Hi, I Am New On Here

Mexicali_Rose
Mexicali_Rose Member Posts: 4
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Hi. I am from Ontario. I was diagnosed last November with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. I had a lumpectomy just before Christmas with 3 lymph nodes removed. I am now sceduled for a mastectomy the day after tomorrow. They will be doing a tissue exam to see if I have a different cancer. They thought I might possible have Inflammatory Breast Cancer as my breast was very swollen and sore. I had to discontinue my radiation treatments as the pain was so severe. I am currently on oxycontin, lyrica and percosets. Hoping to get off these. But I will continue to have pain from nerve damage that happened under my arm. I get a little depressed and scared sometimes. I'm 60 and I know I should be coping better, but I am not.
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  • faithandprayer
    faithandprayer Member Posts: 177
    Welcome
    Hi Mexicali,
    I just want to welcome you. You will find many amazing people here who "have been through it" or are "going through it" to walk with you each step of the way. I will be thinking of you and praying for you for your surgery on Thursday (I will be in chemo that day).

    Here is where Hope Lives,
    KC
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    (((((HUGS)))))
    Why on earth should you be coping better, sweetie? I am almost your age ( I will be, next month) and I would not be handling the situation any differently than you are. Pain is so debilitating, and colors so much of our emotions. I hope that when you beat this cancer, you especially get the needed pain relief, so that you can spend the next 30 years of your life, ENJOYING being a victorious survivor!

    One thing is for sure~ you are now surrounded by a group of loving, supportive Kindred Spirits, so feel free to post and read here anytime!

    Hugs,
    Claudia
  • Mexicali_Rose
    Mexicali_Rose Member Posts: 4
    chenheart said:

    (((((HUGS)))))
    Why on earth should you be coping better, sweetie? I am almost your age ( I will be, next month) and I would not be handling the situation any differently than you are. Pain is so debilitating, and colors so much of our emotions. I hope that when you beat this cancer, you especially get the needed pain relief, so that you can spend the next 30 years of your life, ENJOYING being a victorious survivor!

    One thing is for sure~ you are now surrounded by a group of loving, supportive Kindred Spirits, so feel free to post and read here anytime!

    Hugs,
    Claudia

    Thank you so very much. I
    Thank you so very much. I have had horrific panic attacks where I just felt so all alone and so very frightened. I just cried and cried and cried. I thought I had no more tears, then another torrent. It feels so good to know that I am not alone. I will come back on here as soon as I can after my surgery. Thanks everyone and BIG HUGS to you all.
  • Calleen
    Calleen Member Posts: 411

    Thank you so very much. I
    Thank you so very much. I have had horrific panic attacks where I just felt so all alone and so very frightened. I just cried and cried and cried. I thought I had no more tears, then another torrent. It feels so good to know that I am not alone. I will come back on here as soon as I can after my surgery. Thanks everyone and BIG HUGS to you all.

    HI
    I have found so much comfort here since joining just last week!! I feel a part of something very special!!! soon you will see just what I mean!!!
    My surgery is tomorrow... I will do my best to be thinking of you on Thursday!!! I'm saying a prayer right now for you!!!

    Calleen
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    Welcome, Mexicali_Rose
    We're all here to support and encourage each other. Glad you found us, glad to have you.

    Depressed? Scared? We understand, and all can relate to your feelings. You'll often read the term "emotional rollercoaster" here on the board. We all ride it.

    Major changes in treatment plan, and facing a 2nd (and unexpected) surgery? So sorry for these complications. However, I think you're "coping" better than you're giving yourself credit for...

    Best wishes for your surgery on Thursday. I'll be hoping for the best possible outcome.
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188

    Thank you so very much. I
    Thank you so very much. I have had horrific panic attacks where I just felt so all alone and so very frightened. I just cried and cried and cried. I thought I had no more tears, then another torrent. It feels so good to know that I am not alone. I will come back on here as soon as I can after my surgery. Thanks everyone and BIG HUGS to you all.

    Quick Welcome....
    Just wanted to get my welcome in before I leave for Rads. I'm sure we will have many opertunities to chat in the future. Glad you found us. Please stop by lots, you'll be glad you did!! :) Pammy
  • Eil4186
    Eil4186 Member Posts: 949
    Hang in there Rose. I know
    Hang in there Rose. I know its scary and exhausting going through this but you did it before and you can make it again. Try and muster all your strength and hold tight to it. Do you have friends and/or family to turn to?
  • Eil4186
    Eil4186 Member Posts: 949
    Hang in there Rose. I know
    Hang in there Rose. I know its scary and exhausting going through this but you did it before and you can make it again. Try and muster all your strength and hold tight to it. Do you have friends and/or family to turn to?
  • traceyt
    traceyt Member Posts: 77
    Welcome
    Rose
    Welcome--good luck on Thursday we will all be thinking about you ((hugs)) TT
  • Moopy23
    Moopy23 Member Posts: 1,751 Member
    Will Be Thinking of You on Thursday
    Mexicali-Rose, I will be thinking of you and hoping that no cancer is found. And I second Claudia: why should you be coping "better?" You're in pain, scared and down. Everyone here knows what that is like. All any of us can do is the best we can. And sometimes, the best we can do is to get through a day, an hour, a minute, at a time.

