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    Rowrow wrote on cbanks's wall

    Hi cbanks I'm doing ok. Had a bilateral mastectomy, chemo and finished radiation 2 weeks ago! Yeah ....still struggling with getting my energy back :(

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      cbanks

      Wow, RR - you have had a very busy time. For me, it took me awhile for my energy to return. Glad to hear your surgery and treatments are over. Are you on any hormonal meds? or discussions around them?

      over 6 years ago
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      Rowrow

      Yes I am on Tamoxifen...I am hating the hot flashes and night sweats at night. Just started taking estraven and ordered Black Cohosh so I am going to try that. I am hoping that the night sweats and hot flashes start to calm down so maybe I can get a good night's sleep :)

      over 6 years ago
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      cbanks

      Hi RR - The side affects did get better for me. Less incidents. I also tried adjusting when I would take it. I am back to first thing in the morning now again. Yeah, I thought of taking the estraven but didn't want to take a med for a med unless I couldn't handle the impact of the Tamoxifen. I am tolerating it. Grateful I am on additional treatment to reduce the risk of recurrence. It is worth it to me.

      over 6 years ago
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    Rowrow wrote on lola08's wall

    Cold Caps worked oK ....I do not still have my long hair but I had enough hair where I did not need to wear a wig. My hair is starting to grow in well and I am glad I did the cold caps.

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    Bi Lateral Mastectomy Time YIKES!!!

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      skimpy10

      I like your smile. My mother-in-law is a breast cancer survivor for about 16 years. She is still doing well. I'm wishing you and all of us to get well.

      over 6 years ago
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      GregP_WN

      We hope it went well for you.

      over 6 years ago
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      cbanks

      Hi RR - You have a beautiful face and looks like you headed into the surgery with a positive attitude. You are an inspiration to us all. When you have a moment, please let us know how you made out. >

      over 6 years ago
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    Chemo Time

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      GregP_WN

      Are you done with it or still getting treatments? Hope you're doing well.

      over 6 years ago
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      lola08

      Is the cold cap working well for you?

      over 6 years ago
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      Rowrow

      Hi Greg finished all my treatments yeah :) both chemo and radiation two weeks ago. Cold caps worked enought to keep my hair so I did not need to wear a wig. My hair is short now more like a short bob :)

      over 6 years ago
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    My Cancer Buddy on Halloween!

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      GregP_WN

      Now that's funny, I hope the other dogs didn't laugh at him!

      over 6 years ago
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      Rowrow

      Poor guy was confused ,am I a pig or a bulldog LOL :)

      over 6 years ago
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    Rowrow wrote on geekling's wall

    Hi thank you geekling! Funny that you mentioned adoption , I was staring to look into it. I am not physically ready for it but definitely in my horizon. I would love to give a child a deserving home and I am not particular in race, color or age so my chances should be pretty good :)