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I am five weeks post op tomorrow for bilateral mastectomy. I have had two rounds of antibiotics and am finishing up the second in a few days. My question is did any of you have night sweats post surgery before starting chemo? Is it just my body's reaction to the trauma of surgery? The antibiotics? A still possible infection I'm still fighting?

tags: Night sweats post op infection

posted about 10 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

@A MyBCTeam User. I think it's part of healing after surgery. I just recently had my reconstruction surgery. It lasted 12 hours. When I asked my PS, he said it was… read more

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Hey folks. Even though I am in my third year as
a survivor, I have never mentioned the post BC burning mouth syndrome. Just like the dry eye problems which started after chemo, this ongoing
annoyance seemed to start while I was still having
chemo. My mouth, tongue and lips would burn. Some days were better than others. At first, I thought the problem may have been a stubborn case of thrush after oncologist had to put me on
antibiotics for two weeks for a recurring fever. But this has never… read more

posted about 18 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I went to my oncologist with my husband, before seeing my surgeon. My PCP set me up with his wife's oncologist to discuss my diagnosis. The oncologist's first question… read more

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looking for people to connect with. feeling quite lonely due to depression and can't be hopeful. Is there anyone out there looking to help someone deal with the depression and anxiety?

tags: friendships peer friendships

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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That's ok...with the internet...there is constant closeness. I will keep you in my thoughts. I take lexapro and ativan.

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Ok, so I'm making final decisions about my implants. I've decided on silicone because my doctor said the saline ones would show ripples under my skin, since I'm so thin. I was going to go with the tear-shaped, thinking they would look more natural. Well, now he said that the tear-shaped ones have a chance of rotating, and if they rotate, they will not look right and would have to be fixed with surgery. The round ones can rotate all day long and still be round. So, what… read more

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I did a lot of research and ended up selecting round for 2 reasons. One is the shifting, didn't want to deal with rotating tear drops and surgery, although I think the… read more

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Every night I am dripping wet and wake up with a soaked in nighgown and wonder if I am getting dehydrated.

tags: Night Sweats

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

There does not seem to be any easy or less costly way to get up to Moffitt. I am transferring my care down there while I winter in FL. Does anyone get help from them?

tags: Moffitt ACS Ride Transportation

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

I had a bilateral mastectomy almost 3 months ago. I have noticed the skin above my incision has been very sensitive (the skin below has zero sensation). When my shirts or bra rub against my skin, it is almost painful. Has this happened to you? If so, do you have any suggestions to relieve the sensation/pain?

tags: irritation raw skin

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

Every night before I go to bed I apply Bio oil to my surgery areas. My nipple is still sensitive. Go online and look up Mepilex Lite Pads. They r in lg. sheets-cut as… read more

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My chemo ended over three months ago and I'm still having tearing due to Taxol.
I just had stents put in my eyes to open the tear ducts. They are still watering and very
Inflamed. Is anyone going through this? It's so debilitating. I'm getting depressed.

posted 4 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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Is it your lower lid or upper lid? I'm having stys in my upper lid that are taking for-EV-er to go away with antibiotics...

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