Happy. Christmas! I'm faced now with an unexpectedly big decision. I had been led to believe that immediate reconstruction after my mastectomy wasn't going to be an option, but the surgeon has said it could easily be done. I'm very tempted to go for it - not really primarily because of the cosmetic factors, although … Continue reading Big decisions
Today is the day I find out exactly when my mastectomy is booked for - after seeing lots of reports in the press yesterday about non-emergency surgery in the NewYear being postponed in anticipation of a really busy winter for hospitals. Can't pretend to be anything less than nervous. I have had no information at … Continue reading Appointments galore!
I went back to work a little over a week after this final session, giving myself a couple of extra recovery days. I did feel it made a difference, although after a couple of days back in work I'm shattered! Still, Christmas holidays now, so hopefully will be able to have a couple of days … Continue reading Next steps
Feels like such a watershed moment to have completed the final session- although easy to forget the difficult days afterwards! I really felt a very strong need to mark the occasion, so did something very rare for me & posted on Facebook. I never use it normally for such deeply personal things, but wanted to … Continue reading Final chemo done!
Hard to believe the final session is tomorrow! In my last post I was really worried that the side effects just didn't seem to be getting any better, but ironically I've noticed less pain in my hands & feet this afternoon- although it's just occurred to me that could be the steroids I've been taking … Continue reading Final chemo eve!
Just a few days now until chemo 6. Off to Clevedon tomorrow for my final bloods. It's been so great being able to stay pretty local for PICC line care & blood tests. The staff are all completely lovely & it will feel odd not going there once a week! Wish I could say I … Continue reading Chemo end in sight