So yesterday, after my visit to the alternative doctor in cubao, I proceed to Asian to get my Her2 results .... And I am so glad that it's negative ! My doc (surgeon ) referred me to an oncologist, whom fortunately I was able to see today (despite him being fully booked til mid-April ),… Continue reading Finally, my Her2 results are out… no need for chemo!
Two weeks after my surgery , I had the much-awaited appointment with my doctor for the results of the biopsy to determine if I would need chemo. My doctor fidgetted with the sheet and I almost expected bad news. But she said it came out both ER and PR positive, which is good. That means… Continue reading Tumor biopsy results
The past few days, I've been researching online for the best foods to eat, and there's a lot of material out there, sometimes it becomes confusing. Some say, eat this, some say it doesn't do much good. I also spoke to a friend who survived cancer without chemo via alternative medicine, a big part of… Continue reading My anti-cancer diet
I was a bit anxious/scared about removing the tubes/drain because I read a post/blog by someone who said it hurt, although only for 5 seconds. But It was already day 10 after surgery and liquid was down to 30cc per day for past few days, so it was time. So I was lying down, closed… Continue reading Removing the tube/ drain
Exactly a week after my surgery, I went to see my plastic surgeon to remove the stitches / sutures. It took very fast and hardly hurt at all. Now I can bathe without any dressings on the stitches , the only thing left with bandage is the tube opening , which shall be removed by… Continue reading Removing the stitches
For those undergoing mastectomy with reconstruction, you will need a post-surgery bra to keep your implant in place. Ask your surgeon if they will bring one for you or whether you should buy it in advance. But ideally, you should not leave the hospital without it. The bras open from the front which makes it… Continue reading Your post-surgery bra
Aside from the physical recovery, there is also the emotional recovery. People have been asking "how are you?" to which I reply "ok; recovering". But how am I really ? How do I feel beyond the physical ? Grateful - grateful to be alive; grateful for my husband who lovingly took care of me in the… Continue reading How do I feel?
Pain in breast area - it's not really pain, more of discomfort esp when you move or walk. It feels like there's a heavy weight strapped to your chest. Sometimes you feel currents running - the doc said due to nerves that were cut but still sending electric signals. Sometimes the wound feels itchy. But don't… Continue reading Recovery – the 7 days after surgery
I guess all hospitals are different but here's some advise based on my experience at Asian Hospital . 1. My husband was so very glad to find out from my cousin that you can actually rent an extra bed for the companion (p450) . This was much more comfortable than sleeping on the pull out… Continue reading Tips on hospital confinement and what to expect