I so feel for you when I went through BC 7 years ago a dear friend I met at the hospital was going through cancer at the same time as her mum. She would come home from Radiotherapy and go to her mums home to do house work, get her shopping and give her some company.
I was amazed at her courage given what she was going through herself and her mum, who didn't have dementia would often say to her 'at least they can do something for you' and Susan just took it on the chin. She did pass away about 2 yrs ago.
You have my utmost respect for your strength and faith. I will light a candle for you both tomorrow in church and add you both to our St Perigrins prayer list. He is the Patron saint of Cancer sufferers and we meet once a month in an informal way to have tea, cake and a chat.
Remember to take good care of yourself through this. Sending you both love and hugs
I have a friend who had similar cancer and treatment to yours and she told her doctor she was not keen on tamoxifen when she read the side effects and to my surprise her doc said 'don't take it then'. That was four years ago and she has been fine but I stress that she got the docs approval.
She has also kept really well compared to others in my area who did take the drugs. Hope this helps I know if I had my time again and could handle the pressure that I got from family to do my best to survive I would not take it.
Let me know what you decide but make sure that you speak to your doc.
it was interesting to read your story as I didn't realise that I felt the same way as you for a number of years and the crazy thing is that I am 7 years in remission and am having problems with side effects of radiation therapy - 2 cavernomas both bleeding in my brain and awaiting appointment to see neurosurgeon and one very painful rib- and it is only recently I feel like I have survived cancer now I am dealing with the crap that the treatment has left me with.
I have angry days and other days I am scared but most of all I feel lucky to have had the support of my faith and friends and family to carry me through.
I hope for you this feeling lasts a long time as I to just felt that I had a bad dose of the flu or something and I enjoyed that feeling,
Thank you for your reply I phoned the out of hours service and after a few questions they sent me to accident and emergency room. I have been x rayed and given stronger painkillers.
I should say when I woke up this morning I was wheezing and had a slight cough. Since I have taken the stronger painkillers this has settled. The doctor wants me to be seen again in one week if the pain does not totally settle.
I am also due to see the consultant at the breast clinic on the 5th May. The outcome of my day was that I have a lump, which I knew about and have had for 6/7years when I finished radiotherapy, but the same rib now is slightly swollen further round towards my left armpit.
My breast on the same side feels tender and swollen. When I got the dx 7yrs ago I had the same symptoms in my breast and thought at the time that the pain was exercise related.
I have two weeks to wait and am just going to try and enjoy life as a woman still in remission and not think about what else may be,
I would also like to share that on Tuesday of this week I had an appointment with a neurology doctor who I have been seeing for headaches. I was scanned and shown to have two cavernomas (spelling may not be right!) I am to see a neurosurgeon because these things in my brain have been bleeding. When I did a bit of research on this I found out that this also is a side effect of radiotherapy.
its fair to say I have not had the best of weeks and so am feeling a bit sorry for myself and wondering were is the break? did I forget to book it! I know I am just having a bad week and with a good nights sleep I will be fine but it feels good to moan anyway.
Your support is so appreciated God bless us all XView Thread
I am new to this site and was drawn to it looking for support for breast pain, feels swollen and very painful like severe water retention but the pain is going into my arm pit, I had a tumour removed and lymph nodes which were clear but developed a lump on one rib after radiotherapy seven years ago. This lump was checked and monitored for a few years and found to be clear.
A few days ago I turned while I was sitting in a chair at my work and felt a severe pain in my rib. To be truthful I thought I had broken a rib but it feels ridiculous to think like this given I only turned around to look at something, since then I am miserable with the pain and am taking strong painkillers to cope.
It has been helpful to read other stories but wondered if anyone has has similar problems which were brought on in similar circumstances i have not been seen by a doctor yet as I dont want a stay in hospital and as soon as you mention chest pain they do want to look at your heart and that usually means an overnightView Thread