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    Mastectomy

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      nonnie917

      You have the right type of outlook on life Paula. God is our Rock and our great healer. You will be just fine. I went through the same thing myself. Had to believe that God would help the doctors get all of the cancer. I had it in the left breast an didn't know it until they did an MRI. So I chose to have a double mastectomy. It hasn't been a pleasant ride, but they got it all an I only have one more surgery to go before I am finished. Can't wait for that day when I can say "I AM ALL DONE!!!!" Hang in there and good luck. With your attitude you will do just fine.

      over 4 years ago
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      pressinfwd

      Hi Paula,

      I had bilateral mastectomy on 2/21/13 with immediate reconstructive surgery. Its been almost 2 months and I feel great. Unfortunately, I will have to have chemo (starting tomorrow) but I know God is with me as he always is. You have the right attitude, trusting in the Lord! He will see you through it all. Someone told me that God gives the toughest battles to his strongest soldiers and I believe! So stay strong and continue to lean on him for strength. God Bless you and take care.

      Sandra

      about 4 years ago
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      midnight09

      I had a mastectomy but it took awhile till I could do it to find the surgeon & set it all up. The Lord is my hope & strengh! He is my help in time of need & sometimes daily, hourly, & minute! I did not have to have radiation, chemo, just the pills which I have had a reaction to 4 of them. None of them worked as I had a allergic reaction to them. Hives just recently. I only have a 9% chance according to the test from California. What's next? I'm not sure but the Lord knows all the details we just have to have faith he does carry you through the hardest of days!

      almost 4 years ago
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    Transvaginal Mesh and Breast Cancer

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      nonnie917

      The transvaginal mesh people (manufacturers, whatever) are being sued big time because of the medical problems it has caused. Be sure you talk to a lawyer you know personally so he can refer you to a one of the many lawyers who are suing those people. I have heart valve damage because of the phen-phen I took when it hit the market and was so popular. It worked, but at the cost of my heart. I was working for a group of attorneys at the time I heard about the lawsuit and was referred to one near where I live in Seattle. Two years later I had a boat load of money, but what good was it when you know your heart is damaged and one day you are going to pay. Anyway, bought myself something I have never had in my life and that was a brand new car. Still have it too. So it is worth checking into on the lawsuit against the mesh people.

      over 4 years ago
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    Breast Cancer and Hypothyroidism

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      Berley

      I have been taking medication for Hypothyroidism since 1991. I was diagnosed with TNBC in 2011.
      The following information is a quote from the Synthroid insert. "Although there has been a reported association between prolonged thyroid hormone therapy and breast cancer, this has not been confirmed. Patients receiving SYNTHROID (levothyroxine sodium) for appropriate clinical indications should be titrated to the lowest effective replacement dose."

      over 4 years ago
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      Paula56

      I see a doctor about my thyroid next Tuesday. Actually it will include a seminar. This doc treats the cause of the problem and not just the symptoms. I hope to find out more Tuesday. I have done research and have found that there are connections with breast cancer and thyroidism. I will look for the articles again and post the links. Be well all.

      over 4 years ago
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      MASALSA

      I had 10% of one gland and 90% of the other thyroid gland removed(non cancer) at the age of 16, had breast cancer at the age of 47. I'm finding the hypothyridism is more of a pain, due to the fact I don't need my boobs, but do need medication for the thyroid for life. At times I even forget I had cancer, especially when I get involved with organizations for cancer research. My cancer journey feels like a "stubbed toe" compared to what others are going through.

      about 4 years ago
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