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"New Normal" I don't view life with cancer and or recovery as a new normal I view it as another phase in my life a sucky phase mind you! Life is forever changing as we take each breath . Is it difficult both mentally and physically you bet damn well it is but to say it's a new normal at least for me is like admitting defeat. Please don't misunderstand I'm not suggesting that anyone who embraces there New Normal is admitting defeat by any means. I know for… read more

posted about 4 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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There is a 'new normal' after surgeries because anesthesia sucked the energy right out of me. Its been 18 months since my last surgery and I'm finally starting to feel… read more

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Stage IV breast cancer ER positive HER2 negative. What does ER positive and HER2 negative mean?

posted about 8 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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ER/PR + means that your female hormones fueled your cancer. HER2 - means you don't have the protein that causes rapid growth of cancer cells. ER/PR+ cancers are slow… read more

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I'm having trouble kicking myself out of the "I'm doomed" rut...I'd like to hear from women who conquered ILC, and are living years later.

posted about 15 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I was diagnosed with both ILC and IDC 6 years ago this next month! I was also Her2neu+. I had a single unilateral mastectomy and chemo. I am still here, strong and… read more

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Anyone have there implant move to about 1/3 under arm? If so was they able to fix it n if so how??

posted about 16 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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Yes, my left one came out of the pocket and was very low and a lot under my arm. My ps corrected it with surgery.

posted about 15 hours ago

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I'm 4 days post BMX with tissue expanders in place. Yesterday I noticed 2 fluid filled blister and was wondering if anyone has had his happen to them. waiting to get a call back from my surgeon

posted about 16 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I have had a few tiny blisters along my incision site from my TRAM flap. PS pointed them out but said not to worry - just keep triple antibiotic cream on them. That… read more

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Hi ladies,

I had a SNS BMX in 2/2013 for IDC and DCIS in my RIGHT breast, and then an sGAP with a small implant done in 2/2014 (stage 2 in may). In August I discovered a lump right at/below the inframammary fold in my LEFT breast. It is about 2cm high by 4-5cm long. It is an odd shape. I saw my ob/gyn last Friday...she felt it an said it feels like it was "fixed" to the rib below. I see my breast surgeon Friday.

It was not there before, and has grown, so I would be shocked if it would be rib. It is… read more

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posted about 16 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

I was told that because the boost radiation focuses on the tumor site, there would be less redness to the whole breast. However, after my first boost on Friday, my chest is now extremely red and peeling as well as peeling under my breast. It's so uncomfortable that I don't want to continue treatment. I was prescribed Silverdene cream but it hasn't helped much. Also used Aquafor and cortisone as per rad onco.

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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I also dread going back today! At least I can say after today I'm down to single digit txs. And as much as I despise these radiation txs I'm so very lucky to have… read more

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I am 3 weeks and a few days out from my BMX. (surgery date 8/28/14)Any runners out there?? I want to know when you started running again after BMX and tissue expander placement? I am losing my mind not being able to run!!

tags: running runners running after mastectomy

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

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Did not have expanders so not sure recovery for that - once u recover u can run whenever u want. Take this time to heal, find another activity to ease ur craving. Last… read more

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I just started taking tomoxifen this week but have had very lucid dreams. They are so real that I almost think they happened. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this as well.

tags: dreams tomoxifen

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I have woken up and asked my hubby about something that happened in my dream but felt so real that I had to make sure it was a dream. I never thought to blame it in… read more

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