Chat with my friend Annie, a two-time breast cancer survivor. Here is an important message "chemo brain" sifted out of the conversation but which Annie would really like people to hear:
"Most importantly, CONTINUE TO CHECK YOUR BREASTS LADIES (AND MEN), both personally and professionally - have your mammogram and ultrasound annually, because without it, this would be a very different story. She's being treated as an early breast cancer survivor, not metastatic"
Annie didn't mention as well that before her surgery she purchased two new compressions sleeves, one for each arm so that she could get compression on straight away to minimise lymphoedema developing in the second arm. She also wears night-time compression on her right arm because of her original lymphoedema.