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ScorpionQueen
ScorpionQueen Member Posts: 768
edited October 2016 in Newly diagnosed

Well it didn't really hit me until I was being admitted and a lovey nurse in a hot pink blouse said hi I'm Kim your beast care nurse. 

A blur later I'm sitting up the day after surgery enjoying a cup of tea (sort of ) the anesthetic knocked me around and I had a rough day yesterday. I remember crying in recovery as the surgeon held my hand and told me the nodes came back positive, that the tumor was large and nasty... Then I drifted back into la la land. 

The nurses here are amazing, I'm waiting for the surgeon to visit me this morning and see if I can go home today . I've had another pink nurse visit and give me my drain carrier and I have a gorgeous pink satin cushion for under my arm. She'll be back to talk me through more things later... I'm still about groggy, so I'll touch base later, but I would like to say thanks to all for your messages of support, it's a bit of calm amongst this whirlwind ... 

-Tracy 

 

stay strong|breathe|believe

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  • Nadi
    Nadi Member Posts: 619
    edited January 2016
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    Just wanted to say I am thinking of you, Tracy. Sending hugs and positive thoughts. Hope you can come home soon.

    Nadine

  • Bbryce
    Bbryce Member Posts: 38
    edited January 2016
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    You hang in there, Tracey!!  You hear me?  It's a massive thing you've just had done, and I can tell you here and now that you will be up and down like a yo-yo for weeks ahead.  I know I still am.  Takes nothing for me to dissolve into tears over the silliest of things, even now.  

    Take each day as it comes, darl.  Stay strong - and remember the medicos have an arsenal of treatments etc at their disposal to care for YOU.  You will be amazed how incredible the breast care teams are - I'm still a bit overwhelmed with it all, but they will always be there for you.  

    My apologies for not writing earlier. I got a bit flattened with the chemo, but bless my GP he has got me feeling nearly human again today!  woo hooo  

    Keep in touch, won't you?? 

    thinking of you *HUGS*  Barb (in Brisbane)

  • iserbrown
    iserbrown Member Posts: 5,576
    edited January 2016
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    Hi!   Just to say, you've got through this step, well done!. I along with others are willing you along.  Take a deep breath, get some rest and let the mind and body start healing! 

    You've got a great team looking after you and you've got this network.

    Take care

    Christine xx

  • Marlee
    Marlee Member Posts: 105
    edited January 2016
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    I had mastectomy a week ago, first drain out today, one more to go :)

     

    Take one day at a time, there are good and bad days. Come here to read and vent 

    Hope today is a good one for you

    :)

  • Tracey62
    Tracey62 Member Posts: 298
    edited January 2016
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    Hi Tracy,

    been thinking of you this week & wondering how you were going.  Round 1 done and time to rest up, every warrior needs their strength. In the meantime painkillers & lala land can be a good place to rest. Take it easy, don't look too far ahead and know that you are in our thoughts, love, Trace ??

  • adean
    adean Member Posts: 1,036
    edited January 2016
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    Well girl you've now got to do whatever it takes to get rid of that damn cancer. Rest up save your strength and look after yourself.  Adean xx

     

  • rowdy
    rowdy Member Posts: 1,165
    edited January 2016
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    Yay another step over, rest while you are in hospital. Now one of the most important things to remember is to pick up your little bags before you start walking. I used to get up and forget and I would hear this thump thump and think Oh sh... I forgot something.  Hope the drug are keeping you pain free take care x

  • primek
    primek Member Posts: 5,392
    edited January 2016
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    Hope you feel more yourself soon. Stay strong...you can do this. ..believe