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    MarcieB asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Something light

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      andreacha

      legaljen1969 - Happy Christmas Day Birthday to you! Make it a great one.

      24 days ago
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      legaljen1969

      Thank you andreacha. It's been better than I was expecting.

      24 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Hi, andreacha. So how did your oncology meeting go?

      23 days ago
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    MarcieB asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Thanksgiving anyone? Everyone?

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      fluteplayer

      I delivered meals to my daughter on Thanksgiving as she had chemo two days before.I found her really good that surprised me.On Monday she had a test and she had the virus. my husband and I have been fine since but I did go to church as I am the piano player. Now the deco but n is insisting I have a test but they wont give me one without symptoms. I have shortness of breathe but I have had it for over a month. Do we need a test ?

      about 1 month ago
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      Bengal

      "Better safe than sorry." I would get the test. Especially if you have been in a situation where there are multiple people at an inside gathering. Testing, testing, testing. One of the best ways for us to get out ahead of this thing. Good luck to you.

      about 1 month ago
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      Bug

      You do have a symptom - shortness of breath. And you’ve had it for over a month. I would get the test.

      about 1 month ago
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    MarcieB asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Lift and Balance?

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      legaljen1969

      I'm glad my suggestions helped. My surgeon and my home health nurses after the mastectomy made sure I had plenty of supplies. Yes, the point of your super snug bra is so your breast doesn't move when you do. Like I said, I was mummy wrapped with an ace bandage- the ultimate "wrap around bandeau top" or "tube bra." I had a few of them.

      Sorry about the nipple issue. I don't have any answers for that one my dear.

      I was constantly trying to reduce rubbing and discomfort near my incision site. After having a bad experience with cellulitis from a surgery years ago, I am quite meticulous about making sure any incision is clean and that nothing rubs against it or irritates it. I had regular surgical gauze, non-stick sterile bandages, large ones, smalls ones. All sorts. The last time I went for post-surgical check before I was cleared to go back to work, I had an ABD pad over the incision, tape about half away around my body to keep it in place, about 8 pieces of gauze toward the bottom of my mummy wrap. My surgeon cracked up. She said it was like one of those magician's hats where the scarves just keep coming out.

      If you need any more tips, let me know!!

      2 months ago
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      Teachertina

      This is exactly why I love this site! Helping each other through the hard times and giving extra support when it’s needed the most! Good luck MarcieB with your healing. I hope each day will be a little bit better than the day before. Be sure to post some of your new art too, when you can!

      about 1 month ago
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      Teachertina

      Jane, how are you doing now?

      about 1 month ago
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    MarcieB asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Prayers for Greg

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      Lorie

      We lost our Leader. Let us all remember his brave spirit as we go through our journeys. Will anything need to be done to maintain Greg's legacy to keep this site going? Love to Donna and family
      Lorie

      3 months ago
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      PaulineJ

      Sorry to say this ,but I now I don't trust hospitals even less.God only knows if it was his time to go Home.He suffered so much throughout the years on so many occasions and kept going .Yes God is Worthy to trust 100%,but especially today (the days we're in this world is in no way to trust) We are in the last days and I hope and pray Greg was called Home ,before things get worst.God Knows what He's doing and it was best to call Greg home I guess?Yes,I hurt so bad ,because he was always there for me and everyone.Never left .anyone out in other words.He 's sure a Godly man while he was here and now he's with Jesus.

      Philippians 1:21 King James Version (KJV)
      21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain

      3 months ago
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      Dltmoll

      I am so saddened to read this. Love and hugs to all of his family.

      3 months ago
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    MarcieB asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Online mammogram?

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    • legaljen1969's Avatar
      legaljen1969

      @Marcie, I don't think anyone thinks you are naive or easily influenced. I think almost all of us wondered what the heck it meant. It almost does sound like they have some sort of way to do it "online" without equipment, but we all know that's impossible. LOL
      Anyhow, I have found some of these virtual appointments to be a little unproductive as well. Quite honestly, I have found the virtual appointments to be very unproductive, but at least they are offering the option for those who may feel more comfortable with such.
      When I do see the people that require my oncologist's "in person" meetings, I am just as happy to stay away and not expose them to anything I may have unwittingly acquired from the general public. I am not saying that's an excuse for some of the doctor's being a little short in those appointments. I think they don't "read" us as well via teleconference and I think some patient's, myself included, feel a little awkward in the online format. I don't like Zoom, Facetime or any of the other platforms right now. I always feel like I look like Shrek. Why I don't look like that when I look in the mirror every morning, I don't know.
      I am hoping things will get back to "in person" meetings soon. There really is a lot more that can be said and done in person.

      5 months ago
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      legaljen1969

      @Pauline, I truly admire your deep faith. I respect that you have a very deep belief in your position on mask wearing. However, I do not believe that wearing a mask is disobedient to God's plan in any way. I believe we need to do whatever we can to stop the spread of this virus. If that means people should wear masks, so be it.

      5 months ago
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      mofields

      I had my mammogram in June at my breast surgeon's location. No problems at all. They took my temp, asked a few questions, and I wore my mask.

      5 months ago