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    GregP_WN wrote on gailk's wall

    Thanks for participating in the conversations and adding your own experiences and point of view. Your input will help many others just to be able to read about it. We appreciate you being here and helping others!

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      gailk

      Hi Greg, I have used What Next all through my experience and it does help to search and get so many answers. I have been very thankful for this forum. It is reassuring to connect with others who are experiencing many of the same situations I am.

      about 1 month ago
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      GregP_WN

      Thanks for your feedback, we appreciate it and we hope you're continuing to do well!

      about 1 month ago
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    Side Effects (Lots of side effects from chemo and radiation): Chemo side effects: hair came back much thinner and gray instead of brown, hearing loss, loss some toenails, neuropathy, tinnitus. Radiation side effects: 6 months after radiation, skin on breast started becoming more firmer and tightening around implant making radiated side smaller, have developed redness, swelling and hardness around scar on radiated side, radiated side implant did not drop like the unradiated side; therefore I don't have symmetry with my implants.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): I had 5 weeks of daily radiation. The first 3 weeks had no impact except for tiredness. Starting the end of week 3, I began developing burns that were painful. this increased even two weeks after the radiation stopped. I had burns with blisters that broke open and bled. It was a most painful experience. I used the moisturizing creams prescribed for weeks afterward. I am happy to say that after about 6 months the skin returned to its normal color.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I had 6.5 months of chemo which impacted my life many days. Losing my hair was probably the hardest.