo I had to have a bone scan, a CT scan and a heart scan... all are straight forward and pretty standard as far as I have read.. they just want to get a clear picture before they start. Unfortunately a 2 week wait for any results seems to be pretty standard.. and boy do those 2 weeks seem a long while... but like others have said before... once the treatment plan starts you do feel more in control and glad something is happening.
Hang in there, call your BCN and ask questions if you are worried, thats why they are there and obviously come on here and chat, someone always around to answer.
Take care ladies
16-01-2019 06:23 PM
12-01-2019 10:30 AM
I had grade 1 tubular cancer , hormone recepter positive and I never had an MRI, my treatment plan was lumpectomy, sentinel node biopsy, both came back clear so I went on to have radiotherapy and have been on tamoxifen just over 2 years, I will be on it for 10 years altogether.
11-01-2019 09:27 PM
11-01-2019 09:20 PM
11-01-2019 08:48 PM
01-01-2019 01:54 AM
Sorry for taking so long to respond. I'm doing fine although real life has taken over this last year, which is good thing I guess but has given me less time to spend here. I do know that you have had a very challenging time lately, to put it mildly. I'm so sorry about that and hope 2019 gives you some respite on that front. Happy new year and hope to catch up more this year.
31-12-2018 10:23 PM
Thank you for your reply. How long did it take from MRI to receiving your results? We have decided to tell the children while they are still on school holidays. Hopefully that will give us all time to process it. It will also explain why I keep having to go back to the hospital! I will keep you posted on how it went...
Happy New Year everyone. Onwards and upwards.
31-12-2018 10:11 PM
31-12-2018 02:18 PM - edited 31-12-2018 02:21 PM
Hi ValBeach, sorry you find yourself here, especially at Christmas (but then there is never a good time to receive a diagnosis). You are right that this is the worst time whilst you are waiting with nothing being done and you can get very paranoid about cancer spreading. Once your treatment plan is in place you can chat with others going through the same on the "going through treatment" thread. Here is my story which I hope you find some comfort from : lifeafterlola.com. I hope you have a good New Year in spite of it all. xxxx
30-12-2018 06:16 PM
Hello and welcome to the forum, know it is not somewhere any of us would choose to be. Just wanted to wish you well for your MRI on Wednesday hope it all goes well.
As you can see on here we are a lovely bunch of ladies who will help and support you in whatever way we can.