I’m new here but I’ve really learned a lot by reading you lovely ladies posts. I’ve had a lumpectomy two weeks ago, no chemo will know if I’ve to have radiation when I see oncologist on 6/9, when I’ll hopefully get pathology results. I’ve started on letrozole on Friday so far no side effects but know it’s too early to tell. Hope it’s kind to me as I had a bone density test two months ago and am verging on osteoporosis.
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I hope you are feeling ok after the surgery. The shock of diagnosis is massive. Do look after yourself. Good luck with the next dr appointment. I didnt find radio too bad - just hard going to daily appoints. Best wishes xx
Thanks so much saw my daughter through her treatment 7 years ago so somehow me getting it didn’t have the same impact as then. Hope your treatment has been successful it’s such a journey isn’t it. Are you on hormone treatment ? How are you finding it ?
Best wishes right back carolinenailsea xx
It must have been heartbreaking to watch this happening to your daughter. I cannot imagine how hard that must be, truelly agonising. I trust she is doing really well. I am lucky in that its two years ago now and no return. I feel very good now, I do lots more exercise which I think helps a lot. Because I was triple negative I do not take any tablets so I cannot help with how this goes. Best wishes to you both Caroline
Really hope you carry on doing so well . Really we can only do what we feel is best for us. I’m getting the weights out big time mind you I’m only 71/2 stone wet through so they can’t be that big weights 😆. Yes my daughter decided on the whole shebang cause she had a five year old son her strength then has given me mine now but I think all of us find that inner strength don’t we.
Take care xx
Hi hope you are feeling okay. I had a mastectomy, no reconstruction, in Jan this year after 7 rounds of chemo, no radio. I am on anastrazole for 10 years together with a bone tablet to help my bones following diagnosis and being 50 and 8 months old. I find my tablets the hormone ones made my bones ache especially in ankles, hips and feel a bit stiffer. However started a Pilates class on a weekly basis at The Haven in Leeds and this had helped me massively to be more supple and mobile.
Hope you get good news on the 6th although I was told by a friend that radio is easier than chemo as she had both. Good luck and keep in touch on here xx
If you have osteopenia they should give you a Vit D and calcium supplement to prevent further loss of bone density. If they haven't ask about it at your follow up.
Yes I’ve been prescribed vitamin d3 and calcium and bought my own magnesium after talking to doc. I’ve a phone consultation with doctor on 6/9 receptionist says it’s to talk about going on meds for bones. Birthday 2018 hope the Pilates helps your aching bones I’m just waiting for it all to start ! If oncologist says it’s my decision about radiation I’ll do it just not going on osteoporosis tablets. Going to join gym and on a high calcium diet and hope it will make a difference.
Best wishes to you all xx
Hi, before you join a gym may be worth trying to find out if there's a cancer rehab exercise scheme in your area. It's a 12 week programme run by someone who had the qualifications to advise cancer patients on the best exercise for them , there's been one running at my local gym since at least 2014, sending good luck wishes for a continued good recovery x
I’ve been on letrozole , vitamin D,and alendric acid for 4 years, and my bones and joints ache, but it’s a small price to pay. Good luck 🤞
Yes aching bones is a small price to pay if it does it’s job, just wish it didn’t affect some ladies so badly. What is Alendroic acid is it a supplement ? Brilliant that your 4 years down the line here’s to the next 4 and the next 😊 .
Take care and good luck right back xx
My doctor took me off Letrozole and put me on tamoxifen because I have osteoporosis.
Alendronic acid is a bone strengthener.....it stops the bones from weakening further. My GP told me its like stopping the clock. You take a tablet once per week for three years. Ive had no side effects from taking it.
Thank you for that waveylines
Best wishes x