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SURGERY SEPTEMBER 2018

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Re: SURGERY SEPTEMBER 2018

Yep we all need to keep going and we all want to beat the horrible “c” but we must also take it easy. Meditation is a great healthy way of not thinking about the negatives. I’m going to go to Yoga as soon as I get the go ahead from my consultant xxx
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Bless you
It’s goid to hear you feel better within yourself, mine is invasive ductal carcicoma and er/pr negative , unsure of her2 status, work is exhausting since my op but I’m determined to try my best, especially knowing that when chemo starts it will be very difficult because of the environment I work in
( lots of bugs)
I have been experiencing pain in my elbow, could this be due to SNR
Xx
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Oh that’s nice to have work colleagues like that. I do miss being around nice work colleagues.

Unfortunately I’ve not been working for over a year. I put it down to terrible depression and so did my
Doctors. Though it now turns out that I had the breast cancer for a while. I had an invasive carcinoma but very slow growing and very hormone receptive. Many doctors are now agreeing that it was the cancer that was causing chronic fatigue. I had to give up worl. I’ve had Consultant psychiatrists saying it was severe depression.

I am very tired after my surgery but I also feel different and not depressed, my mind is clearer and strangely I feel I have more energy, even with this infection. I can’t quite describe the illness the cancer gave me.

Anyway fingers crossed we’ve got a hold on this infection xxx
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Glad you got to stay at home Alex
The waiting is like torture , and probably the reason I’m trying to do some hours at work
And the fact I miss them , I am a nursing home manager and they are like family in some sense it helps me to help them and the support from all the staff is amazing too xx
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Thanks Linda. Xx
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So pleased that you don't have to go back into hospital Alex and I hope your infection continues to get better xx

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KateDay nice to hear from you. It’s fantastic that you’re working. Yep I’m in limbo too 2 weeks on Monday I get my results xx Alex xx
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Thanks Chocxie and Hi all. My infection has got better but there was still redness, staying in one area so as instructed, by my consultant, I rang the breast clinic today. Even though my Consultant wasn’t supposed to be seeing anyone, he told me to come in straight away. Well my consultant (who I’m beginning to love) 🤦‍♀️😂 had a look and said there was an improvement and he was happy to leave me until my appointment on Monday. So relieved as I didn’t fancy a stay in hospital for the next few days on a intravenous drip. He also said if anything happens over the weekend then ring the ward and he would come out and see me. My confidence is being restored, as my poor dad who I lost to prostate cancer 18 months ago, was not looked after this well. Hope everyone is okay and love hearing about everyone’s journey xxxx Alex xx
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Hi Helenann, so glad you are through the op and now recovering. It sounds like you have a lovely set up at your hospital.
I hope you slept well last night, I had quite a good night, but I was desperate to get up when the rest of the family started moving about. I'm feeling a bit groggy today, but will get dressings off later so hopefully will feel better after that. Another scary hurdle, I hope the scar is doing what it should be doing under there, I don't fancy the prospect of more surgery just yet.
Alex, I hope you're feeling better today but if not, I hope the hospital sorts it out for you soon.
C x
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Hi
Not been on for a little while
It’s good to read everybody seems to be doing well
I’m now over two weeks post op and have been slowly returning to work
For sanity reasons more than anything
Still another two week wait for results and feels like a life time
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Helenann,

 

Great news that you are over the op and OK !! It all sounds wonderful at your unit, wish we had something like that here, just talking with ladies who've come  through this is helpful, and with a pampering session as well, wow ! 

 

Like you, I'm sick after anaesthetic, it's really unpleasant when you are already sore, yuk..and unfortunately I can't tolerate morphine either, as that makes me hooch as well...;(   - luckily I was OK with just paracetamol...the nerve block they'd given me during the op was very effective!!

 

Fingers crossed for your results, and keep on with the recovery !!

Well done..

 

 xx

 

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Helenann, delighted to hear that it all went really well. Sir Dalglish is an absolute hero of mine but I know Lady Dalglish sounds like she could be one of my hero’s too. It sounds amazing!!!
I’ve got the same awful pathology wait too, 9th of October is my D day.
Also my infection seems to not be going away! It’s gone down a little bit but my GP sister is thinking it’s not enough and I’ll probably be heading into hospital again. I will be having antibiotics intravenously 😔. I’m just hoping it goes overnight ! 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻
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Hi Ladies - well my surgery seemed to go well yesterday, i was sick from the anaesthetic, which wasnt good but not unusual and I've been feeling extremely tired today and sleeping quite a lot.

I haven't been able to bring myself to look at it yet - but the BCN had a look and said the reconstruction has given me a breast shape already, so I will have appointments to have it inflated over time. 

Was in some pain through the night but a couple of doses of liquid morphine done the trick.😉.

At the breast cancer unit at our hospital we have a special pamper suite - so I had my hair trimmed and washed and a blow dry and then my nails done - its the Marina Dalglish Centre and all the volunteers are ladies who have had breast cancer and they give up thier time to help the like's of me - it was great and they are all so lovely and positive, and to just be able to talk about it all with a group who have been through it has really helped me - I'm very lucky.

I have just the one drain and the distric nurse will call tomorrow to check the wound and the drain, then one of the BCN's will call the day after - someone will home visit every day until the drain is removed.

Now just the agonising wait for the pathology results - next appointment 10th October.

Looking forward to being back in my own bed tonight.

Hope everone else is doing OK.🎗❤👍

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Hi all well infection is going down but my sister has had a look at my infection, it’s better but l it’s still red. 😞. Fingers crossed by tomorrow morning it will have gone, otherwise I’m back in hospital and I’m not prepared for that!!!
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Hi JacqB and Xela, sending you both big hugs, I can't work out how to do an actual hug on here, may be it's my phone. Anyway, hoping you're both feeling better today.
I had a fairly good night, slept for some of it and woke up pain free. I'm taking the medication, though, and had a shallow bath, so feeling good today. The sun is shining, which is a plus, I might venture out to the end of the road later, don't fret - I'll have hubby in tow.
I'll get the pressure dressing off tomorrow and then the dreaded results appointment next week.
Hoping Sib, Helena and Lootz (if you've found your way here) are doing okay too xxx

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Chocxie sounds like you’ve got a
Good consultant there. They’re very thorough. Great that you’re home too!

JacqB maybe it’s the future we’ll all start
Getting square implants!!! 😂. You’re a phenomenon. I know that you’re very upset about it but I’m glad you’ve started to joke about it. If we don’t we cry! Big hugs again! Alex xxx
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Good to hear that you are home and well Chocxie. Sounds like a sensible choice with regards the recon and rads. I’ve been told I must wait till at least next summer before I can have my weird square boob sorted out. I’ll probably be used to it by then!
Hope you have a comfortable night.
Jacq x
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Hi Lovely Ladies, I have had my mx and SNLB today and I'm home - no drains 😊 Don't get too jealous though, as the downside is I have to wait for reconstruction surgery as the possibility of radiotherapy is so high in my case, my surgeon decided not to do it. I did know that in advance though, it wasn't a big shock today or anything, the other way around if anything. He chatted with me and said that even through he knew I was having delayed reconstruction, he was still considering doing it all in one go but, in the end we decided not to

Feeling quite strange from the GA, still not 8 hours post surgery, so will say bye for now. Thanks for all your lovely messages, I hope the other ladies are okay too xxxx
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Thanks Alex Ffs! is my absolute favourite. Made me laugh out loud. 😂 X
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Oh JacqB ffs!!! 🤦‍♀️ Big hugs hun. Xx