a question about re-excision for you all..
I have (see below) got to have this done, but my BS said some ladies won't do it as the stress of waiting for round 2 results is too much and go straight for mastectomy.
Anyone here had it done? I am not sure I could do it a 3rd time and might choose the mx if it's not clear margins this time
I am just (at 5am when I can't sleep) wondering if I have made the righht choice this time
I had my surgery this Monday. It (lumpectomy/sentinel node biopsy) went well - as far as I can tell. My bp was quite high beforehand (due to anxiety), and I felt a little sick afterwards (I'm putting it down to some extra morphine I got after the general anaesthesia but it might also have been a delayed reaction to the latter).
Yesterday I felt very tired most of the day, today is a little better - but I'm still under the weather. I just went out for a very brief walk which felt good but my legs are still surprisingly weak. I guess my body is just forcing me to rest for as long as I need to. I'm also realizing how vulnerable all this has made/makes me feel.
Wishing you all much strength and a good recovery from surgery,
Results coming up this week. Can feel the nerves starting up again and the disturbed nights are setting in again.
Was so happy to think it was all gone, maybe it is, but the what if's are coming back with a vengeance!
Fingers crossed and hugs that it's straightforward news for those who are also waiting on results.
Had my surgery on Monday and a bad reaction to the morphine and a huge panic attack, meant I was kept in overnight for observation.
The relief when I was discharged Tuesday morning was quite overwhelming, never have I been so glad to be home and in my own bed!
I was a little surprised to be sent home with just my discharge letter, no pain medication. But tbh I haven't had any pain (as yet) just a little discomfort as the bruises start to show.
I started my exercises yesterday and couldn't believe how hard they were! Today I have found them much easier and have so much more movement. I am conscious that I am 'carrying' my left side as the bruising under my arm is causing some discomfort now. But I'm trying to be 'normal' even went out today, was lovely to have a gentle walk in the sun. Makes you realise how precious life really is.
My support network have been fabulous and I have cards and flowers and chocolates and dragonflies (my spirit insect!) Can't thank everyone enough for all their love and support.
Wishing all the ladies recovering from surgery all the very best for the future, you are all amazing, don't ever give up xxx
So pleased that you don't have to go back into hospital Alex and I hope your infection continues to get better xx
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 !!
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.🎗❤👍