24-09-2018 09:10 PM
Ive not posted here recently, but recovery from rads has been gradual and progressing OK, my only gripe really is shoulder and arm pain, which seems to have hit after the daily ‘up arm’ positioning during treatment, and which isn’t really going away, and wakes me in the night sometimes...
I had a Radiology Consultant appointment today, the discharge review...she gave me some useful information regarding the state of boob! Rads finished on 24th August but I’m still a fetching pinky/sludgy brown, (I was actually very pink from the first early days after op, and never really faded, got darker during rads though ! ) She said it was because I was fair skinned, I’m quite freckly...also she told me I had a fair bit of subcutaneous swelling in the operated breast,..
I didn’t know that at all, I’d had a Therapeutic Mammoplasty on 29th May and thought that was going to be the shape forever ! But no, currently it is actually swollen, and that accounts for it’s feeling heavy, too..and here was me thinking that was just down to rads...😳
So in a twelve month or so, it should have gone down and tissues will soften, and I will likely then need a chicken fillet...!
So, subcutaneous swelling as opposed to a seroma... it is a sort of oedema, apparently. (Great, it can be a partner for my Lymph - oedema !! 😄)
And as for the shoulder and arm pain, yes, it’s probably down to the rads positioning, but she also admitted that Letrozole wouldn’t be helping, but that exercise would definitely help. So I shall grit my teeth and lift that arm...also continue with the fluid intake as it’s really important, everyone...
Hope everyone is progressing nicely, and with minimal SEs...that bell sound seems rather distant now .. and welcome to all those who’ve yet to hear it ..
24-09-2018 03:33 PM
15-09-2018 05:28 PM
Hi Gill3105...how are you and all you lovely ladies. Ive been a bit quiet this week, i seem to have hit a mental brick wall and not up to my usual humourous banter lol. So ive just had chocolate albiet only once and lay like a lump of concrete on sofa. Boob been giving me a few issues too. But hopefully i will drag myself back into reality this week, i hope so.
Stay well all you beautiful ones xxxxx
15-09-2018 08:08 AM
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11-09-2018 03:01 PM
Hello lovely ladies
All good here today! Been busy working on hubbys paperwork!!! Keeps me out of mischief and he pays me a little pocket money for doing it.😉
I’m actually 14 weeks now exactly from last rads. Flushes not too bad and not too many either. Achy around my underarm scar again but not that bad, more irritated than pain. No other aches and pains so that’s good. We have some lovely sunny weather today and it’s almost 30 degrees again. Too hot for gardening or housework...especially ironing. So I’m chilling out with my book.Anyone else reading anything good?
Have a good afternoon everyone. Take care.
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09-09-2018 09:26 AM
Bless you Gill.
I think you are allowed to be emotional over your daughters wedding anyway, regardless of bc. I would have been exactly the same, probably with the identical thoughts you had as well. You just go with it! Yes you must keep us all up to date with your outfit etc. How lovely to have something for next year when you’re stronger and looking like a princess as Lucaboo said.
Lilac, his heart was in the right place! But I know it’s the little things that hit us...!
Have a good Sunday lovely ladies. Hugs to you all.
Love Rosie xx
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08-09-2018 07:46 PM
Oh my darling you are entitled to have emotional times, and goodness seeing your daughter in her wedding dress is very justified at any time. It is not unusual to have times like this, but I promise it does get better over time and the melt down times get less. You are still getting over your treatment so it is bound to have an impact on you.
I was talking to a colleague at work the other day about my op and promptly burst into tears, where they came from or why I dont know, but I felt a lot better afterwards.
That is the beauty of this forum we can let go and the ladies on here know exactly what we are going through because they have been there and can give us loads of support.
Sending you loads of Helena huggles xxx
08-09-2018 07:34 PM
aww Gill, you are allowed to cry when you see a precious daughter in her wedding dress !! And of course you're going to be there, we're all going to want to see the pics. Daughters always look beautiful in their wedding togs - it makes them glow, and it makes us super-happy for them.
Meltdowns are in the ticklist for all of us, for the most obvious or the most bizarre reason - like I nearly always cry if any therapist pays attention to what I am saying, or if virtual strangers show interest in what i am saying? ( My husband has the out of the house face, and the indoor face - the indoor face doesn't talk, watches TV incessantly, and is ALWAYS more ill/in pain than I ever could be haha ).
So now it's looking forward time for you Mrs - flowers and pretty things and happy talk - sounds like South Pacific !! My younger daughter got married in Hawaii about 18 months ago - they wanted to be super-private - but the photos were beautiful, and enough for me - elder daughter married at the local registry office with my 2 granddaughters and grandson bridesmaids and pageboy. As we always say - as long as they are happy.
Happy daze for you - onwards and upwards - and no R/T side effects by then !!! yay !!
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