Breast Cancer Question

I always get cold easily, but since the mastectomy, the backs of my upper arms and my chest, both across the tops of my breasts and my chest, get this tightening, shivery cold that hurts. I curl up into myself at work and I find a blanket across me helps a lot in the evenings. My home is not cold, my family is walking around in t-shirts and no socks, but I am huddled under this blanket. I always make sure to bring a light sleeved jacket or sweater wherever I go. I did have lymph nodes… read more

posted about 2 years ago by A MyBCTeam User

OK, I don't mean to laugh, but my husband and I have lots of conversations about how freaking cold my foobs are. My foobs are literally 10 degrees colder than the rest… read more

posted about 2 years ago

@Cyn:
Yes!!! That's exactly it!!! My "foobs" are noticeably colder post surgery, too!!! Thanks for the giggle, btw! About a month ago the right one was actually… read more

posted about 2 years ago

Well... the thing I get stuck on for the heating bra is where would the battery go? Would it be an unsightly bulge in your sweater? Or maybe carry it in the back… read more

posted about 2 years ago

I don't have foobs, and since my mastectomy I get really cold too, and that is not normal for me. I usually run warm. We lost a lot of insulation, plus due to surgery… read more

posted about 2 years ago

I get really cold too and I can't believe I pray for hot flashes to get me warm. I always have to dress in layers!!

posted about 2 years ago

I'm very hot natured but also do this now. I think it's just the loss of extra body fat (the breast) protecting our core--- like missing shingles on a roof letting… read more

posted about 2 years ago

@SarahCarterSprouse, that makes sense. I'm glad I'm not alone (or crazy!). The upside is that we can shop for all kinds of new tops and shrugs, jackets, etc... Thanks,… read more

posted about 2 years ago

@Cyn, I thought about the battery thing, too, and thought maybe like a watch battery, you know, the flat ones?

I also thought about the hand warmers, but when I had… read more

posted about 2 years ago

You ladies make me laugh...that's why I LOVE being on this website. I did NOT have a Mastectomy, but I did have a lymph node removed that was positive. Ever since… read more

posted about 2 years ago

@Adele, the laughing is part of what I love about this site, too! Got any warmer ideas, let 'em fly!!!

I did not have chemo, but I'm thinking that with menopause on my… read more

posted about 2 years ago

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