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  • SoldierCrabSoldierCrab Smithton Tas was Bathurst nsw Member Posts: 3,416
    Its very important to share and know it is quite normal to have anniversary anxiety  so to speak it doesn't go away just gets a little less intense. 
  • Anne65Anne65 Member Posts: 418
    @kmakm See, you do still have your sense of humour!!!! Of course we will be doing something fabulous....we will be climbing mountains together & helping each other every step of the way! Virtual hugs xxxx
  • Anne65Anne65 Member Posts: 418
    @Sister Just wondering what is the date of your mammo? The 26th Nov rings a bell but i know it is later this month. I want to mount every one of my positive thoughts & send them to you wrapped up in a BIG hug. Hope are going well. Much love & hugs xx

  • primekprimek Broken HillMember Posts: 5,392
    The first anniversary is hard. I was suppose to still be under treatment but it was stopped as impacting on my heart 2 weeks before. That  first year is a marathon. We are battered and exhausted. I promise you...year 2 is so much sweeter when you start to really believe you are a survivor. It's also harder as you reflect also that your sister isn't with you to celebrate. I feel that too. I celebrate mine with my sister's daughter who did make it, we both understand the confusing bittersweet part of still being here. Something she would be delighted with,  that we have each other on those  dark days. X
  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 7,974
    @primek That's lovely Kath. So good that you are both a comfort to each other. K xox
  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 7,974
    edited November 2018
    @Anne65   :*
  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 7,974
    @adean Brilliant. Love the idea of a mauve ballgown for anything! Keep that laughter going lovely. K xox
  • SisterSister Adelaide Hills, SAMember Posts: 4,960
    @anne65 I think my mammo is on 28th? (the Monday, anyway) at St Andrews and I see Jim the following day.  A week short of the year but that's what I could best fit in.

    (I thought I had posted this days ago but apparently not)
  • arpiearpie Mid North Coast, NSWMember Posts: 6,349
    All the best for yours, @Sister  xx  

    Mine are up in Port Macquarie  on Thurs 22nd ..... I don't think I get to see anyone tho!!   They will go to my Rad Onc & BS & new GP.   I'm having the same specialist Breast Ultrasound lady as 4-5 months ago when I had the scare in the other boob.  She is my Rad Onc's favourite BC ultrasound person.  My next 'specialist' visit (unless something is found :neutral:  ) is in the middle of Jan, with my BS.

    I will never go to Taree Radiology again after they didn't pick it up last 3 times I attended there (2 mammograms & 1 ultrasound) - even tho my GP had indicated the exact spot!  :(    How important is it - to have faith on your health specialists??

    @adean  -  gosh, I did get a bit of a laugh about your lovely mauve ballgown!!  I never even thought of that!  Do you think you'll ever wear it 'for fun'??

  • Anne65Anne65 Member Posts: 418
    @Sister @arpie Sounds like we have all got a busy month ahead with us all getting our first anniversary mammos. I'm getting mine done at St Andrews too! What a pity we weren't on the same day!! Mine is on the 4th Dec & I see Melissa, surgeon, straight afterwards. It was good that they arranged it like that so I didnt have to travel to Adelaide again PLUS I didnt have to wait for the results. I was diagnosed 6th Dec last year so my mammo is only 2 days short of one year. Good luck to us all & try to stay positive & calm. We have already proven how strong we can be so let's get this year done & dusted & look forward to easier times ahead!! Love & hugs xx
  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 7,974
    Speaking of anniversaries, this evening I went back to the hospital where I had my tumour removed, and then the re-excision for margins. I was visiting a good friend who had a hysterectomy yesterday. I did experience quite a substantial anxiety spike being there for the first time since the 12th December last year. It bloody feels like yesterday. Glad to see my friend, but very glad to get out of there...
  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 7,974
    Here's an anniversary for you:  it is exactly one year today that I began my last period. As of today I am officially menopausal.  :(
  • arpiearpie Mid North Coast, NSWMember Posts: 6,349
    I was actually glad when my final period happened ‘naturally’, @kmakm, I was about 50 ..... Leading up to that, I had had some VERY embarrassing random moments when I had Totally unexpected major flooding (as in thru your clothes) ... whilst out shopping ..... as in walking thru the supermarket  one minute and “OH F** K” where’s the loo (and there isn’t one unless you are staff ....). NOT a good look!  :( 
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