Time for another change ... aka alternate route ahead!

donnafischerdonnafischer Hervey Bay QldDragonfly Posts: 144
edited September 2016 in Day to day

Woops!!!! Here we go again.  Just got back from my appointment with my surgeon to get the results from my bone scan and ct scan (which I'd already gotten from my gp/boss yesterday) So I assumed that we'd just be confirming and discussing my surgery for this coming Thursday.... WRONG! woops I forgot that my surgeon had done a second biopsy on my neck swelling. Guess what, this one came back positive for cancer in the glands. Thank god I got those results yesterday as I would be sitting in a corner rocking back and forth about now. So the plan has changed. After consultation with a professor in Brisbane, I am being fast tracked to chemo etc urgently and will be reviewed in three months to see how I'm travelling and review the need for a mastectomy then. Guess what, on the weekend I had a cathartic clean out of my wardrobe and got rid of clothes that wouldnt fit after my mastectomy. LOL      OOPS.


  • Tracey62Tracey62 Gold CoastMember Posts: 298
    edited March 2016

    Oh Donna, feeling for you ?? Still thankful that your scans were all clear and thinking of you as you head in to chemo xXx

  • skitzyskitzy Member Posts: 180
    edited March 2016

    I'm really sorry to hear your news Donna, but the good thing is the bone & CT scan are clear.


    I think it happens quite a lot where chemo comes before surgery, a friend of mine is going through chemo at the moment & will have her mastectomy when the chemo & radiation are over.

    You are in my thoughts & I am sending you a big hug.

    Eileen xx

  • LindylooLindyloo Member Posts: 146
    edited March 2016

    Same route I took. Glad that your dr's on to it quick!

  • Michelle_RMichelle_R Gold Coast QldMember Posts: 891
    edited March 2016

    So sorry to hear the news, Donna - sending you a big virtual hug.  Chemo will knock it out of the park, so the sooner you start the better. Keep in touch so we all know how you are doing. xxx  Michelle

  • Cook65Cook65 Member Posts: 726
    edited March 2016

    Hi Donna,

    sorry to hear the news. Glad they are getting on top of it all quickly. In regards to the clothes, sounds like some retail therapy is in order! Good luck. Karen xox

  • rowdyrowdy Member Posts: 1,165
    edited March 2016

    Oh Donna so sorry, it is crap when the plan changes . I had chemo before my mastectomy. I agree with Karen time to shop take care sending you a hug xx

  • maryroset1maryroset1 Member Posts: 240
    edited March 2016

    Its a bummer when life takes an unexpected turn. You will get through it though if you take it one step at a time.

    Sounds like a great excuse to go shopping!


  • ScorpionQueenScorpionQueen Picton NSWMember Posts: 750
    edited March 2016

    Glad they took two biopsies, glad they are getting in to it ASAP!

    Wishing you all the best through chemo Donna...and you can reward yourself with a new wardrobe later!

    Love and light 






  • ChristelChristel Brisbane, AustraliaMember Posts: 27
    edited March 2016

    Hi Donna, we are on the same route. My chemo starts next week. Bummer about the clothes, I too just cleansed of all those I thought I would never squeeze back into! But could now be a possibility. Shopping therapy is good for us isn't it? Not sure if it's good for my bank account!

    good luck, sending you hugs. Keep in touch xx


  • InkPetalInkPetal You are valuable, beautiful, extraordinary.Member Posts: 487
    edited March 2016

    Oh. BLARG. Doesn't this stuff just throw you for a loop the minute you think you're on top of it!

    Happy that was caught. Loving your positivity. xo

  • donnafischerdonnafischer Hervey Bay QldDragonfly Posts: 144
    edited March 2016

    Thanks Ladies, Just wishing I'd get that phonecall from the oncology clinic for the appointment. I want to get this started yesterday! It seems its taking forever!  Hopefully tomorrow. If I dont hear from them mid arvo I'll give them a call.

  • primekprimek Broken HillMember Posts: 4,301
    edited March 2016

    Oh bugger on the biopsy but good chemo is starting soon. Good the scans were clear. Kath 

  • lrb_03lrb_03 Member Posts: 808
    edited March 2016

    Poop. At least they did the 2 biopsies & caught it. 

    I had chemo before any other treatment. It means they can assess how your tumour is responding to chemo. Other treatment after chemo will seem like a walk in the park. 

    Take care, Lyn

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