Hi there, Following a mastectomy in April, have just returned home 2 days ago from a breast reconstruction (and a little bit of aesthetic work on the other side!) Feeling a little sore and squeezed but feeling pain means I am alive and doing ok. Didn't have any chemo (although was told I was "borderline") which caused me a lot of anguish for a long time (still?) I have been put on to Zoladex injections for two years, tamoxifen for 5 years and then something else after that for 5 years. Seems everyone else in my life is over it except me. Maybe I just need to suck it up and get on with it, which is what I am trying to do. Just thought writing it down might help, thanks. suzie
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I am working on the getting on with it too. It is hard sometimes. I think people would be surprised but how much it still affects me. Today I had my second annual check-up and all was fine. It was odd sitting in the waiting room at the clinic. That's where I waited before I got my diagnosis. I had no idea that was what was going to be the result and I was wondering if there was anyone waiting there this morning in that situation - all innocent and unsuspecting and about to be given a cancer diagnosis. I hope your breast reconstruction went well. I remember mine looked so weird at first when it was all wrapped up but I am happy with it now.
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Hi Allicat Great to hear your check-up went well. It's a weird place to be, you never think any of this would ever happen to you. I still can't get my head around it sometimes. Glad you are happy with your reconstruction. I think I might be a little un-even, but that might just be a bit of swelling just yet. I guess if that's all there is to worry about then that's not so bad! Keep strong suzie
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