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    Lauren65 asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Tram Flap Nightmare

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      banditwalker

      I am one of those who had the option on having just one breast removed or both. I chose both. I wanted them gone. I wanted it out of my body and not be able to return (in the breast anyway). I had the DIEP Flap surgery and all did not go well but I found a second plastic surgeon who made everything OK again. I also have always had large breasts and was ready for new ones. Hope you can get insurance to cover this and a doctor who will tell them it needs to be done.

      9 months ago
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      geekling

      Your body, your choices.

      Im very sorry for your pains.

      9 months ago
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      MLT

      I am so sorry this did not go well for you. No one should have to suffer constant pain. Sounds like you have made the right decision for you. Insurance should pay once you meet your deductible. Interview different drs., plastic surgeons, until you feel comfortable with one. Hugs

      9 months ago
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    Lauren65 asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Bone Strengthener

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      Lauren65

      The last one I tried to take (Zometa) was AWFUL, I wasn't able to tolerate it. If I can't tolerate this, then going to see if they can switch me to Xgeva. But at the end of the day, my oncologist tells me I will need to choose the lesser of all the evils. Ugh

      over 1 year ago
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      lujos

      Isn't that always the way? I'm taking Femara (letrozole) now, as my onc says it's the best for my case, and blocks almost all the estrogen production. But boy, does that come at a physical cost! I'm luckier than many, but am having major problems with accelerated arthritis in my hands... "the cost of survival", eh?!

      over 1 year ago
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      Lauren65

      I already have arthritis in my hands. Oh Joy. Can't someone create a drug with BETTER Side effects? Like, periods of invisibility, or cat like reflexes, or eyes that randomly change color! Vomiting and nausea are getting REAL old!

      over 1 year ago