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by schoolteacher
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Notices and Information about this forum
Topic: Forum Milestone
Replies: 1
Views: 3899

Re: Forum Milestone

Well said Jeanette. It is such a shame the forum is so quiet these days. Great news if it means less women needing support or being diagnosed of course.
by schoolteacher
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Postmastectomy Pain Syndrome?
Replies: 3
Views: 2960

Re: Postmastectomy Pain Syndrome?

Hello
I am sorry you are still suffering pain. It may also be worth researching Complex a Regional Pain Syndrome. It usually effects limb extremities such as hands, feet but can be triggered by surgery. It’s neuropathic pan so does not respond to pain killers.
Hoping the pain eases soon.
by schoolteacher
Thu May 16, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Reconstruction
Topic: Reconstruction at a public hospital
Replies: 2
Views: 6263

Re: Reconstruction at a public hospital

I had reconstructive surgery in Vitoria. It was about a 16 month wait from memory.it was worth the wait. Each stage will be different Sorry
Good luck
by schoolteacher
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Welcomes and Birthdays
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 6
Views: 7117

Re: Just diagnosed

Hi Molly
Hopefully you have had your surgery and no where you are at in regards to any further treatment.
It is a turbulent, scary time but there is hope for the future. I am heading up to 11years post diagnosis. BC was my 50th birthday present. Please let us know how you are.
by schoolteacher
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cancer sucks
Replies: 7
Views: 6024

Re: Cancer sucks

Pete’s brother passed away this morning with his family around him, including Pete. Much quicker than they expected which is a blessing for Keith. Such a cruel, undignified way to go.
by schoolteacher
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cancer sucks
Replies: 7
Views: 6024

Cancer sucks

I feel surrounded by this disease at the moment. Losing Judy after a long battle. My husband is in the UK because his brother is dying from small cell lung cancer that has spread to his brain. 5tumours and really I’ll before any medics were aware. They can’t do anything for him now he’s been told. O...
by schoolteacher
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Primary Breast Cancer
Topic: oh heck
Replies: 3
Views: 4303

Re: oh heck

Oh Girls
I’m so sorry to read of all your health issues. Life sucks sometimes. I hope you are all managing as best you can and have things to look forward to in 2019.
I cannot complain. I am fit and well. Retirement has been postponed as I will be doing acting AP role this year.
by schoolteacher
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Hey
Replies: 1
Views: 3911

Re: Hey

Hi StephO
Great to hear things are moving in the right direction and you are feeling so much better. You are coming out the other side of treatment and life becomes enjoyable again :v_happy:
by schoolteacher
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Notices and Information about this forum
Topic: Superficial Lump
Replies: 1
Views: 3944

Re: Superficial Lump

Hi TimTam I’m sorry you haven’t had any replies. I haven’t logged in for some time and the forum must have been very quiet while I was away. No doctor can tell if a lump is cancerous or not by looks alone. A biopsy is the only way to know for sure. I hope this was checked out by the breast surgeon w...
by schoolteacher
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Reconstruction
Topic: Nipple reconstruction
Replies: 2
Views: 4683

Re: Nipple reconstruction

Hello
I had so many complications with my Tram Flap reconstructions: skin grafts, breast reduction on other side to even up, over 6 months, that I decided not to bother with the nipple reconstruction. I only notice it when naked.
by schoolteacher
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Mastectomy with immediate reconstruction ?
Replies: 3
Views: 4929

Re: Mastectomy with immediate reconstruction ?

A few big decisions to make. Firstly, the type of recon you choose. I had a Tram Flap recon 3 years after mastectomy. Having single mastectomy meant that , being over 50, an implant would not have matched my other breast. It was a huge surgery to have just one done. Talk to your plastic surgeon abou...
by schoolteacher
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Secondary Breast Cancer
Topic: still miss seeing that little black cat profile pic chrismelb
Replies: 15
Views: 15978

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

Hi Suzanne Thank you for popping in and letting us know how you and Sam are. Christine was such a loss to us all but to you, her closest family, she must have left a huge hole. I was fortunate to share a few lunches with Christine in Melbourne and met up with her at our Adelaide gathering also. She ...
by schoolteacher
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Call back
Replies: 6
Views: 6165

Re: Call back

:xfingers: that it is precautionary Please let us know the result. Best wishes :hugs:
by schoolteacher
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Partners, family, friends
Topic: My sister has been diagnosed with DCIS Breast cancer
Replies: 1
Views: 3956

Re: My sister has been diagnosed with DCIS Breast cancer

Hi Beebee This is such a scary time for all the family. It is a journey, with unexpected twists and turns. The treatment changes as more information via testing is obtained. If cancer cells were found in lymph nodes they will hit it hard because of concern that the cancer has spread outside the brea...
by schoolteacher
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Primary Breast Cancer
Topic: 10 year all clear given
Replies: 3
Views: 4909

10 year all clear given

I had my ten year mammogram and ultrasound during the school holidays. My surgeon has had back surgery so my appointment was cancelled but I had a call to say the scans were all clear.
Surgery and chemo was ten years ago later this year. I wanted to give hope to any newbies viewing posts :wave:

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