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OK, I can't do this by myself anymore. I am three months out from BMX and am healing physically but not mentally/emotionally. Family and friends just want me strong and back to normal. I have no one I can express my worries, concerns, or fears with. If I fall apart they back away and leave me hanging. And truthfully I don't want them to know how close to the edge I am. Signed up to see a therapist through a local clinic but feel like a failure for having to pay someone to listen to me. Has anyone else… read more

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posted about 6 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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Sherry....your words ring loud with me when you say your family backs off when your down....its so frustrating, huh? Like we can't ever have… read more

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I ended chemo treatments in June 2013 and started massage in Oct to decrease anxiety. After each massage I feel ill. At first I thought it was all in my head but now I know the feeling is real. I'm wondering if this could be from toxins still in my body? Or if massage is even a good thing for me?

posted about 8 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

Massages release toxins from your body. My husband always gets a headache after a massage,so, no it is not your imagination.

posted about 7 hours ago

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Happy Easter to all. Hope this finds everyone well. Ok I had a lumpectomy on right side and 3 nodes removed my chemo is over by several months then had surgery and 6 1/2 weeks of daily rad. The rad ended several months ago. I am now experiencing swelling in feet and ankles really bad (looks like I have kankels (sp). I noticed on my scales that I started gaining like 2 to 3 lbs in a week. I don't notice it any where else but my legs seems to be swollen also. I still exercise daily (well almost lol). My… read more

posted about 17 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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No more meds really that should be causing this. I have noticed increase in lower back pain and my lower belly is really. Almost feels like I… read more

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I am BRCA 2 + was diagnosed with IDC 2/14. Her 2 - er+ per+, my question is I'm so worried I don't have what I need for after surgery n could use some help with things I need. Also I do a lot with driving n just always on the move, how long dis it take u after surgery to be able to do things?? I'm having a double bilateral masectomy with expanders

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I had sIngle mastectomy with expander and back 15 yrs ago I wasn't able per the dr to drive. I felt like I could after three weeks but like… read more

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I had a lumpectomy and sentinel biopsy done June 2013. No lymphoids with cancer and clean margins on the lumpectomy. Last week I was having a pulling sensation under my arm on the side of my surgery, I thought maybe I had a slight pull in the muscle so I started to message it. That is when I felt a lump, I check the right side to see if it was normal but I did not find anything. My question is could it be scar tissue or should I check with my surgeon or onco?

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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Agreed....run don't walk to your surgeon.

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Does anyone know the best surgeon for mastectomy with reconstruction in the southwestern area of Ohio?

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Yes but CA 25 is totally unreliable and by the time your liver labs would elevate the cancer would be advanced. I dont want to sound like a… read more

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So as I am learning more about the effects of different treatment options, I have read that both chemotherapy & radiation can cause leukemia. Has anyone had to deal with this ...or have any first hand knowledge? How concerned should I be about this?

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I remember when I was discussing the treatment options with my breast surgeon, he very clearly told me, that the bottom line is they don't… read more

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Hi ladies. I had my BMX with immediate reconstruction on April 2nd. I still have my drains in. Of course i hate them and they're a nuisance. My ps said that they'll come out when I'm putting out 30 ml or less in a 24 hour period. Right now, I'm still averaging 60 ml in 24 hours :( I'm curious to know what others experiences have been with the lovely drains. Also, I absolutely can not strip the one on the right (cancer side) without it causing horrible pain. The ps said if you're still getting fluid… read more

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I had one for two weeks and one for three weeks. The last one came out when I was still drawing about 40 ml in 24 hours. In retrospect, that… read more

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