Active treatment cancer timeline – it’s long….

30/06/18

Find the lump (it’s a Saturday morning – no Docs open until Monday to do anything with this information.

02/07/18

Make Doctors appointment (they don’t work that quickly!)

04/07/18

Doctors appoint confirm it’s a lump (no shit Sherlock!) and make hospital appointment online (again no speed!)

11/07/18

Hospital appointment, find three lumps, one is a cyst (drained – yay), second is scar tissue from previous surgery for PASH, third is a funny lump – but could well be PASH – no worries. Biopsy taken and need to come back for results.

18/07/18

You have Triple Negative Cancer!

21/07/18 – Cubs Birthday Party

22/07/18 – Cubs 5th Birthday

25/07/18

Mammogram (didn’t get any vision)

01/08/18

MRI and Consultant appt

05/08/18 – holiday for two weeks – we needed a break

22/08/19

Need a further ultrasound following MRI result

29/08/19

Back to consultant to get booked in for surgery

06/09/18

Pre op assessment (loaded with cold and Nurse tells me she is 11 years clear)

10/09/18

Sentinel node marker (medical physics)

11/09/18

First operation

14/09/18

Breast Care Nurse (BCN) – wound check – all ok

26/09/18

Consultant – not clear margins and 2/5 nodes cancerous (but only over 3 is a problem) – cancer is still there.

09/10/18

Second operation (and my mams Birthday)

24/10/18

Genetics Testing appointment – didn’t understand what was happening!

24/10/18

Consultant – cancer is GONE. All clear!!!!

13/11/18

First Oncologist appointment – terrifying

26/11/18

Pre chemo checks / assessment – you can’t work anymore?!?!

28/11/18

1st Chemo – FEC

14/12/18 – Hair falling out in clumps

18/12/18 – Decide to shave all hair off

19/12/18

2nd Chemo – FEC (and shave head)

09/01/19

3rd Chemo – FEC

28/01/19

1st Clinical Psychologist appointment

30/01/19

4th Chemo – T (docetaxal)

30/01/19

Genetics results – all clear

11/02/19

2nd Clinical Psychologist appointment

20/02/19

Oncologist check in

20/02/19

5th Chemo – T

22/02/19 – Find another lump

25/02/19

3rd Clinical Psychologist appointment

26/02/19 – BCN feels lump – need to see consultant

27/02/19 – Consultant drains cyst

11/03/19

4th Clinical Psychologist appointment

13/03/19

6th (and FINAL) Chemo – T

15/03/19 – My not 40th Birthday!

25/03/19

5th Clinical Psychologist appointment (Heart of Darkness)

28/03/19

Radiotherapy pre assessment and CT scan

03/04/19

Second CT scan

09/04/19

2nd Radiotherapy / Oncologist assessment and another CT scan

15/04/19

6th (and final) Clinical Psychologist appointment

23/04/19

First radiotherapy

24/04/19

Second radiotherapy

25/04/19

Third radiotherapy

25/04/19 – Second lump found

26/04/19

Fourth radiotherapy

29/04/19

Fifth radiotherapy

30/04/19

Sixth radiotherapy

01/05/19

Seventh radiotherapy

01/05/19 – BCN, Consultant & Trainee Consultant check lump (no confirmation)

02/05/19

Eight radiotherapy

03/05/19

Ninth radiotherapy

07 – 17/05/19

Tenth to eighteenth radiotherapy

17/05/19 – Ultrasound and lump checked – confirmed as another cyst

20- 21/05/19

Nineteen – twentieth radiotherapy – final bell rang

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