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by jezza
Fri May 10, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Secondary Breast Cancer
Topic: still miss seeing that little black cat profile pic chrismelb
Replies: 15
Views: 15982

Re: still miss seeing that little black cat profile pic chrismelb

No, it wasn't a BC forum, just someone on this forum I am friends with on FB sent me a FB message. I think Christine was a member of an Advanced BC group on FB but I don't know which one. In every picture I have seen of Sam she looks stunning and I'd often said that to Christine. Such a loss. I do m...
by jezza
Thu May 09, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Secondary Breast Cancer
Topic: still miss seeing that little black cat profile pic chrismelb
Replies: 15
Views: 15982

Re: still miss seeing that little black cat profile pic chrismelb

Thanks Suz...I did read the article as one of the other forum members alerted me on facebook. The article was very moving and Sam wrote like Christine, very direct and honest. I miss her and have watched Sam grow up through the forum. I did meet her briefly once when Christine was dropped off at a g...
by jezza
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cancer sucks
Replies: 7
Views: 6024

Re: Cancer sucks

Sorry to read this Chris, even when expected it is such a blow. Tough time for Pete...with the long journey on top of all that's happened and what's ahead before he heads home. Must be hard not being with him too. I agree, so many sad things at the moment. Hope you're doing ok. Comgrats on the job p...
by jezza
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Superficial Lump
Replies: 5
Views: 5397

Re: Superficial Lump

You are doing the right thing by going to a breast surgeon. He may do a fine needle aspiration (google it!) Thats what my surgeon did. They take a sample and get it sent for path. Most lumps are benign or as your Dr. says it may be a cyst. It's encouraging that you had an u/s as if it was anything t...
by jezza
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Mastectomy with immediate reconstruction ?
Replies: 3
Views: 4929

Re: Mastectomy with immediate reconstruction ?

I think I was very lucky. I had the start of recon at the same time as my first mastectomy...an expander put in and 1 fill. Long story short, 6 months later I decided on a prophylactic mastectomy on my other breast and started the same procedure. I had implants (saline) put it when the breasts were ...
by jezza
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Secondary Breast Cancer
Topic: still miss seeing that little black cat profile pic chrismelb
Replies: 15
Views: 15982

Re: still miss seeing that little black cat profile pic chrismelb

Hi Suzanne I really enjoyed getting to know Christine, through the forum and the many catchup over the years. I loved the way she was so blunt and would often say (and write) what others were thinking but didn't dare to! So good to hear from a member of her family with news of Sam ...such a beautifu...
by jezza
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Primary Breast Cancer
Topic: The best Tamoxifen brand with least side affects?
Replies: 3
Views: 4755

Re: The best Tamoxifen brand with least side affects?

Hi sarac and welcome to the forum. Didn't have tamoxifen myself but there have been a few discussions on here over the years about it. There seems to be a lot of concerns about fillers in the generic brands. I hope you have found or reconnected with a good GP who may have some suggestions or can ref...
by jezza
Tue May 22, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lung Cancer after BC
Replies: 14
Views: 9063

Re: Lung Cancer after BC

Like everyone else on this thread, I am so sorry that this turned out to be lung cancer. How did you find out you had a suspicious nodule? Not sure if you have routine tests still? It is such shock after all this time but I was relieved to read no chemo. I know little about lung cancer but I know yo...
by jezza
Mon May 14, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: High Risk of Breast Cancer
Topic: Advice for breast reconstruction BRCA2 positive
Replies: 6
Views: 10460

Re: Advice for breast reconstruction BRCA2 positive

Hi Mel I had a mastectomy because of breast cancer with immediate tissue expander. Six months later I had a prophylactic mastectomy on the other breast with expander put in. I was pretty small too, so opted to go larger. Gotta be some plusses in all this! This was 22years ago and amazingly I still h...
by jezza
Sat May 12, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Anemia on Femara
Replies: 30
Views: 19629

Re: Anemia on Femara

Gosh....what a shock after things were going so well ( the move, leaving work). Don’t know what to say but you know what we all feel. All these scares...not fair! Hope you get seen ASAP. Please let us know. xxxxxxxxx

Jezza
by jezza
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: High Risk of Breast Cancer
Topic: BRCA1, tumour found - 30 years old
Replies: 94
Views: 40342

Re: BRCA1, tumour found - 30 years old

Oh yes. After the exchange things should be fine. Long time ago for me but don’t even think about it now, just the new norm with no pain and no bra if I feel like it...lol
by jezza
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: High Risk of Breast Cancer
Topic: BRCA1, tumour found - 30 years old
Replies: 94
Views: 40342

Re: BRCA1, tumour found - 30 years old

I found the expander fills to be not too bad.....except when my PS went on holidays and I had another Dr. I was a bit impatient and when he asked if I wanted a little extra to be put in , I thought...great, might cut down the no. of visits I had to have. That was sooo painful. Trouble is, you don't ...
by jezza
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: High Risk of Breast Cancer
Topic: BRCA1, tumour found - 30 years old
Replies: 94
Views: 40342

Re: BRCA1, tumour found - 30 years old

Gosh....poor girl....you're getting the lot! Expanders do feel tight, but obviously should not feel as painful as you're feeling. I had mine done 6 months apart so found the healing pretty good. Some tightness is always there I'm afraid, at least for me. I did get used to it though. Have you asked f...
by jezza
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: High Risk of Breast Cancer
Topic: BRCA1, tumour found - 30 years old
Replies: 94
Views: 40342

Re: BRCA1, tumour found - 30 years old

I have had the sore throat due to tube during surgery and I have also heard of a few bruises etc after surgery. Your mastectomies and recon operation would have been a very long one and what they say makes sense....a long time for your head to be in one position. At least while you are in hospital y...
by jezza
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: High Risk of Breast Cancer
Topic: BRCA1, tumour found - 30 years old
Replies: 94
Views: 40342

Re: BRCA1, tumour found - 30 years old

So sorry to hear about your experience and having an unsympathetic nurse doesn't help at all. It makes so much difference to have kind, helpful staff at a time when you're feeling so vunerable and in pain. I hope the pain is under control by now, although I do know how uncomfortable expanders can be...

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