Support for Kelly (Sedgymum)

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Postby lindamaree » Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:07 pm

Dear Kelly
I am new to this site but am wishing you well . My profile has some simialrities to you - I forgot to add on it I had an enlargened neck node last recurrence. Skin mets especially are rare I find. If I can be of any help please ask.

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Postby sedgymum » Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:58 am

Hi Ally,

Thankyou for your concern. Yes I am fine and recovering well. Having a few issues with lack of sleep and lymphedema! Other than that, bored to tears staying home all the time and RESTING!

I have watched the Season One and Two of "Six Feet Under" What a quirky series! When I had chemo I watched the entire 7 seasons of "Star Trek - The Next Generation" I know - I am weird!

I guess the staying home thing is not for me! Can't wait to get back to work, probably in another 3-4 weeks!

Cheers Kelly
Some day I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemondrops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me!

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Postby outbackgirl » Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:46 pm

Haven't seen you here for a while Kelly.

You ok?

Like reading your posts. You are an inspiration to so many.

Ally

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Postby chris » Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:57 pm

Hi Kelly great to know you are feeling like adding to this forum again. Keep in touch & keep well. Chris

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Postby Jan » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:36 pm

Hi Kelly, sorry, I have only just read all the posts on this
thread,so a bit late in wishing you a speady recovery!
You are so strong! hang in there! sending you lots of
best wishes & the road ahead will be a long healthy one.
Jan

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Postby yowyow » Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:43 pm

Hi Kelly, I am new at this site but have been following your story on breastcancer.org,
and here, I am so glad to hear your doing well after your op' .

I had 2 ops' at the Mercy (no BCare Nurse) and one at freemasons where they do have an amazing Breast Care nurse
and it sure does help when they do "fluff" around you a bit.

Take Care
Nav xxx

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Postby Janine » Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:25 pm

It's great to hear from you Kelly. You sound really positive - you're an inspiration!

Glad the op was easier than you expected.

Hope you recovery quickly and that you prove those doctors wrong!

Take it easy. :hugs:
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Postby jezza » Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:56 am

Kelly!!

Good to see you posting again. Also pleased that you are happy with your medical team....it makes such a difference if you have Drs. and nurses that you can talk to.

Glad this mastectomy was less painful than the last and hoping you feel better each day.

Love

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Postby Lark » Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:49 am

Glad to hear you're back home Kelly, and in fighting spirits too :). I hope you get the opportunity (and take it :wink:) for plenty of rest. Sounds like your hospital visit was quite an experience. We humans are emotional creatures and sometimes our feelings take over and I'm not surprised there was a period of distress before the operation. It's a great achievement to navigate your way through such an experience :clap:. We would all admire James Bond immensely if he voluntarily undertook such a course of action 8-).

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Postby sedgymum » Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:31 am

Good morning all,

Well it is so nice to be out of hospital. I can't believe how much easier the left mastectomy was compared to the right but I guess the difference was having a large skin graft on the right.

I was so devastated in the week leading up to the operation that I actually fell apart outside theatre. I even woke up from the operation crying. A day in the High Dependancy Unit cured me of any self wallowing.

I feel like my head is in a good place now. I've had some very good discussions with my breast care nurse (who is an absolute angel). Although the pathology was not good, again, and a lump that suddenly appeared last week on my shoulder also turned out to be a grade 3 cancer, I do feel like I can now move on. I have no breast tissue left! I am so hoping that there is no more cancer in my body or that I will at least get a break for a healthy length of time.

I've decided that I don't have to accept what my doctors are telling me that I have gone past the point where I can expect a cure. If I gave up everytime my mum told me I couldn't do something then I wouldn't be the person I am today. Of course I will be guided by my fabulous medical team and act on their advice. I am just not going to give up!

Thankyou all again for your support
Peace,
Kelly
Some day I'll wish upon a star

And wake up where the clouds are far behind me

Where troubles melt like lemondrops

Away above the chimney tops

That's where you'll find me!

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Postby Janine » Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:50 pm

I'm thinking of you Kelly, wondering how you are doing and looking forward to hearing from you when you're up and about again.

I hope you have a quick recovery and a clear run from now on.

(Hi Jezza.)
Janine

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Postby jezza » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:04 pm

Hey Kelly

As I'm posting this you will still be in hospital. I'm hoping along with everyone on this site as well as breastcancer.org that things went well.

You have touched so many ppl with your set backs.We all feel for you. Yes losing breasts is terrible. I often wonder though as I walk through busy shopping centres how many other women there have gone through the same procedures. You do what you have to do for your health.

The wife of one of my workmates was dx last week....so she starts her "journey"

Hope to see you posting again soon.

Love

Jezza

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Postby sedgymum » Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:58 am

Thankyou everyone for your support and virtual hugs. I certainly need all the help I can get.

I am in the process of arranging my left mastectomy. It will probably take place on Monday the 29th. The skin graft has finally started to heal along the bottom of the graft but the centre over the sternum is still gaping open about an inch. My surgeon is keen to wait a little longer to promote healing.

I am really struggling with body image issues! I miss my breast so much and will probably be just as bad next time.

I chose to live and if I don't do this operation I am taking too big a risk with my life. Being alive albeit breastless is better than the alternative.

Thanks again for the support
Peace and long life,
Kelly
Some day I'll wish upon a star

And wake up where the clouds are far behind me

Where troubles melt like lemondrops

Away above the chimney tops

That's where you'll find me!

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Postby Janine » Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:33 pm

Hi Kelly,
Me too, I'm really sorry to hear that you are having such a rotten time. Breast cancer certainly does suck.
What will they do where the skin graft doesn't take? Will you have more?
I'll be thinking of you. (I think we all will.)
:hug:
Janine

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Postby Janette » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:19 pm

Hi Kelly,
I'm also very sorry to hear of your setback. Sounds like you're having a very lousy time of it.

I wish you well and a speedy recovery.
Janette


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