    So, please don't put pressure on yourself to feel or act the way you think you ought to. You are surviving the best you know how. And that's good enough.
  • lanie940
    lanie940 Member Posts: 490
    IDC
    That is what I was diagnosed with. I will be 60 in October. They caught it early, it's only a centimeter in size so they tell me. I have my lumpectomy on Thursday. I know my surgeon is doing the sentinal node thingy. He is one of the best in my area. He has also been working on a breat cancer vaccine. He told me my lump was too small. He needs at least 3 cms.
    As far as nerve damage? I'm no stranger to that. My cervical laminectomy in 2000 left me with nerve damage in my left arm. My left hand feels like I have novacaine in it all the time. My upper back is stiff from the 7 inch cut down to my spinal cord. They debulked a couple of neurofibromas. I was hoping to be done with dang surgeries!
    What ever happens I wish you the very best.
  • DianeBC
    DianeBC Member Posts: 3,881 Member
    traceyt said:

    Welcome
    Rose
    Welcome--good luck on Thursday we will all be thinking about you ((hugs)) TT

    Just want to welcome you
    Just want to welcome you Rose and wish you good luck on Thursday!

    Hugs, Diane
  • tasha_111
    tasha_111 Member Posts: 2,072
    lanie940 said:

    IDC
    That is what I was diagnosed with. I will be 60 in October. They caught it early, it's only a centimeter in size so they tell me. I have my lumpectomy on Thursday. I know my surgeon is doing the sentinal node thingy. He is one of the best in my area. He has also been working on a breat cancer vaccine. He told me my lump was too small. He needs at least 3 cms.
    As far as nerve damage? I'm no stranger to that. My cervical laminectomy in 2000 left me with nerve damage in my left arm. My left hand feels like I have novacaine in it all the time. My upper back is stiff from the 7 inch cut down to my spinal cord. They debulked a couple of neurofibromas. I was hoping to be done with dang surgeries!
    What ever happens I wish you the very best.

    Hi Mexicali rose
    I am also from Ontario-Canada, near Niagara falls. Just wanted to welcome you. Hugs Jxxxxxxx
  • chickad52
    chickad52 Member Posts: 497
    WECOME
    Welcome and Good Luck on Thursday. Lots of Hugs and Prayers.
  • taleena
    taleena Member Posts: 1,612 Member
    Rose... just wanted to
    Rose... just wanted to welcome you to the group.. you will be in my thoughts on Thursday...

    Hugs

    ~T
  • jojo elizapest
    jojo elizapest Member Posts: 122
    Welcome Mexicali!! Good luck
    Welcome Mexicali!! Good luck to you and hope to hear from you more!
  • aurora2009
    aurora2009 Member Posts: 544 Member
    Hello Mexicali Rose and Welcome
    I'm so sorry for your Dx' and especially all the complications that you've had to endure. I only wish that you could of found us earlier.

    This site has been a god sens for all who have come here, and it will be for you too. This is the best place that you can ever find for love, support, compassion, and anwser that you'll ever find.

    Please come here often and keep us updated on how your doing. And please know that you're not alone, we'll be here to walk you through this long journy. Hang in there.

    God Bless

    Aurora
  • aztec45
    aztec45 Member Posts: 757
    Welcome
    Welcome and good luck with your surgery. I hope all goes well for you. Take care.

    P
  • Kayla1
    Kayla1 Member Posts: 101
    aztec45 said:

    Welcome
    Welcome and good luck with your surgery. I hope all goes well for you. Take care.

    P

    Welcome Rose and know that
    Welcome Rose and know that you can find love, comfort, hugs and prayers here for you whenever you need it! We know the fear, pain, and emotional roller coaster of it all!
    Good luck tomorrow and hope all goes well.
    K
  • jnl
    jnl Member Posts: 3,869 Member
    Kayla1 said:

    Welcome Rose and know that
    Welcome Rose and know that you can find love, comfort, hugs and prayers here for you whenever you need it! We know the fear, pain, and emotional roller coaster of it all!
    Good luck tomorrow and hope all goes well.
    K

    Welcome Rose and good luck
    Welcome Rose and good luck with your surgery. Post and let us know how you are doing when you can.

    Hugs, Leeza