Double Mastectomy and possible Colon Cancer

Posted by grandma368 @grandma368, Mar 27 11:31pm

having a Double Mastectomy and lymph node on right side removed. Maybe left also this coming Tuesday. March 31.2020 I am 66. When they did the CT scan to see if the cancer had spread they noticed Colon Carenoma., This scares me.

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@grandma368
I am sorry you are going through this. Don't lose faith, but stay focused on the present. It's going to take your strength and presence of mind to handle day by day activities. Know this though, there are good treatments out there for you. If there is a cancer support group in your area, you may wish to join after you heal from the surgery where you can talk with others about what you are going through. All the best in your care.

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Sending positive thoughts and God’s blessings your way. Keep the faith and a positive attitude. You will get through this.

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Hi @grandma368, I add my welcome. I'm glad that your surgery is going ahead as planned on Tuesday. My thought is to take one day at a time. Focus on your healing after surgery. It sounds like your cancer care team is being very thorough. While it's a double shock to find out you may have another cancer, it's really good that they found it. Colon cancer is very slow growing. So focus on the mastectomy first. A colonoscopy will give them more information and you'll cross that bridge when necessary.

Here are some helpful discussions that fellow members @marybe and @roch started a while back that can help you prepare for Tuesday.
– What Are Your Best Tips for Before and After a Mastectomy? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/what-are-your-best-tips-for-before-and-after-a-mastectomy/
– Breast Surgery; any advice to prepare for surgery? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/breast-surgery-any-advice-to-prepare-for-surgery/

When do you know about whether the left breast will be removed or not?

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@grandma368
I am sorry you are going through this. Don't lose faith, but stay focused on the present. It's going to take your strength and presence of mind to handle day by day activities. Know this though, there are good treatments out there for you. If there is a cancer support group in your area, you may wish to join after you heal from the surgery where you can talk with others about what you are going through. All the best in your care.

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Thank you for your reply. I have been through so much in my life time and I am still here. I am a strong woman and GOD is in my heart and soul. Not a church goer but he is with me. Thank you for your support and good thoughts. GOD BLESS YOU, DEBORAH

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@1065408

Sending positive thoughts and God’s blessings your way. Keep the faith and a positive attitude. You will get through this.

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God is my heart and soul. I am not a church goer but I know he is with me. Thank you. Deborah

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@colleenyoung

Hi @grandma368, I add my welcome. I'm glad that your surgery is going ahead as planned on Tuesday. My thought is to take one day at a time. Focus on your healing after surgery. It sounds like your cancer care team is being very thorough. While it's a double shock to find out you may have another cancer, it's really good that they found it. Colon cancer is very slow growing. So focus on the mastectomy first. A colonoscopy will give them more information and you'll cross that bridge when necessary.

Here are some helpful discussions that fellow members @marybe and @roch started a while back that can help you prepare for Tuesday.
– What Are Your Best Tips for Before and After a Mastectomy? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/what-are-your-best-tips-for-before-and-after-a-mastectomy/
– Breast Surgery; any advice to prepare for surgery? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/breast-surgery-any-advice-to-prepare-for-surgery/

When do you know about whether the left breast will be removed or not?

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Thank you for your words of hope. I am ok with the surgery to remove my breast. I know it will be a shock to look in the mirrow and not have them anymore but I believe I will look in the mirrow and see a beautiful me without breast cancer. The colon cancer is what is really bothering me My dad passed away in 2006 with Colon Cancer. BUT so much has changed since his death. I will have to put my trust in my doctor/surgeon and God. I am having some systems of the colon cancer or it just be my nerves. I have to remember to take one day at a time. AND i am going to try to find a group here in Camden, NC. Thank you and Gold Bless You. Deborah

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@grandma368

Thank you for your words of hope. I am ok with the surgery to remove my breast. I know it will be a shock to look in the mirrow and not have them anymore but I believe I will look in the mirrow and see a beautiful me without breast cancer. The colon cancer is what is really bothering me My dad passed away in 2006 with Colon Cancer. BUT so much has changed since his death. I will have to put my trust in my doctor/surgeon and God. I am having some systems of the colon cancer or it just be my nerves. I have to remember to take one day at a time. AND i am going to try to find a group here in Camden, NC. Thank you and Gold Bless You. Deborah

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@grandma368
Lots has changed in the handling of colon cancer…all for the better. Please just focus on one day at a time and don't borrow trouble. I went from DDD down to an A- and it's okay. When you first look at your chest, it will not be a pretty sight with tubes and stitches. However, it's going to get loads better. I am a year out now and finally got rid of the UGLY compression bras and my physical therapist prescribed different ones. WearEase makes nice camisole support ones and the material is slinky…makes me feel like a woman again. And, you know what, you can lay out in the sun topless and get an all over tan…as long as no one is looking! All the best to you.

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Thank you. Tuesday, March 31,2020 us coming fast. Thanks for the bra information. It must feel great knowing that you don't have to worry about breast caner anymore.

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@grandma368

Thank you. Tuesday, March 31,2020 us coming fast. Thanks for the bra information. It must feel great knowing that you don't have to worry about breast caner anymore.

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@grandma368 I know it's only been 5 days since surgery. I'd love to hear how you are doing. If you can't type yet, just know we're thinking of you.

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