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by biggles
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: Insurance and cancer - UK
Replies: 0
Views: 186

Insurance and cancer - UK

Have a look at this report on the BBC. The insurance charges quoted are staggeringly high for people to travel abroad.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-45968505

France has at least got to grips with the problem as has been acknowledged here.
by biggles
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: In Memory
Topic: Trudi Tompson
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Trudi Tompson

Maria Howard, a good friend of Trudi, writes:

Trudi was a dear friend, une battante, her indefatigable cheeriness is sadly missed by all her PO friends.
by biggles
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Doctors (Médecins généralistes) and other services
Topic: Retrospective claim to CPAM
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Retrospective claim to CPAM

Hi there, Although this was some years ago now, I was in a sort of similar position. Admittedly, I did have a carte vitale but it took a long time (months) for the attestation for ALD to come through to get the benefit of the 100% cover and we paid for MRIs, chemo etc ourselves, our mutuelle wouldn'...
by biggles
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 35
Views: 4218

Re: Just diagnosed

Hi GIna, Not surprised you are angry, you have every right to be! :evil: With a bit of information in advance you could have saved so much discomfort. Have you checked out the swelling and pain with your GP? That sounds pretty unpleasant too. And, like you, I can remember feeling overwhelmed by it a...
by biggles
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Removal of fluid from the breast after a lumpectomy.
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Removal of fluid from the breast after a lumpectomy.

I have just had some information from Amoena, who make breast prosthesis and bras and such like. By chance I was looking at prosthesis for swimming and up popped an article about drains after surgery. It is here and may be of interest. ;) http://www.amoena.com/uk-en/your-lifestyle/drain-wound-care/
by biggles
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Removal of fluid from the breast after a lumpectomy.
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Removal of fluid from the breast after a lumpectomy.

Hi Jan,
Silly question - if her surgeon was on a visit yesterday, what did he/she advise? I'd follow the surgeon's advice if possible.
by biggles
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Cancer Information and Support
Topic: Free nipple tattoos for breast cancer patients.
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Re: Free nipple tattoos for breast cancer patients.

Goodness gracious!!!!!!!! What a super idea. Interesting too that a reconstruction doesn't stretch to a nipple. I have a prosthesis and, although I haven't bothered, I could buy a nipple to stick on and can well understand that is a necessity for some people to boost their confidence and feel more &...
by biggles
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 35
Views: 4218

Re: Just diagnosed

Hi Cheryl, It is likely that Karen is right - unless there is a real degree of urgency - there always seems to be a delay between an operation and radiotherapy. I believe that is to ensure that the skin in the operated area has healed and also that your body has recovered from the op itself. In my c...
by biggles
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 35
Views: 4218

Re: Just diagnosed

Hello Cheryl, What an excellent result, I am so pleased for you. My experience of breast cancer treatment was some years ago but I can tell you that, for me, radiotherapy was tiring because it was tedious! Every day (Sat and Sun excluded) for five weeks, in my case, seemed an eternity. On burning, y...
by biggles
Thu May 25, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 35
Views: 4218

Re: Just diagnosed

Hi Cheryl, thanks for your story, it is always helpful to know what to expect........the unexpected is always a worry. It sounds as if it all went according to plan and good news about the ganglions :D Fingers crossed now for the follow up. Take it easy, not only was it a long day but it will have b...

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