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Had breast cancer and mastectomy in April 2012 with small spread (.4mm) to one lymph node. Chemotherapy not given but was suggested hormone therapy (taking tamoxifen). Still not sure I have done enough and just wondering if there is anyone out there in the same boat?
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I feel the same Suzie s. I had bowel cancer in May 2012 but after surgery was told that I didnt need the chemo but I feel like I havent done enough and so understand where you are coming from.
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Hi Suzie, I had a hysterectomy due to Uterine Cancer in August 2011, with no chemo or radiation therapy to follow up. I now wonder at times if I should have had follow p treatments, but my oncologist is very thorough and is keeping a close watch on me. I can even call him for a chat if I get hyper-sensitive about any real or imagined changes I notice. Put the feelings down to survivors guilt. Just because you were able to be treated successfully with surgery alone, does not mean that you got off lightly. You still had to deal with the shock of diagnosis, the waiting for surgery, the emotions you have about the changes to your body....just to name a few issues. Get out there and make the most of your second chance/wake up call.......work on your bucket list and enjoy life whilst you can.....you never know what is around the corner.
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Thanks 'The Rowan' just realised this is where I reply! I have taken on board your comments and I know that I just need to get on with things. It is so true we don't know what is around the corner, we might get hit by a bus anyway so we may as well live for the day. But please can I get a new boob first! Hang in there and thanks!
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Hi loz you know exactly where I am coming from. To make matters worse I have been taking my dad for chemo for the last six months (lung cancer) and I just want to stick my arm out and ask for some! I'm sure things in my head will improve in time and I am trying to focus on reconstruction hopefully in the not too distant future, will be glad to be rid of this expander - but that's another story! Thanks and best wishes to you!
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Of course you can get your boob job first......you can't plan your beach holiday and wear nice bathers without it!...lol My first major item on my list is being ticked off in February next year....Thailand, here I come!,
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Hi 'The Rowan', good on you - bring on Thailand! Hope you live it up big and have a wow of a time! Forgot to mention why I am so neurotic - was told I was 'borderline' in need of chemo - no one likes to hear that. Would rather be one side of the fence or the other, not sitting on it! Anyway, it's my daughter's wedding in three weeks, so that should keep my mind off things, then it's time to get my list in order! Cheers!
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