Come Away With Me to Croatia & My Story + how to self-examine your Breast for signs of Breast Cancer

11 thoughts on “Come Away With Me to Croatia & My Story + how to self-examine your Breast for signs of Breast Cancer”

  1. Thank you for your valuable first-hand information. I need a kick in the butt because I don’t examine and I too am very lumpy ๐Ÿ˜ฃ I know how stupid that is. I see from your experience how important it is. When they told you it was stage III, were you angry that you hadn’t been checked out thoroughly when you first brought it up? Do you remember the name of the blood test they gave you to check for inflammation that would indicate cancer? And one weird question–was your armpit itchy at all?

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    1. Hi Hetty, I was angry with myself not so much with the system. I believe it is my responsibility to push. And to be fair, they asked if I wanted further examinations now that I think of it. But at first, it was all about ” how do we get through this with some sanity” and lots of appointments to organise. I didn’t really register at first, it was stage 3, to be honest. I just heard “unexpected cancer” and saw my intuition confirmed.
      It’s not stupid. It’s just how we are to get relaxed. But we need to make sure we don’t. My armpit was itchy, but that is not said to be a symptom. And no, I don’t know the name of the blood test. The doctor just said that cancer is in a way an infammation, so if it’s present, it makes sense to investigate further. It could, of course, be that the cancer developed within those two months, but I don’t want to consider that possibility because it would mean its fast-growing. But the amount of treatment they are throwing at me would suggest just that. You are welcome and please feel free to ask as much as you want. ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ

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      1. Thanks so much for your information about this topic and your own journey. It’s good we live in an age where people can share what’s going on with them and others can learn and support.

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