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    kellee asked a questionBreast Cancer

    I had a double mastectomy and now have car sickness and motion sickness when I walk any distance. Has this happend to anyone else?

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      leepenn

      DRAT - forgot to ask my doc today... Ok - email sent... He is always very responsive on the email....

      over 4 years ago
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      nancyjac

      Maybe you are asking the wrong kind of doctors? You said your first oncology appointment was just a few days ago? Have you talked to your oncologist about it? If they don't see any cancer/surgery cause for it, maybe they can refer you to a different kind of doctor (neurologist or internist maybe?).

      over 4 years ago
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      leepenn (Best Answer!)

      Good morning!
      My surgical oncologist came through! He always does - I put a "no rush" in the subject line of my email to him... and he got back to me today.

      So, in regards to the weird cold sensation spreading behind your chest wall when drinking cold fluids - HIS RESPONSE: I have heard this issue on several other occasions and agree that it is a weird nerve thing with no good explanation other than a referred dysesthesia ( med speak for funny nerve sensation).

      So, you are NOT crazy... and neither am I? Hmmm - oh wait... But at least I'm not crazy in regards to this particular sensation!

      Have a good morning.

      over 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Double Mastectomy): I had my surgery 11 days ago. I must say I am impressed with the fact that I can look at myself in the mirror without feeling a sense of horror. I truly believed I would never be able to look at myself. I am currently doing exercises to get back my range of motion. I have found since my surgery I have stomach problems; I think all stress related. When I drink liquids I feel it going all the way done and even filling in the breast area. If I drink liquids at my body temperature it does not bother me. I do fine eating solids. I also feel sick to my stomach when I stretch far as needed to loosen up the muscles. I am down to 98lbs due to lack of appetite.

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      teddyfuzz

      Hang in there Kellee! I also have Invasive Ductal Carcinoma and opted for a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. Are you having reconstruction? I had a hard time looking at myself for a few weeks but it gets easier and easier:)
      Having cancer definitely causes stress! Keep up your excercises and try to eat and drink what you can. I promise it gets better:)

      over 4 years ago
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