Sorry just seeing this post. By now you must have a diagnosis and hoping it is nothing serious. Did you have a biopsy done? Let us know how you made out - promise to get in and respond with any questions you may have.View Thread
Hi there, Glad you got good news about your lymph nodes and they got all the cancer! That is tough to have such a long ride to radiation, but hope it goes fast. I had chemo, lumpectomy and 33 radiation treatments. I was tired through the radiation but some of that may have been residual from chemo. Be sure to get as much rest as possible, eat well, and stay hydrated. Also, get a good cream like Aquafor to put on the radiated area to help from skin peeling. You will feel fine once you are done, and hopefully think of it less and less and you get back to your new "normal". I believe as a cancer survivor it always lurks in the background if a recurrence can happen, but you have to live your life and take one day at a time. I am now 7 years out, have had one scare about 6 months ago, but it was fine. It brings it back to the surface again, but I honestly do try really hard to not dwell on the what ifs and enjoy life!!!! Wish you tons of luck and good health ~ JennaView Thread
Sorry to hear of all the stress you are enduring. Waiting for test results is the pits for sure. Stay busy and positive and know there are women out there praying and sending good thoughts your way. Let us know an update ~
best, Jenna ps - I had a wire guided biopsy as well and watching it on the monitor, so I know exactly what you went thru.View Thread
Congrats on 5 years! I am 7 years out and also started treatments just before Xmas, so I had a wig on after my 1st treatment. It all seems so long ago and I truly have learned not to sweat the small stuff and try and enjoy each day... I had a scare a few months back but all is well, a constant reminder of where I have been, but oh so grateful to be feeling good and brushing my hair each morning and NEVER saying I am having a bad hair day!!! Once you have been thru chemo, there is a new appreciation for hair!
HI Melissa, Oh boy, I hate when things come down to payments with these docs and healthcare plans. I had a scare recently and had to have an extra mammogram, ultrasound and mri. ThankGod, everything is fine, but I am being billed for these tests! I can't believe it.... All I can say is for me I will call the facility and work out a payment plan. You definitely must go for a mammogram! Don't let it boil down to money, as the quicker you get in and find out what is causing this, the quicker you can get a diagnosis and treatment plan. It is very likely something else is going on and its not related to cancer, but best be sure! Please let us know how you make out, and if it means driving the distance to take care of your health, do it!!!
I am sorry that you are suffering from the anxiety and all I can say is try and breathe! I too don't seem to relax when I have my annual mammogram, I always wait for the other shoe to drop. I try really hard not to dwell on these appointments until they are actually here.
I will just say that don't put off any exams. It is best to be under the care of docs than to put things off, just in case.
sending you tons of good wishes for all things normal!