Cancer just messed with the wrong boobs!

  • Results day

    We have so few things to celebrate these days but the past 2 days have been good.  Yesterday my son passed his driving test, the relief was immense and I was so proud of him. Then today I found out my lumpectomy had been a success, clear margins...
  • The waiting continues.....

    I'm now nearly 3 weeks post op (on Monday) and it's flown by. My armpit feels sticky and clammy which I presume is the lack of lymph nodes and I'm still wearing my bra at night. It just doesn't feel comfortable if I go bra less. My bo...
  • 8 days post operation

    I'm now just over a week from my lumpectomy. Recovery is going ok, I just can't believe how tired I feel.  On Friday I saw my consultant and had my dressings and drain removed; it was so good to get rid of the drain - carrying it around was just...
  • Overnight stay courtesy of the NHS

    So my operation went well. I didn't have the blue dye in the end but something else, I'm not sure what but will check at my next clinic appointment. I went down at 10am and woke up in recovery at 1.30pm but was vomiting/dry heaving quite a bi...
  • Surgery tomorrow

    So my lumpectomy has been brought forward from the 10/8 to the 2/8, so although I welcomed this news with open arms it meant I had to get things sorted ASAP, both medically and at home. I had to go for a procedure to insert a Magseed which aids the s...
  • Consumed by cancer -it's taking over my life

    I really don't know what I did before this diagnosis but I feel like I'm on a treadmill that I can't seem to to get off. Everyday I'm on a forum reading about cancer and how people are coping with surgery, chemo and radiotherapy. I've read Victoria D...
  • Getting ready for chemotherapy

    So I’m having a lumpectomy on the 10th August (that’s if my BP comes down ) and then 6 weeks later, so around 21st September I’ll start chemo. Ive begun thinking about and exploring people’s experiences regarding chemo and fi...
  • My new cancer word of the week - TCHP - but without the P

    Last week I found out my fate. An appointment with my lovely consultant to find out the results of my MRI happened on another Wednesday. My mum came with me again (as my partner is struggling with sciatica and he himself is probably going to end up w...
  • Food - eat healthy or throw caution to the wind

    So, being a person that feels in control by finding out as much information as I can, I've briefly looked at how cancer could be caused by: alcohol sugar not sleeping well stress additives coca cola sweeteners.....blah, blah, blah But I've...
  • MRI & missing HRT

    This week I went for my MRI! Never had one before so it was all new. As always the staff were fantastic and explained everything that would happen. I got undressed, put 2 cod-liver oil capsules onto my nipples with tape (they form a point of referenc...
  • Family, friends and flowers....

    I'd told my parents after my first appointment at the Breast Cancer Clinic. My mum Facetimed me as I got back and I hadn't spoken to her for a few days so I knew if I didn't answer she would wonder why. I answered but couldn't stop cr...
  • I'm too busy to have cancer

    So my next appointment comes around (16/6/21). I'm told I can take someone with me. My mum, whose finally realized that this is serious decides to join me. Previously she was in denial, saying I needed to be positive but she wasn't in the roo...
  • Worst day...16th June

    So, I find my way to my local hospital and the Breast Clinic. I have to idea what to expect but the leaflet I got with the letter says I could be here for 4 hours. I'm armed with my kindle, a bottle of water and some wine gums. I sit waiting &amp...
  • Probably just a cyst......

    On June 6th I got out of the shower and looked at myself in the mirror. I thought mmmm, that looks odd. My right boob had a sort of dent in it on the outside. I carried on with my day but that night in bed, lying on my back I had a bit of a feel arou...