Hello, I am usually on the Crohn's forum but I need your advise. My very close friend will be having her mastectomy on Wed. Dec.10.
From what I know so far, she has invasive ductal, estrogen fed? type of cancer. She also just got the lastest biopsy back of her bleeding nipple and it is a very rare form of Paget's Disease also. I am not sure how large the tumor is. They will now not be doing the sentinel node biopsy and will be doing the "normal auxillary node" resection. Sorry for my lack of medical terminology!
I will be and have been helping her get things ready around the house etc. before surgery. Helping her fix up her bedroom so it will be her cozy comfort zone.
I was just wondering if you could give me any advise at all, how I can help her? What are helpful things to have at the hospital or at home? Helping her cope with what to expect recovery wise? (She is not having reconstruction done at this time).
Thanks for your help,
41 yr old farmwife!! and mom of boys 11 and 9
resection surgery Feb. 2008
Pentasa, Entocort (when needed), cipralex,probiotic,fibre supplement