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I just had my second stage reconstruction surgery. The silicone implants are in but I have a question.

I had my surgery 3 days ago and didn't notice this until about an hour ago. When I lift and lower my right arm I hear gurgling. Anyone else have this issue?

posted about 4 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

Different stages of breast cancer-----please explain

posted about 22 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I think reputable websites will do a better job. Google stages off breast cancer ... very reputable.

posted about 18 hours ago

Anyone with a lymphedema compression sleeve, what do you use to wash them with? I have been using bar soap but I think I need to switch

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User
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it was recommended to me to use a gentle garment detergent called Sigvaris. also recommended every couple of weeks to use some veliger on the band around the top to… read more

posted about 8 hours ago

Just started on Cymbalta for depression and am experiencing allot of dizziness and sleeplessness... anyone been this med or currently on?

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

I was for a short time. I quit. I was so dizzy I could not walk straight and had brain freezes. Doc shrugged it off. I was sent to Kirkland Clinic ENT Group. Could not… read more

posted 1 day ago

Chemo prior to node biopsy

Looking for those who had chemo before sentinel node biopsy. Feedback if nodes were negative or positive... Mine came back negative but dr couldn't tell me if they were positive before chemo. My thoughts if they were did could it have spread and being over looked??

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

Mine were positive. The chemo didn't kill the cancer in the lymph nodes, but I had PET scan before and after and the cancer hadn't spread anywhere. It did shrink the… read more

posted 1 day ago

Replacing drain due to fluids at surgery site

Where I had my breast has refilled with fluid. Lots of pain and irritation. Drain back Monday Did I do something wrong?

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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You have done nothing wrong. I had to have mine drained 3 times, it's just one of those things. x

posted 1 day ago

Nerve pain after a double mestomey

I have had a double mestomey and the pain from the nerve damage is awful... I have been trying to research to find how long this pins and needles which is ten times worse then I have ever experienced before in my life not counting the fact that I have this burning sensation and then if that's not enough I get these out of the blue stabbing sensation that will stop me in my tracks ... Is there any advice anyone has? And does anyone have any idea how long this will last or is… read more

tags: nerve pain double mastectomy

posted 2 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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It may be phantom pains. You had your breasts amputated and the nerve/brain connection is still trying to figure it out. My breast that wasn't there had stabbing pains… read more

posted 1 day ago

What was a positive spin on your health condition?

When I was first diagnosed, I felt lucky that it was at the earliest stage possible, but also depressed to find treatment options were still pretty limited. My first thought was with a cancer that is so prevalent in our time, there should be more advances in medicine. Upon leaving my job, I chose a non-profit for breast cancer that was specifically dedicated to research and set up a fundraising page. With my procedures coming up, I did not have much energy or… read more

tags: positive spin support employer fundraiser

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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I was diagnosed 6/30/15, one week before my 50th birthday. I am currently in chemo, surgery options open until later date. Every day since my diagnosis I see things in… read more

posted 2 days ago

Chronic Pain

Has anyone taken Methadone for chronic pain? I start it on Tues and I am very nervous.

tags: methadone

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User
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It's mainly used to wean people off of prescription drugs or certain recreational drugs. I have chronic pain as well but I use medical marijuana at night. During the… read more

posted 1 day ago
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