[CANCER] Lymphoedema Appointment

So, this morning it was time for another appointment, this time to sort out my lymphedema/lymphoedema (apparently the first is America, the second the English spelling - my phone as decided it recognises the former!):   View this post on Instagram   It’s #waitingroomfeet to sort the Lymphedema ... A post shared by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on Oct 28, 2019 at 3:10am PDT The breast unit has only just moved to The Nightingale Centre, and this…

[CANCER] Developing Lymphoedema/Lymphedema

So, all our bodies have a lymphatic system, draining all 'the nasties' out: 5/32 of my lymph nodes, however, were already infected with cancer at my mastectomy, so they removed all of the ones on my left side (leaving no lymphatic system on that side). This left me at a 25-30% risk of developing lymphoedema (various people seem to spell this different ways). For the last few weeks I have felt pain in the back…

[CANCER] So what’s been going on?

I am struggling HUGELY with fatigue - I feel like I spend my whole week just about managing to fit in work (and yes, I'm still trying to do too much)/making food during the week, along with swimming/yogalates and the odd Pokewalk to try and improve my physical and mental health, taking Friday off (as leave) at the moment to give myself a breather, and using the weekend to do a bit more sorting (onto…

[CANCER] It’s Metastatic Cancer Awareness Day

It's Metastatic Breast Cancer awareness today. This is a tricky topic, as most people don't know what it is Many primary patients don't want to hear about it - but no oncologist/surgeon can promise you are cured - and as with the standard awareness campaigns - the sooner any new tumour is found, the better - so you need to stay aware too. This time last year I didn't know it was going to be…