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My dr didn't give me a time frame and mine are getting way stretched out, even with washing them. Should I look into running compression socks?

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I wear them full time for varicose veins.

posted about 8 hours ago

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I was told that I actually have T1c N1 Stage 2 A IDC and am waiting for the mammo-print to come back. Did any one else have this same Dx and if so what treatment did your dr recommend? I had 6 lymph nodes removed and only one was positive but am being referred to oncologist and radiation also for consult.

tags: treat

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

I am IDC stage IIa with a positive lymph node in the Breast and one positive sentinel node. I'm going thru chemo right now. Six months of treatment with chemo every… read more

posted about 20 hours ago

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I have been taking Arimedex since July. I tested positive for c diff in Oct but have since been told it is gone. I am still having diarrhea, along with a runny nose and eyes, congestion, indigestion, chills, loss of appetite, weight loss, pounding sound in my ears. I have read these are all side effects to Aremedex and would like to know if anyone else experienced these side effect. If so what did you do about them. I am exhausted, no energy and just feel awful.… read more

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I've been taking Arimidex for about 4mo and hate how it makes me feel. Hot flashes, chills, insomnia and vivid dreams. Sore ankle joints, shooting pains here and there… read more

posted about 7 hours ago

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Here's the thing, I was told that I would be a candidate for reconstruction 6 months after my bilateral mastectomy. When I hit my 6 month mark, I was pretty content with just prostetics and heard some painful stories that reconstruction had brought to others. I find myself often questioning the fact due to the process I go thru rigging up shirts so that my prostetic bras are hidden. These bras don't accomodate a 29 year old sense… read more

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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The office which did my husband's recent surgery works with my general surgeon when patients want reconstruction and would have been my first choice as well. The nurse… read more

posted about 18 hours ago

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How many cc's do you get with each fill? I had 90 cc's on my first fill and lots of pain and pressure. My PS is in a hurry due to my radiation coming up. We only have 3 more fill before I cannot have any more fills.
I think I am going to ask for 40 cc's this next fill?

tags: Expander Fills CC's

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I was getting 100cc and the first fill was very uncomfortable but th second time we filled with 100cc I though I was going to die I hurt so bad. Next time I only got… read more

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I have a history of superficial blood clots in my legs and have Factor 5 Leyden (a blood clotting disorder) - so I think I'd have noticed if they told me that putting in a port could lead to a higher incidence of a blood clot. I don't remember that! I now have blood clots in my left arm - the same side as the port - and have to take daily Lovenox shots again (in addition to the neulasta shots). Anyone else have this happen?

tags: blood clot port

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

I ended up with a total occlusion of the jugular and a partial occlusion of the subclavian vein. My neck swelled, and I was put on Xarelto. I have a couple of family… read more

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So every time I go out in the cold my chest muscle tightens and stays that way for sometime. I know a lot of you will probably say wear layers to keep warm but I am never cold. I very seldom wear turtlenecks because I hate things tight on my neck. I am thinking about trying the new really light winter underwear. Or my other idea is to stick one of those handwarmers down in my bra before I go out! Any body found anything that works? Maybe I need to design a flannel lined bra!!!!

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

I'd go with the hand warmers down in your bra :)

posted about 12 hours ago

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I hate doing my self breast exams. There are just so many different lumps. How do I know which one to go to the doctor for without seeming like an paranoid hypacontriact (sp?)

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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@A MyBCTeam User.. I have so many knots and lumps too from two lumpectomies. It kills me to have a mammogram. I can't even stand bras but just suffer thur. It has been… read more

posted about 19 hours ago

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This is most likely a ridiculous question but is it ok to have some wine now and then during chemo and or rad!!! Thanks!
Nance

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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Thank you all!

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