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#1 Vanessa


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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:24 AM

I am home now after my mastectomy.

I am doing well and will go back to Royal Free next week to hear how things went and discuss chemo.

My lovely daughter Samina who is 23 has insisted on moving back home to cook lovely organic wholefoods for me and she is great fun and we get on like a house on fire.

Johny my chap - who I met 2 weeks before discovering my lumps - has been wonderful. He is totally supportive and very loving. He has also not been fazed by my surgery.

My cancer is aggressive and what is referred to as "triple negative" which makes it more difficult to prevent a relapse but I have good and positive feelings.

Don't forget all you ladies. Make sure you keep an eye on your breasts and do not delay mammograms.

Also kick stress up the butt. It really is no good.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 01:03 PM

Hi Vanessa

It's good to hear that you're doing well after your mastectomy and also that your family and your lovely chap are being so supportive.

I'm really glad that you're able to be very positive and do please keep us informed about your chemotherapy.
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 01:07 PM

What wonderful news, that you are home from your mastectomy, Vanessa.
What an awesome daughter you have too! It sounds like a win-win relationship for you both!
I like when such things go on in families! :wub:

Sounds like your fella is definitely a keeper as well.
No wonder...you sound fabulous yourself!

May all go well and may they continue to stay on top of everything for you. In the meantime, take it easy and enjoy those special meals (made with love, of course) that your daughter is preparing!
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 02:05 PM

So glad to hear that you are home. Your daughter and your "chap" sound wonderful. What a blessing they are to you. I don't post often, but when I read your post, I just wanted to add my support - Lisa :emoticon-hug:
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 02:39 PM

Vanessa, it's so good to hear that you are home from hospital and have got such supportive family around you. Just remember to take it easy and let your daughter take care of you.
My own sister went through the same op last year but is doing well now.

Best Wishes

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 03:33 PM

Hi Vanessa

I'm so glad every thing went ok. Your daughter sounds wonderful and your new man is just what you need to help you through all this.

Please keep us updated.

Lynn :flowers:

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 05:57 PM

Hi Vanessa

I'm happy to hear it too. So glad you are doing ok and have all that wonderful help around you!
Sending good wishes your way!

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 06:53 PM

Hi Vanessa,

I'm relieved to hear that your mastectomy went okay. And I'm thrilled that Samina and Johny are taking such excellent care of you. I'm sure a lot of home cooked, healthy food and the love of family and friends is just exactly what you need to make a good recovery.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 09:13 PM

Hi Vanessa,

I would like to add my sincere good wishes to you,and applaud how brave you've been, these roads are never easy and can be scary. But you seem to have wonderful support from your nearest and dearest and a positive approach and I wish you well and a safe harbour, when all the after treatment is over, and be given the all clear for the future.

Blessings and warmth and comfort to you and the family. Keep us up to date how things go, okay?


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Posted 22 January 2011 - 10:51 AM

Hello Vanessa

Your attitude is amazing and I am sure this is helping your recovery as is being surrounded by people who love you.

Take care.
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:05 AM

Hi Vanessa,

I'm just popping in to send a hug and some flowers. I hope your recovery continues to go smoothly and you get loads of loving care.
Best wishes always,
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Posted 27 January 2011 - 06:33 PM

Hi Vanessa, I'm so sorry you have to go through this at all, but I'm glad to see you are in fairly good spirit. Love ya!
Warm and gentle hugs,

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