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Toe nail lifting from nail bed. Has this happened to you?!

My big toe nail on my right foot is lifting from the nail bed. There’s also clear liquid coming from underneath it. I don’t want to lose my big toe nail. I got all the way through chemo just for this to happen I made an appointment with a podiatrist but he can’t see me until next Friday.

edited, originally posted about 5 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

yes but it was the little toe. It grew back though..

posted 3 minutes ago
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When did your Breast Surgeon Release you from Treatmsnt?

I am 2 years post BMX. Today my breast surgeon said I no longer need to see her. Thry are putting me I to a Survivorship program instead. I am not sure what that means but I have an appt with a PA in January. When I finished treatment I went to a Survivorship nurse for one appt only.

posted about 21 hours ago by A MyBCTeam User

I guess what is bothering me I had 7.1 cm of TNBC tumors grow between 6 month mammograms. I did not feel any of them and neither did my surgeon. She… read more

posted about 7 hours ago
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Switching implants from under the pectoral muscle to over the pectoral muscle - have any of you done this and what were your experiences?

I had a skin and nipple sparing mastectomy and direct to implant reconstruction. After reading up on it I wanted my implants over the muscle to spare myself the issues that can arise from having something crammed up under my pecs. At the time my ps said he couldn’t/wouldn’t do that and I went ahead with the under muscle placement. I’ve had issues with it since then (pain,… read more

posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

I was happy they were removing my implants for cancer surgery. It was a personal heavy boob and all the things you listed. (Don’t flex your pecs kinda… read more

posted about 20 hours ago
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Has anyone flown with their life port?

I plan on visiting my niece and her husband after their baby is born in August. I still have my life port in and am wondering if anyone has flown with theirs, and if so were there any special instructions or precautions you had to take? Did you have something to show the TSA?

edited, originally posted 1 day ago by A MyBCTeam User

Thanks for the input ladies! I will definitely be calling my surgeon to ask for a card don't know why they didn't give me one in the first place. That's… read more

posted about 18 hours ago
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Exercises for the iron bra chest

I had my BMX 2 years ago but explanted 3 months ago. I have great range of motion even better than before cancer. My only issue is that tight cheat feeling. I do the PT arm exercises 2-3 times a day and Lymphedemia exercises. My PS gave me permission to start lifting weights again , so I am also lifting light weights 5-8 lbs . I hope to increse that over time, since I have severe Osteoperosis and I need weight bearing exercises for bone strength. Is there anything else I can do.… read more

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

My PS pulled one out last month because it started to get infected. The area that is still raw is the area under my arm where they had to extend the… read more

edited, originally posted 1 day ago
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Mapping of the ducts

Good morning ladies? Have any of you had a mapping of your ducts done & what was your experience with the procedure?

posted 3 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

Im really not sure if thats what its called or not. I have been having drainage on the opposite breast as my lumpectomy. My gynocologist sent me for an… read more

edited, originally posted 2 days ago
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Paraneoplastic syndrome

Has anyone been diagnosed with paraneoplastic syndrome? Its when ypur immune system attacks other tissues while defending against cancer. I was dagnosed with paraneoplastic syndrome of the central nervous system and was wondering if anyone has been treated for that.

posted 6 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

What are the specific symptoms?

posted 4 days ago
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Excessive thirst will not go away

Hi all
This week I have been hydrating excessively and can’t seem to quench a thirst. It seems different than dry mouth. I watch the color of my urine and it stays medium-light in color and is not too pale, but not too dark either. I am on #4/8 CMF chemo, a few antihistamines for allergies and drank more than average before chemo. Just stared Lexapro a week plus ago too and have had some issues adjusting to it still.

For example, today I downloaded a water tracking app and have… read more

posted 6 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

I use Salt-Stick pills for hiking. I'm guessing most electrolyte pills are similar. I hope it helps.

posted 4 days ago
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Fasting before and after Chemo

Anyone with info on fasting before and after chemo? How much fasting so you do? Have it made any changes?

posted 6 days ago by A MyBCTeam User

Fast the day of . That helped me very much I would eat the day after chemo helped the nauseous feeling. Best of luck to you .

posted about 11 hours ago
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