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Birgit
Birgit Member Posts: 14
edited December 2012 in General discussion

Hello all,

Last Thursday I had a lumpectomy RB, low risk breast cancer. Hoping to receive results of the sentinel node biopsy tomorrow. I am pretty optimistic, but of course, you'll never know.

It is all a pretty turbulent time. So much to digest. But what a wonderful help the BCNA is. When I was diagnosed a few weeks ago I went straight away to the site and was overwhelmed by all the support and information. Everyone involved in this journey has been absolutely wonderful starting with all the professionals involved up to friends and family. I am very lucky in an unlucky time (if that makes any sense) and I am very grateful to everyone.

Reading some of the stories was very helpful and  I admire the strength of most of the women. I understand also the women who have problems to cope. Yes, there is no right or wrong. It is your own journey and we have to make the most of it.

From the bottom of my heart I thank everyone and wish you all lots of strength for 2013.

 

Comments

  • TonyaM
    TonyaM Member Posts: 2,753
    edited March 2015

    So sorry to hear about your bc diagnosis and surgery just before Christmas. It's also very hard to be waiting for those important pathology results. But welcome to this network where you'll get lots of info and support..Here,we all truly understand what you are going through.I've done  the bc ride twice(2003 and 2010) so have experienced all the treatments.I'm fine now and enjoying life but there were times when I didn't see any light at the end of that dark tunnel. Good luck for tomorrow's results -fingers crossed for all clear.

                                        Tonya xx

  • Birgit
    Birgit Member Posts: 14
    edited March 2015

    Hello TonyaM, that was quick.

    Thank you so much.

     

  • Birgit
    Birgit Member Posts: 14
    edited March 2015

    Hello TonyaM, that was quick.

    Thank you so much.

     

  • Birgit
    Birgit Member Posts: 14
    edited March 2015

    Yes, patience is what is needed at the moment. I am very optimistic though.

    Thank you TonyaM, Leannel and Tanya for your support. I have read your stories and  I am very taken how you have managed everything. But I guess there are only two choices: either you give up or you handle it in the best way you can.

    I am certainly very lucky that I live in an area where I have access to specialists and  treatment facilities.

    I wish you all the best  and thanks again

    Birgit xx

  • Al
    Al Member Posts: 325
    edited March 2015

    Hi Birgit,

    I too had a lumpectomy and SNB but unfortunately it was a Grade 3 tumour so I had 6 months of chemo followed by 7 weeks of radiotherapy. I too found the waiting hard but once you have a plan time seems to pass pretty quickly.

    I'm now nearly 1 year post chemo and having been given the all clear but doubts always linger. If I can be of any assistance at all don't hesitate to contact me. You don't have a brother called Bernd by any chance? I knew someone called Birgit 25 years ago.

    Take care and best wishes with everything. Let me know if I can help.

    Alison :)X