WELCOME TO THE LUMPECTOMY LOUNGE!
I've searched and searched BC.org and couldn't find a specific post just for those of us who have had lumpectomies (unless there was one and it got buried). So, I thought that it was about time that we had our own place that we can come to...where we can discuss, ask questions, tell stories, seek advice, give comfort, give high fives and do the happy dance...and just feel free to let out our thoughts about the things that we have all gone through (or all currently going through, or about to go through).
Some of you have just had lumpectomies..some of you lumpectomies plus radiation, others have had lumpectomies, chemo and radiation, and still others who have had the lumpectomy, chemo, radiation and hormonal therapy. We've all got stories...and with those stories we have questions and concerns and this is the place to put them.....so we can hear from others that have "been there, done that" and can give us a different perspective on all of it.
Let's reach as many folks as we can...I know that there are many out there that are asking, " Is this normal? Should this be numb? How am I supposed to sleep after surgery? When does it get better? Do I need to call the doctor? Should this feel like this?" How is the "new normal" going to feel? "How am I going to get through the next mammogram or MRI?"
Maybe some of you need some reassurance, maybe some of you need to know that there are others of us out there that can help...and still maybe some of you just need to scream, "My doctor didn't tell me that!"or "This sucks!" or just some nice "choice" words...
Don't worry...we get it...we understand it...
Weather you are waiting to have your surgery, just got a lumpectomy last week or you got one years ago...share your knowledge and experiences here...
There is no limit to what we can talk about! :)
"Sorrow carves the opening for joy later..."
6/4/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, 1/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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