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    Katndnvr asked a questionBreast Cancer

    I am post treatment from a year ago and decided that taking the Arimidex was making my sleep so restless .

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      Banditwalker, my hot flashes were really bad. Not only would my whole body be wet with sweat, but my hair is very thick and it would even get wet. I had to have some relief. I still get occasional mild hot flashes, and so does my 88 year old mother.

      The pharmacists I used then had heard of Clonidine being used for hot flashes. My problem was that before I had cancer, I had severe PMS during my 40's (perimenopause) and was prescribed Premarin (estrogen)before the breast cancer connection was made. Premarin made me feel wonderful every day! Of course, when they found the small spot in my breast, they told me to stop taking the Premarin, and the sudden estrogen depletion was B A D.

      over 3 years ago
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      Oranges are super sweet. Once you learn how, they are easy to peel and section (I only just learned a couple of years back .. there really is a method!). When you eat them you get fiber, some pith, and quercitin along with sugary vitamin C.

      If you must juice, try blending instead with, say, a ripe avocado and a second sweet fruit. You can even add a small head of lettuce!

      Yummy. Ummmm. And a perfectly balanced breakfast.

      I make cinnamon buns for the morning out of banana and date and peppermint from the garden.

      over 3 years ago
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      Good to know as I will start it after radiation. thanks!

      over 3 years ago
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    Katndnvr asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Dealing with others

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      I have been struggling with this too after finishing my active treatment in September. Such great comments from everyone! For me I got such great support during my treatment it was hard when this started to fall off. I still do have people asking how I am doing, but not as often. My partner also has difficulty when anything related to cancer comes up and has also made similiar comments (like "Are we ever going to be able to not be talking about cancer all the time", even though I am certainly not talking about it all the time!). I try to be understanding with my partner, realizing it was traumatizing for both of us, but I still wish for different responses! So now I try to get most of of support from my local breast cancer support group, which I go to pretty regularly, my therapist, and of course this site ! (I seems to be on it more lately). I wonder people who haven't had cancer if they are able to rally around us for the short-term, but it gets harder in the long-term because their fears (as others have said) and their needing us to get back to "normal", which of course is not possible after a life changing and life threatening diagnosis! Overall, though, I feel so much better and am hopeful, but I feel changed.

      over 4 years ago
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      Oops, sent that before saying I wish you well and take care!

      over 4 years ago
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      It is strange with me there days when I just want to forget about cancer. And right then my friends who have stood by me introduce me to one of their friends who has been newly diagnosed. In a way I want to move on but in a way I also want to help others. My daughter (caretaker during first cancer) and my son (caretaker during second cancer) have definitely not moved away from the cancer thing. Of course my first cancer did come back, and is at stage IV. And I did get another cancer that the Dr. says is likely to come back.

      over 4 years ago
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    Celebration (7 months post surgery ): Well all check ups and all blood tests have been good. Glad I made the decisions I made and hope to keep living a good life. Life is good!

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      Congrats! So happy for you that everything is behind you now. Yes, life is good.

      almost 5 years ago