Breast cancer for the under-50s

Breast cancer is far less common in the under-50s, but this can leave younger people with a diagnosis feeling isolated. This group is a place for them to come together, share experiences and support each other.

Double mastectomy on Tuesday I’m so scared

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Hi guys

I have surgery on Tuesday for a double mastectomy & I’m so scared & nervous because I have no idea what to expect. I have never had an operation before or been put to sleep so the thought of what if I don’t wake up is really frightening. 

Has anyone had this sort of surgery who can give me some advice on how to prepare or what to expect it will be highly appreciated. 

Thank you in advance xxx

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Hiya Can i first welcome you to the community none of us really want to be a member of but it is the best place to be under the circumstances. 

I had a single mastectomy 8 weeks ago, but since christmas i have been put to sleep 3 times and been fine, apart from a bit of sickness with the first. try not to worry, the people who are caring for you do this every day, it is there job, i met the anaesthetist before i went down to surgery and told them of my worries and they were brilliant with me. So be sure to tell them you're a bit scared and they will hopefully put your mind at ease.

This group is a bit quiet so maybe try posting this again in The Breast Cancer Group more people go in there and you will get more responses. They're a friendly lot and have helped me through the good times and the bad times and they will do the same for you.

You're doing the right thing asking what to expect, i was told lots of things before i had mine and it was great to know why things were happening etc. and to know that others had been there too.

Best of Luck for Tuesday and let us know how you get on xx

 It's gonna make us who we are, it's written in the scars  "The Script"

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Thank you so much you’re always the first to reply. God bless you! Yeah I will mention it to them & hope all goes well. It’s the not knowing that is frightening but nothing I can do it’s all got be done I guess xxx

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Thinking of u for tomorrow's op

Fear of the unknown is the worst thing. Once we know what we're facing, we find the strength to deal with it.