I think you are right that getting it over with will be fo the best, then you can put all your effort into getting over both ops together. I know it's not fun being called in at short notice - when I went in for lumpectomy they phoned to call me in when I was walking round Sainsburys, and now I can never look at the pasta aisle in the same way
When the ops are done and they have clear margins will the treatment be complete?
My lymphedema seems to be everywhere, although it is worst in my arm and side of axillary clearance (I still have no feeling in the back of my arm and my armpit). I have seen the local clinic and they were great and ordered me a compression garment to help across my chest, but I think they are just overwhelmed so it is such a long wait. They ordered it in February and I don't have it yet Now I have got an appointment for St George's hospital (Wandsworth?) but that isn't until the end of August. As we know, the waiting is not fun.
I will be thinking of you on the 1st, and I am sure it will go really well. Stay strong.
Best wishes, Emxx
Thank you for posting. I'm very glad indeed that there was some good news! And I know it's horrible, having to go through it all over again, but at least they know what they are dealing with and are on the case. I hope between now and 8th July you will be able to relax a bit and maybe enjoy some time in this glorious sun
I'm really pleased that the wait is nearly over, and hope all goes well tomorrow.
I have just got back from a holiday in the country - I didn't realise how much I needed one until I was there!
Take care and let us know how you get on.
Really sorry to read about your bout of amnesia. That must have been shocking! Fingers crossed they are correct and it won't happen again.
I hope you weren't doing anything really fun on Monday morning as it would be a shame not to remember that
I also hope you are recovering well after the op. I know my local hospital has connections to a charity that offers services to cancer patients such as massage and aromatherapy, with the aim of reducing stress and promoting relaxation - maybe you have one near you?
Take care, Emxx