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    Coopswifey asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Mourning my dear friend

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    • 2943's Avatar
      2943

      You were blessed to have TONI in your life and with you during difficult times as she was blessed to have you. May the memories of smiling conversations help in the saddest times. Hugs!

      about 1 month ago
    • HRtr's Avatar
      HRtr

      So sorry for the loss of your dear friend/sister. I wish you peace and love as you move forward. <3

      about 1 month ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I am so sorry for your loss.

      Over the years, i have made very good friends with many others who share my lung cancer diagnosis. It is always so sad when one passes away. I guess the one that haunts me most is the death of my friend I went to Israel with at the first of the year. She was healthy enough to make that International trip, but died only a few short months later. It is hard to reconcile.

      about 1 month ago
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    Coopswifey asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Radiation burn

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    • Yeahyeah's Avatar
      Yeahyeah

      Where was advice from your medical team as to the use of ointment that they should have recommended for the area being irradiated? I would not be pleasant when discussing your situation. I assume that you followed their instructions.

      about 1 month ago
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      ChicagoSandy

      Debbie, when I suffered a 1st-degree burn after brushing against a hot espresso machine, the nurse at the Anchor HMO clinic covered the ointment with Saran Wrap. I thought that was weird because it would hold the heat in--but turns out it helped the medication in the ointment penetrate the skin's stratum corneum (top layer of the epidermis).

      about 1 month ago
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      petieagnor

      @Coopswifey. Sounds like you got some really good solid advice. My radiation was in '06. I was given a script for silver-something. It was messy. I wore my husband's white tees. I was left with some red burns which took a long time to go away. I recently had a nurse ask about the spot which is still some funny looking small red dots. It never did look like a regular burn scar just a big red spot. I wear my scars proudly, tho.

      about 1 month ago
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    Coopswifey asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Hey guys, So I finished my treatments on the 9th of September. I’ve had chemo, a mastectomy and 30 treatments of radiation.

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    • Sparkplug's Avatar
      Sparkplug

      Hi Coopswifey. You’re through the worse of it! Yay! I hope you got to ring the bell! Just relax, eat, read, watch tv and hopefully spoil yourself right now. I just finished the same treatments last April. I felt the same way. 5 months later and I feel better and better. I can now cook, do housework, put jewelry on. Smile. Wear normal clothes. ( I wore pajamas for over a year. ) My old self is coming back. I didn’t think I would see her again. You’ll come back!

      2 months ago
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      Grandy

      HUGS!

      2 months ago
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      fluteplayer

      now mouth is full of painful sores and bottom was troubling me until the mouth started. Just finishing up the Ibrance so it might go away on its own. The trouble with my dr, is she never is avalible when you have problems. you call and leave a message but they do not respond .anger is all I know since 1999 when my world fell apart

      about 1 month ago
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    Coopswifey asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Mastectomy

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    • Twinkletoes' Avatar
      Twinkletoes

      At first, yes. I felt I was not standing up straight, sort of hunched over. My back felt like it was trying to adjust to the different weight on either side. After I got a prosthesis it was corrected. No problem at all now, even when not wearing the falsie. It is not as horrible as you are probably thinking as long as you have absolute support from your significant other for your self esteem.

      6 months ago
    • Kris103's Avatar
      Kris103

      I've not noticed any balance problem due to the mastectomy. I've got some inner ear problems that occasionally affect my balance, but they're no worse than usual. What I have noticed when not wearing a prosthesis is how some tops pull towards the side with my remaining breast so that the clothes don't hang properly and make me look unbalanced. I generally find my prosthesis to be an annoyance, but it does fix the problem.

      6 months ago
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      mofields

      I had a single mastectomy (left side) five years ago. I had reconstruction done (not well) so I was able to get a prosthesis to wear. No physical balance problems, just balancing how the girl(s) look while adjusting the foobie (fake boobie).

      6 months ago
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    Coopswifey asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Surgery

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    • MarcieB's Avatar
      MarcieB

      It is such good news that you have responded well to chemotherapy. I thought recovering from surgery was a piece of cake compared to going through chemo! Please do keep us posted on your progress.

      6 months ago
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      Bug

      So glad to hear that your tumors are smaller - that's great. Very best wishes on your surgery. Please let us know how you're doing when you feel up to it. Thinking of you and sending a big, warm hug.

      6 months ago
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      Ashera

      I'm with MarcieB! After the most horrendous 6 months of dose-dense chemo - I insisted on taking 5 weeks to recover before I did surgery. I had a lumpectomy and complete axilla dissection, and the healing from that was 'a piece of cake' even with the drain. I'm so glad your tumors shrunk! You'll do fine with surgery - wishing for the best!

      6 months ago