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 removed and people have said there is a… read more

posted 12 months 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

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@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

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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

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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

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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!!

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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

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@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

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@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

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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

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@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

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Well @nickmaxmadd I am almost done with Menopause ( I am 53) since the Drs. feel that Chemo has flipped me into being finished... I have a routine that may help: put… read more

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@Adele, HAHAHAHA! I'm getting warmer just reading your routine and laughing!!!

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I do Adele's routine as well. At night I add blankets on blankets off....turn on fan next to bed.I don't have foobs since I had a lumpectomy. I suffer from hot flashes… read more

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@Adele and @nickmax, I literally laughed outloud at those comments. Adele, you hit the hot flash nail on the head. During chemo infusions, I was always freezing. But… read more

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5 years after my surgery and chemo/rad treatment, I still have problems regulation my body temp. If I get cold, I wear a hat indoors or a scarf. 20% of your body heat… read more

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I LOVE THE FOOB... I never could come up with a name for those little TABS.. Now I have one! Thanks Ladies.. I'd stay longer, but I have to go change my undies now… read more

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this was a most entertaining string of conversation. @Cyn you may be ready for standup comic routines! Then again, maybe we are the only ones who would find all this… read more

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Love the creativity of a heated bra-- wonder if a knit wool bra might help? Actually, I just get cold, complete with shaking chills (rigors).

A while back someone on… read more

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I was always cold for the first 4 months. I think it is just a combination of the surgery and our body reacting to the trauma of the surgery.

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@nickmaxmadd: Normal breasts are made up of fat, which is an insulator. Remove that, and you are left with nothing to keep the cold out. I have noticed that I am… read more

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I used a muscle rub like ICYHOT. I figured that maybe it was partly a circulation issue. They deadened a lot of nerve endings with the surgeries.

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Thanks, everyone, for all the insight and thoughts. I love knowing I'm not alone...
@Cyn, I've been rolling around some foob warmer ideas with the Coobie. It's got… read more

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LOL. that's a brilliant idea! Since mastectomy bras already have slots to hold something... maybe we could make one of those work.

Anyone watch Double Divas? They make… read more

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@CYN, that is a GREAT ideal! You should contact them... I love that show.. Plus, don't you know they would make a better bra for those of us who decide not to do… read more

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OK, So I reached out to the Double Divas! I asked for a bra to help us out! Let's see what, if anything, they say! I just wish that I had spoken sooner! For some… read more

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wow! keep us posted!

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SWEET! @nickmaxmadd you ROCK! Definitely keep us posted. If they take on this challenge, I cannot WAIT to see what the mad inventor lady creates. She just cracks me… read more

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Yea, that is so much fun! We ALL need a little fun every now and then!

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Have your thyroid checked. Low thyroid can cause you to feel cold all the time.

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