What is a easy way to take a shower with the 4 drains?
I'm having a lumpectomy on Tuesday. In the morning, I have to report to nuclear medicine for a radioisotope injection for the sentinel nodes. This isn't the blue dye test. My surgeon doesn't prefer blue dye unless she absolutely needs it. During surgery she has a hand held type of apparatus that can let her know what nodes have absorbed the isotope and she will dissect those nodes, about 3-4.
Has anyone had this procedure? What was your experience? Any tips?
Again, this is not… read more
After my nipple sparing mastectomy w/immediate reconstruction, six weeks later I ended up with necrosis which required surgery and a tissue expander exchange. Prior to the exchange I had some dimpling skin (orange peel look) and a crease towards the bottom of my breast. The PS said the crease was the tissue expander folding; we didn't address the dimpling at that time. After the second surgery I again have the orange peel look on the bottom half of my… read more
I've been taking tamoxifen since April. In August, my period was very light. For September, I haven't had a period yet but I have symptoms that I should. I think my stomach is bloated and nausea comes and goes. Has anyone else had this happen while on tamoxifen?
Had bilateral mastectomies 2/14. Auxiliary lymph node dissection 3/14. 21 weeks of chemo 5 1/2 weeks of radiation. I am having shooting stabbing pains in my chest ribcage and the right breast.
Trying to decide if I should go that route....
Used to wear an underwire but 10 months later I still can't tolerate it. Wore a nice front opening bra I got at Lane Bryant but the sports straps show under too many of my tops at the neck. Found a Playtex that has regular straps but doesn't lift me as much. Is there a bra that can do both lift and not have straps close to the neck?
My surgeon told me that my insurance will only cover one breast being removed because they found no cancer in the other one. So I had to pay my surgeon $1,000.00 before bilateral mastectomy, which I chose to have.
Has anyone heard of this? I would think it all would be covered for preventive reasons.