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I have read with interest and a few gulps some of the blogs. I have breast cancer and have had a wide local excision and axillary node removal and am meeting the oncologist to talk through chemo this afternoon. I will need another op after chemo and then radiotherapy and it is all a bit of a blur at the moment and still a bit unreal.
I am very fortunate that so far all the team that I have dealtt with have been great , particually my breast nurse and everything has happened so fast. I have scans coming out of my ears but am certainly getting my money worth out of the NHS!
My wound keeps swelling and I look like I have 3 boobs at times- but some people may see that as a bonus! My sons girlfiend would certainly like more in the boob department!. I agree that humour is a good way to get through this (so far), although some people find in strange that you can laugh and joke in a certain cheap clothes shop whilst tryng to figure out how to tIe scarfs on and wearing big floppy hats!.
The sympathy , although well meant is hard at times and all my close friends understood when I told them to stop being nice as they are usually rotten to me! My son is pobably the most well read young person about cancer and the font of all knowledge.
However it would be helpful to hear from people about going through chemo as this will shortly be the lived experience and whilst i know that everyone is different some idea of what is coming would help as I need to have all my infomation to hand. Look forward to hearing from you all.
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