Bad luck about the drains. Luckily I had no problem with mine. They were taken out after a week and then I was allowed home. I think all triple negs get chemo?
Glad you're home. xx
I didn’t have expanders so can’t add to what has been said.
I did have chemo. Let us know which chemo drugs you are having. We all had different combinations.
It isn’t easy, but your oncologist can give you drugs to deal with most side effects.
You need to rest during treatment (which won’t start until your surgery heals I imagine)
I was advised to listen to my body. Rest, watch tv etc. research suggests exercise helps you to recover. I tried to walk daily but was breathless. Days 3-7 was when I felt most tired. By the third week I felt more normal. Your immunity is lowered so stay away from large groups and sick people.
I counted down. Each treatment equaled one less left to do. And took it one day at a time.
I hope things improve for you soon.
Ps A work colleague had 3xpanders and was in pain due to tightness, they reduced the expanders to ease the discomfort
Sorry I’ve been very tired. I was in hospital for a week and relieved to go home!
I have both drain tubes in and hospital in the home visiting daily.
I had a leaking drain tube which they had to come back to fix. Both tubes seem to be blocking and unblocking. They are so annoying! I just want them out.
The expanders do feel tight. I hope it gets better. They will pump them up next week, I heard this hurts :-/
I have results from pathology.
Stage 2, grade 3. Triple negative.
They said I’ll be needing chemo.
I hope it feels better soon.
Dx LCIS Dec 1997, Dx IDC, DCIS, bilateral LCIS Oct 2005 er+pr+her2-
Bilateral Mastectomies, expanders and silicone implants
Well hopefully things will ease up soon and you're even feeling a little better today. I guess your family have been in, hard time for all.
I hope you feel better soon. That's terrible what you had to go through. I hope you have more compasionate attentive nurses and doctors for the rest of your stay in hospital.
I hope your breathing improves and they control your pain better so you can get a little bit of sleep.
im having trouble taking deep breaths due to my chest feeling heavy and tight. Requiring oxygen. I can barely sleep due to frequent waking, pain and trouble breathing.
Ive had an allergic reaction to the dressing around my breasts and it caused a blistered wound.
This has been a horrible and traumatising time :-(
The worst is over now. Onwards and upwards
The blocked drain sounds very painful. I guess the night nurse didn't know what the problem was and hope when she was told she felt bad. I have been in a similar position after an op (not BC related) ....so much pain and a nurse saying....well the Dr has only prescribed panadol...only to find out later there were complications. There is no excuse for not being sympathetic and trying to find the cause of the problem. I totally agree.
I also have pain in my throat from the endotrachael tube they put down my throat.
I’m staying longer than they thought because of the blockage so will be here til Monday. May or may not go home with the drain tubes.
I’m putting in a formal complaint regarding the nurse and the care last night. No one should ever have to go through that! They weren’t evening listening to me!
Pain is sooo much better today.
Are you staying in hospital until the drains come out...or haven't you been told yet. I know some have home nursing while others stay in until the drains are ready to be removed.
Hope things look up for you soon....fingers crossed you get a different nurse tonight!
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