Good Morning, Anne! I do hope all goes well with pre-op and everyone gets on the same page as to your needs - it will certainly make the time after surgery so much less complicated. Please know I am thinking of you and wishing for only the best!
Thank you all for your posts of support! I still cannot believe this has happened to me but then which of us do? I am off to the hospital this afternoon for the pre-op checks with my breast cancer nurse. I have arranged for one of the urology nurses to see me too as I need to know they can cope with the neobladder ok. The breast cancer nurse seemed a little phased by the whole concept of self cathing but I suppose it is not her area of expertise. At least I can use it as an excuse to insist on being first on the op list - this will help calm my nerves too!
(Betsy Mae is not my real name!)
Dear Betsy Mae, devastated to learn of your set back, I don't know what to say. You have been great with me offering support by email and phone during these past months and now let me return that support to you, please contact and let me know if there is anything I can do.
Hang on in there we are here for you.
I am so sorry to hear this. I am sure you will have more support from the establishment with this sort of cancer. You also have all the support of your friends and family hear. Know that i am holding your hand long distance and will support you anyway I can. Remember chemo is no fun, but it is doable and we will help you walk that path. ((((ANNE)))) Wishing you and your family did not have to go through this.
Thats the post I was dreading seeing when I logged in.I am so sorry as you said life is just not fair.I suppose the only positive is that its a new primary and not spread .I am sure that I am not speaking just for myself when I say we will be here for you whatever and whenever.You have my mobile number and email if you need to talk.I will go and hunt out my charger now and get it charged up.
Please take good care of yourself