Surgery

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I'm waiting for my cancerous lump in my breast to be remove on Tuesday . Just want it out ! 2  Lymph nodes to go def too .I have die going in with a wire midday Monday. I am trying to survive on no Smirk than 4hrs sleep a night ... subconscious won't switch off Smirk...

Another thing on my mind is going to be put on HRT which I havent wanted to before now ...I'm 60 so I must of gone thru menopause without  it but the cancer I have is HER2 at stage 2 has anyone not gone on it ...

Not looking fwd to chemo and radiotherapy of course but I have no choice Smirk.

Having said all this I feel positive about surviving etc ...my animals are my worry that family can't give them the care I do .Sweat 

  • Hi and a very warm welcome to the online community

    I'm sorry to hear that you're waiting for surgery and know what a worrying time this is. Trying to cope with only 4 hours sleep a night is not the ideal preparation for having surgery. Have you spoken to your GP to see if they are able to help with this? You might also find this information from Maggie's about managing stress helpful.

    Could I also point you in the direction of the very friendly breast cancer group where you'll find plenty of others who are going through the same experiences as you. The group also has a monthly thread on chemotherapy and one on radiotherapy which you might like to take a look at.

    To join the group just click on the link I've created and then choose 'join this group' on the page that opens.

    When you have a minute it would be really useful if could pop something about your journey so far into your profile as it really helps others when answering or looking for someone with a similar diagnosis. It also means that you don't have to keep repeating yourself. To do this click on your username and then select 'Edit Profile'. You can amend it at any time and if you're not sure what to write you can take a look at mine by clicking on my username.

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  • FormerMember
    FormerMember in reply to latchbrook

    Hi, I too am about to have a Mastectomy on Tuesday to remove my right breast and lymph nodes under my arm. I am feeling rather nervous as I have been unsure whether to have a Lumpectomy or to go ahead with the Mastectomy.(Tests have shown that the cancer has not spread). Looking at images of a Mastectomy has not done anything to stop my anxiety. I am also feeling anxious about the removal of the lymph nodes, as reading the literature, this in itself can create many unpleasant side effects.

    My surgeon does not use a drainage bag therefore leaving excess fluids to drain away naturally. I do not know whether the use of a drainage bag will create less problems after surgery. 

  • Hi Emmar4553

    I just wanted to wish you all the best for your operation on Tuesday.  

    Unfortunately i can't answer your question.  I would just suggest you talk to your surgeon on Tuesday.

    Although others whom have already had their ops make be able to help you.

    Once again good luck x

    Live For Today  and be Happy    :) 
  • FormerMember
    FormerMember in reply to FormerMember

    Im having a lumpectomy only ...so sorry to read Ur going thru this too Kissing heart

  • Its frightening you feel for people when you hear they going through this.

    Although when it actual happens you its a big shock and all kinds of emotions as you know.

    I'm sorry to hear you having to have an op too.  Its a great help to talk to people whom have gone through it or yet to have something done.

    I pray all goes well for you. Good look with the Surgery.

    Hugs and best wishes

    Live For Today  and be Happy    :) 
  • FormerMember
    FormerMember in reply to sunshine-19

    Thank you very much for your kind words.They mean a lot to me. 

    With kind regards. 

  • FormerMember
    FormerMember in reply to FormerMember

    Thank you so much for replying. I sincerely hope all goes well with your lumpectomy and you make an emotional and physical speedy recovery.

  • FormerMember
    FormerMember

    I'll be thinking of you. Yes, the operation is drastic but we have our life ahead to live which we must. I have been on 0.3mg HRT, Oestrogen only which has certainly helped me over the years. All the very best. 

  • Hi Emmar4553

    I am not getting a lumpectomy I'm having a mastectomy , two lymph nodes removed and then a reconstruction.

    My problem is i don't know which one to have done and not sure what ones they won't do because  I'm a diabetic?

    Thanks  and Good luck xx

    Live For Today  and be Happy    :) 
  • FormerMember
    FormerMember in reply to sunshine-19

    Yes the more people u hear that have gone thru it and are healthy I find is reassuring . I am very spiritual so I believe my family friends are out there and got me covered esp my nan she's always bHeart eyesn there when I have had readings . Telling me she's there Heart eyes

    I hope and pray for ur health too ...keep positive it is a good start .

    Love and light