13-04-2018 05:53 PM
Hi again Pauline, flower
Oooooo, I'm so glad your daughters doing well.
Am also pleased you got your cording sorted and are also now letting your own hair down! or show without wig. How lovely for you to be so recognised, regarded on your sons 30th. You must have felt so touched and chuffed.
One of my arms, the underside of the upper form armpit, has remained permanently numb from 1st mast and ANC 2006, but only slightly, just a bit weird. Thumb and two next fingers to, have reduced touch sensation, but not much of a prob though.
Awww, your poor friend. Stll she's nearly there, and is lucky to have you supporting and cheering her on. Glad you've had support elsewhere. Didn't know if you'd tried a few other threads on here.
Good luck on the viewing tomorrow
Lotsa love Pauly xxxx
Love to everyone else too xxxx
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13-04-2018 02:46 AM
No wonder I had trouble recognising you - longer hair, and running or swimming out of the posts!! Corr, I know you've loads more s**it to go through yet Pauly, but jeez, how far you've come!! Just since my last visit here. You're 1/2 way to the "Wonderwoman" award!! Plus back to work , Another corr, what?!!
Btw - Did your cording eventually get sorted?
Aww ffffflip, on the house biz. Perhaps the house you lost out on wasn't actually right for you?! I'm a great believer in fate, I'm afraid. Believe certain things happen for a reason - not BC though! Which tips the whole fate biz A over T really, dunnit?! Hope you're own sale "holds" until you find another. Fingers crossed for you and hubs, darlin.
You tried Aloe Vera gel for your sore boob?
More FFFFFlips - Your daughter? What? Crikey. Is she doing okay? I hope so. How old would she be?
Yeh, missed you too. Am not great, but thank you sooo much for asking. Seldom come on here at the mo, which is pretty alien for me, considering it used to be one of my sanctuaries, and solaces. Has always helped ground me, keep me in reality with what others are having to go through. "Giving" also helps me.
Am madly impressed with yer. Much luvvo xxx
Where's everyone else gone? Hope you're all doing okay too xxx
12-04-2018 03:08 PM
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Hey Pauline, and corrr, what a diff a few weeks of me not logging on can make with regards to your progress.
Can't believe you have to drive from Hali to Oldham for rads. Anyways, it's so good to hear you so upbeat, despite your chemo, treatment trecks and discomforts. Take my hat off to you, gal.
A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you for today , . Hope you've had an extra special day.
Was your sons 30th last Fri or this coming Fri? Whichever, nice to glam up.
that's fffflippin brill on your Alan's (your hubby?) £1500 so far!!!!! - A m a z i n g in fact.
Much love to you and everyone else and thanks for your well wishes P
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BTW happy birthday. Mine is 26/03 so we are almost astrological twins. I would go without your wig! Celebrate your new hair. Have you got the “chemo perm” yet? After 12 months, my hair is just starting to grow through not curly. Now it comes down to about the bottom of my ears. A bob is not that far away. Ah chemo, it gives you a different perspective on life! Hope your pain goes soon (does your physio snap your cords - ping!?). Take care. Xx
12-03-2018 09:59 PM
Pauline - I see you've had a banging headache today - remember to keep up drinking water - between 1-2 litres a day plus your usual drinks - it really does help. Also, continue with water after treatment finishes. I started to ease off too much and wasn't feeling great so I've upped it to 1-1.5 litres a day and feeling so much better for it.
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Bizzylizzy - How are you doing following your node op? I'm not an artist, but am passionate about art, so I'm particularly interested to know how things are going for you. I hope like mad, you're work isn't hampered by all this afterwards and settles down without any restriction to it.
Annig, Mrs Merton - Hope you're both well too
Much love to everyone
24-02-2018 05:57 AM
Bizzylizzy - I had ANC on thursday after mastectomy 5 weeks ago, hope you are doing well.
Mrs Merton - I'm still getting used to abbreviations, what is MLD ?
Have learned so much from all you ladies, and still learning, hugs to all xxxx
21-02-2018 09:18 AM
Hi - sorry to hear you have to have this done. It is worth it though because i know from experience that the chemo by itself isn’t enough to kill any tumours further up your lymph node system, so the op can save your life. Ask your surgeon whether he is taking out up to level 1, 2 or 3. Everyone has a different number of lymph nodes but the higher the level removed, the higher your risk of Lymphoedema. After the operation you will have a lot of numbness and strange nerve sensations in your underarm and the back of your upper arm. The back of my arm was numb for about 6 months but is ok now. I also got, and sometimes still get, some strange sensations in my arm. After the operation i had cording which is like a string running down your arm - usually you can see the cord. It is damaged lymph/venous vessel. Sorry to tell you it is very painful but it usually goes after a few weeks/months and physio can help a lot. Then you need to do all the exercises the hospital physio shows you to regain mobility. Plus long-term you need to exercise your arm in the right way to reduce your risk of Lymphoedema. I have a very slightly swollen patch above my elbow that I have had since the op and have also experienced slight swelling in my hand. At the moment i use a sleeve when my arm is tired and for any risk activities such as flying and have MLD. That seems to be keeping it all under control at the moment. I know that all sounds scary but other than avoiding lifting heavy weights, i am using my arm completely normally and have a full range of movement and hopefully you will too. But do stay on top of those exercises and ask for physio if you need it.
21-02-2018 01:18 AM
I am due to have more nodes removed this Thursday
Sentinal nodes showed cancer and they wish to take out more but I'm not sure how many.
i have a hood range of movement in my arm following a lumpectomy and there is a clear margin in the breast.
i am worried as I have nerve pain already in my arm pit and arm running down to my wrist - constant burning and stabbing pain and am concerned that if they take out more it will be unbearable.
I am left handed and an artist and the BC is in my left Breast and axillar and I can't even bear to think I may be limited by pain.
i have also got a form of trigeminal nerve pain in my face on the right hand side which I have for 8years which is not treatable.
Dies anyone ekse have this nerve pain and what is it like to have more nodes removed ???
Thanks for any responses