Picked my best friend up at the bus stop following her return from vacation in California. I was diagnosed the day after she left but did not want to ruin her vacation so I had not told her until now. She cried but was very supportive. She will be there with me the day of surgery along with my son. This all still feels somewhat unreal. I was a little put off by a comment to one of my previous posts but everyone is entitled to their opinion and everyone handles this differently.
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Im very scared, less than a year he had a sore throat and ear pain. Went to his dr. Put him on a z pack, ear drops, and my husband kept telling him, his ear feels like its draining, dr said that is why you change pillow cases. He didnt really get better. Kept calling no appointments avalable so he made an appt with his dr. Asst. Or DO, she put him on z pack ran labs, did a cosure, sp? Came back no strep... this went on for months. He finally got an appt with his dr. Sitting there waiting, the receptionist said dr. Had appt. At the hospital, so his appt was caceled.
Has dinner with my parents last night and told them of my diagnosis and upcoming treatment. My mother is a breast cancer survivor and had a lumpectomy and radiation over five years ago. She made a comment about the pain during her lumpectomy that made me fearful for the first time since my diagnosis. Why do people find it necessary to share that kind of thing with you? When I was talking to my son today he said "Why would you expect anything more positive from her? She is the queen of negativity". He has a point.
Hi i have recently had my stomach removed and am now going through ongoing treatment. I am after some advice on how to maintain my current weight and how to stem the dry reaching... can anyone help please????
Spent the day doing laundry that has piled up since this experience began. I have a week or so to get everything at home in order before surgery. I ordered several books today about the journey throught breast cancer. Tomorrow is when I will tell my parents. I am not expecting any real problem there as my mom has been through this herself. I just don't want them getting too involved as they are both old and have enough of their own issues, plus I have never felt emotionally supported by them so I don't expect that now either.
Met with the cancer team today and saw the surgeon later. Lumpectomy scheduled for Nov. 4 followed by chemo, then radiation and finally hormone treatment and treatment for her2. Was given a lot of information and many resources. I'm feeling a lot better about everything and am even beginning to think this may be an odd sort of blessing in the long run in that it is moving me out of my rut and getting me to make some changes in my lifestyle that I have needed to make for a long time.
I am a 73 y/o female. Worried about the night sweats. I did not have them before therapy. Is this a sign the disease has advanced? Or, is this related to the treatment?
Well, I am now past the hardest part about my recent breast cancer diagnosis -telling my son. I had he and his wife come to my house and they had both already figured out that I might be sharing some negative health information. He took it as well as could be expected, given that he lost his dad to cancer. I know he was being strong for me so I hope his wife can help him process any unexpressed fear or anger he may have.
When I first meet my fiancé. Online dating site he found me. We talk and he didn't want to see my pic
i didn't have my pic on the profile. So I told him u want see my pic he said no. I want get to know the iner you.
So after 2 weeks I didn't know what happen. I then told him if he wanted to see my pic he said ok. He loved the way I looked