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    Hi Barbaraanne!
    Finished my last chemo on Oct 18th, thank goodness!!! You said you were given a shot of Neulasta, PLEASE start taking advil now!! They "forgot" to tell me and on the 3rd night after the shot I had a spinal headache that put me in the emergency room. As my daughter remarked that night, she has saw me go through the diagnosis, double mastectomy and never crack a tear, but that night of the headache I cried like a baby, it hurt so bad.... I had 6 rounds of chemo every 3weeks and found if I started taking advil the morning of chemo and took it morning and bedtime for three days I had no problems. I sure dont want you to go through that!!
    Your new friend!!
    Pam

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      barbaraanne

      Hi beach56,
      Thought I was breezing through, after the shot I had average aches & pains (like coming down w/the flu). Anyway on Tues evening I got up and almost couldn't move, grabbed onto my kitchen counter...I couldn't sit, stand, lay down, terrible. I was only taking tylneol xs, that didn't help. Luckily my hubby had Vicoden, I took several and it helped, took em for a few days.Can't imagine the headache you had! Next time I'll take them ahead of time, and I believe the claritin also helps. I take it anyway, cause I get sinus, allergy symptoms normally..thanks for your advice...be well

      almost 4 years ago
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    Oh No (Diagnosed): Hello,
    My name is Pam and I live in Panama City Florida. I have just been diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma of my left breast.
    I do not want my kids or friends to know...but I am so scared..They know about the cancer but have kept my fear hid from them.
    I have been to the surgeon yesterday..is it normal to just have them say "well, guess you know its cancer", but not tell me much more.....except I will loose my breast, that is ok with me. It has been a very bad boobie and needs to go..
    The pathology report says "invasive well-differentiated ductal carcinoma of breast approximately 1.1 cm in greatest dimension with associated low grade cribriform ductal carcinoma in situ." The orginal Dr. that gave me the news helped my feelings that although it was cancer, the size and it be well-differenated was a good sign. Then why does the Surgeon and everyone in his office look at me with a sad look??? God, if someone would just tell me straight up...

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      Lori928

      Hi Pam...Sorry to hear your news. I am now a 2 year "survivor" of breast cancer. I would suggest going for a second opinion to see what another surgeon says and how you connect with him or her. I went to my first surgeon knowing that I already had an appointment with a second and would most likely go with the second one because it was at one of the best cancer hospitals in the country. I knew right away I felt more comfortable and confident with the second one. Take deep breaths and one step at a time, it is a roller coaster journey and very scary...xo

      over 4 years ago
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      thefightison

      Pam, I was diagnosed a few weeks ago with invasive well differentiated ductal carcinoma, ductal carcinoma in situ, cribiform type with necrosis. It is a little less Greek to me now..but I also live in Panama City, Florida. I would love to talk with you further and compare, contrast, yell, curse, ponder....

      almost 4 years ago
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