Hi am here on behalf of my mum am just searching for answers or just anything no matter how small of a way I could maybe help her I feel helpless and am banging my head against the wall with doctor I just need some sort of answer for her. To cut a long horrible story short my mum is only 55 was fit and healthy but found a lump in her left breast in Dec 2017 she started chemotherpy in March 2018 had reconstructed surgery in Aug 2018 to both breasts and the right breast was tested for cancer and results was clear. She completed her radio theorpy in Oct 2018 n was feeling okay other then her right breast being swalloen and hard and angry red she visited GPS n docs to get told it's the healing process. Anyway 9 weeks post surgery they done a biopsy and found out the cancer was back in the right breast this time tho and she had to start the process all over again. So she started her chemotherpy on my son's 7th birthday 3 weeks ago and ever since then she has been having bad headaches and was suffering constipation. She's recently gone down hill very quickly and I had to take her hospital 5 days ago as she colapesed and had a small seziure. She's now at hospital and it feels like her condition is getting worse she's got no energy at all and practacly bed bound pain is ranging from her head back to her right breast and she's hardly eating or drinking and started seeing things and people and stuff that are not there I have been demanding an MRI since she first got admitted but only getting told it's weekend and new year so no 1 there to do them the nurses have just been dosing her up on morphine and if it hasn't been for me and my sister she wudnt of even had a wash. They can't get no bloods from her as they can only use 1 arm due to removal of lymth nodes and she has poor access am just really worried and scared and am getting no answers of anyone at the hospital except wait till tomoz but am so so scared and so is my mum any help or other people with a sort of same experience to give advice would help Thank you.
Hey thanks for welcome! yea I was diagnosed in September having found a cyst in breast. I was told it was just a cyst by ultrasound guy.....but when he drained it, it filled back up again and he discovered the tumour behind it. Both were removed on 23rd Sept along with sentinel node biopsy. I was given the all clear but they have recommended the belt and braces approach....so chemo starts the week after next! I am allowed to go on a pre-booked holiday first and might not come back!! So far recovery from surgery has been ok apart from pins and needles tingliness which drove me mad!! I can tell the nurse thinks this is a minor issue compared with whats to come!! At least, I think that in the way she responds to my grumbling! The wig lady has given me an appointment.....but its not hair loss that concerns me as much as pumping nasty chemicals in! I used to have depression and successfully weaned myself off any medications so am none to happy to introduce a cocktail like!! Family and friends have been fantastic but I am putting on weight with kind gestures, cream buns, chocolate, and I am not saying no because I am not nauseous at the moment!! Reactions form some people have been interesting......my sis in law keeps sending me texts with a million emojis at the end of every message! So for now amy tips re; chemo.....should I take any specific supplement vitamins etc.....I have heard that auricular acupressure on the ear may help with sickness. Happy to poke my ear rather then more drugs to counteract the drugs.....Anyway, I am both happy and unhappy to be here! Lots of you have valiantly got through...so i welcome any advice! Sasha
Hi Lou - it’s Val (I forgot that my posts would be under my username) - but thank you so much for such a warm response - it’s as good as getting a hug!The infection was almost clear when I started chemo, but I was still a bit washed out from fighting it and the side effects of antibiotics. I was on steroids for 3 days - I had chemo in the hospital and then a pump for a further 2 days at home, so the first 3 days were fine (because of the steroids). Day 4 was horrendous without the steroids, but it was the worst day and so there were little improvements each day after that and now 7 days from the treatment I am fairly ok, getting good walks every day and less tired. The only thing that has worsened is my mouth and gums are more sore now than at the start, even though I was well prepared from previous experience and had good quality mouth wash and toothpaste and rinsed frequently each day. The treatment is different this time and so I think I need to stop comparing and trying to anticipate. It is a different cancer and so I need to forget what happened last time and just go with the flow and follow my instincts. And the best part is this time I can learn so much more from all the people who share their stories here - that is something I didn’t have last time and I know it will make a big difference, plus it’s all current! Your response helped me to realise this, so thank you once again. Love & hugs xVal