Monday, 29 August 2005 - 06:53 BSTName: Dianne Heaney
So sorry Tessa that your news was not as good as expected however look at people like myself who have gone 24 years since first early diagnosis. You are making the right decision for you and that is very important. The prosthesis I wear has been modified a lot over the years and is very comfortable to wear. Also for summer I can wear a stick on one that is useful if your needing to swim or wear something low cut.
My cre biopsy was today and they have taken 6 samples of the microcalcifications that were present. My appointment with the doctor is on Thursday 1st September and she will give me the results and maybe send me on to a specialist if needed and then I would need to make a similar decision to you. I am positive though that it will be okay. The relief of having it behind you eventually is a wonderful feeling don't forget that!
Warm regard Dianne
Monday, 29 August 2005 - 11:17 BSTName: Tessa
Thank you, Dianne. It is great to have the support of people like yourself. After the initial, unexpected shock, I feel much more positive about the operation.
I know that you, too, are going through a very difficult time and I do hope that all goes well for you. I will be thinking of you next Thursday!
Best wishes, Tessa
Monday, 29 August 2005 - 20:14 BSTName: Stu
Oh Tessa, I'm sorry to read that!
I always feel rushed when the docs come over with news like that, so I delay any reponse at least 48 hours until I can understand what I've been told, without an emotional blur.
That said, I think (as a mere male) that you are making the right decision, and will be crossing my fingers for you on the day :-)
Monday, 29 August 2005 - 23:11 BSTName: Tessa
Thank you, Stu. It was an unforeseen complication but that's life - you never know what is around the next corner! Right now, I shall be glad when it is all over.
Tuesday, 30 August 2005 - 23:58 BSTName: Dave
Likewise, as a mere male, I could say that it's for the best; but then I'm not in that situation so really couldn't possibly give any advice or a valid opinion.
Best of luck anyway. I'm sure all will be fine and work out in the long term...
Wednesday, 31 August 2005 - 00:36 BSTName: Tessa
Thanks, Dave. Think positive, that's my motto.
Aren't those seagull travesties on sticks waving about on the Arundel roundabout just awful!
Monday, 5 September 2005 - 17:08 BSTName: The Gray Monk
My thoughts and prayers will be with you, I have several friends undergoing treatment for this at this time, one of them detected far too late for successful treatment. May the Lord bless and keep you through this time of trial.
Tuesday, 6 September 2005 - 00:28 BSTName: Tessa
Thank you, Pat. I am counting my blessings - not the least of which is that this has been discovered well before it is too late - and that I have the support of a loving and caring family.
Friday, 30 September 2005 - 02:07 BSTName: Jean Bruce, Canada
Goodbye dear Tessa, we will miss you so much.
Saturday, 22 April 2006 - 16:52 BSTName: Guido,Belgium
When did Tessa dy??
If so,it's very sad...
Wednesday, 24 February 2010 - 09:47 GMTName: "M.Maqsood"