Mastectomy after chemo

June 19, 2019 - 21:37

Hi all,
I recently found out at a scan that not all the abnormalities were removed from my breast back in November. I was never told, I’m raging to put it mildly, not to mention scared as hell...
Surgeon reckons there’s no point to scans, end result is a full mastectomy when chemo is over. (He describes my first surgery as a half mastectomy as my breasts are on larger side)
I’ve only a couple more weeks of chemo and everyone is delighted but I’m the opposite worrying about how my body will get through the surgery after all the chemo I’ve had, 5 months.

Sorry for the moany post, it’s my 1st post and I’ve being trying to put all this out of my head but there’s no getting away from it!

June 24, 2019 - 14:45

Dear Leanne, thank you for your post and sharing your story. I’m sorry to read of your experience and the emotions you are experiencing, im sure it was a shock for you hearing those results from your scan in November. It is understandably a worrying time going for surgery after your chemotherapy, if you feel it would be helpful the Nurseline is available on 1800200700 if you would like to speak with a nurse for any advice or support. Kind Regards