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    Other Care (lymphedemia treatment): in 2012 I was dx with BC. I have been cancer free since my mastectomy, chemo and radiation. Last November I developed cellulitis in the arm that had the lymph nodes removed. So a referral was made for treatment. Started this week--it involves massage to my lymphatic system and then my arm and hand is wrapped for several days and then the process is repeated for 2 or 3 months. I can say it has helped with the pain in my arm.
    Yet another chapter in my bc adventure.

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      Jesse0218

      ChicagoSandy,
      The cortisone shot for my R trigger thumb brought on the Lymphedema in my right arm. About 5 or 6 weeks after surgery for the trigger thumb, my hand swelled too. It's not bad.
      I'm not very active right now since I broke my left ankle 9 days ago, the swelling isn't as bad. So, I'm tending not to wear anything.

      3 months ago
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      ChicagoSandy

      Sorry I wasn’t being clear: I was talking about my own LE—ironic that the cortisone shot put it into remission. Bummer about your ankle—take it easy, remember to ice & elevate! ("Toes above nose,” or at least above heart level).

      3 months ago
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      Jesse0218

      ChicagoSandy, you were really fortunate that the cortisone shot put yours in remission.

      3 months ago
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    Celebration (Remission): September 2014 I had another check up and I am still cancer free. I feel very blessed.

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    Celebration (Remission): Wednesday November 20, 2013 I had my 3 month checkup since ending treatment. Blood work was all good and I am cancer free....Yea Ha!!!!! whoopee!!!!!!

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      Griffin

      So very happy for you, God is good!!!!

      over 3 years ago
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      evelynburris

      Yeah! It feels good and you need to hear those words as much as you didn't want to hear the other words. Yeah! Cancer Free!!!!!

      over 3 years ago
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      HOBO

      I am doing the happy dance for you!! Great news to start the holiday season. I am so happy for.you and hope that EVERY whatnexter can get the same news. We could do a.flash mob happy dance cross the world.

      over 3 years ago
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    Celebration (Finished treatment): I finished my Herceptin on august 3, 2013. I now go for my 3 month checkup in November. I feel stronger everyday and looking forward to more celebrations. I walked on with my daughter on sept 28 in Wichita Kansas for breast cancer. I really enjoyed the time with my daughter and walking.