Oct 23, 2012 - 9:44 pm
Hi im new and still overwhelmed. From finding lump to mastectomy as only been less than a month, still have not wrapped head around finding lump much less anything else, plus i've been blessed to have kept my drain in my cancerous breast to date, keeps draining, this is becoming wearisome. Im not here to whine but i need imput, my oncotype score was 13 which was good, i had stage I grade III invasive ductile cancer, my lymph nodes where clean but my margins were not, i opted for a double, having no issues with the noncancerous side. I was started on Arimidex 2 weeks ago, i am 58 and been post menopausal for 22 years. I have just started having "blinking" hot flashes, seems they never stop, mood swings are becoming worse, I don't even like me, im just a ball of emotions, plus for some reason i look pregnant, i was as my momma always said, "pleasing plump", but did not go in looking like i was 8 months along, i look, feel like a mess. I don't know what to expect next. Bless my husbands heart, he thinks that since i don't have to have IV chemo that im cured of my cancer, i know that im not, going to have a sit down with oncologist to help clarify and explain things better, like i said, it has been too fast and too much to take in. I just need to hear from others what to expect and not feel so uninformed. Please someone help me.