In about two weeks, I'm having my expanders swapped for the permanent implants. I'd like recommendations for what I should buy to be ready for after surgery. (Scar creams, wraps, lotions, name brand headphones so I don't hear my own sobs!) I'm thinking ANYTHING and EVERYTHING you can think of! Lol. I'm so nervous and excited at the same time.
I really appreciate having you all :)
Dental work costs for the destruction of teeth due to chemo and radiation. How do you get medical insurance to pay? Is there help for this out there anywhere? Why don't they tell you up front this would happen before you're given chemo/radiation?
Very Unfair and costly.
Dentist threatened that if I do not have the teeth repaired I could get necrosis and have to be hospitalized for it.
I'm one month post radiation and have found my expanders to be so uncomfortable and painful. It feels as I have a rock on my chest. I already have the tamoxifen side effects to deal with and can't handle this pain as well. Is it normal and what can I do? Thanks
I had a bilateral mastectomy in 2012 for DCIS then in 2015 I got cancer again a tumor in my chest wall. It was removed,I had 36 weeks of radiation my R implant became hard as a brick. That surgery was in Aug. then in Nov I fell asleep with a heating pad against my left one and got a third degree burn and had to have it removed. Three months later he put and expander in and opened the R one cleaned out scar tissue and put it bacl 2 weeks later the expander became infected and had to be… read more
Has anyone else had this problem? I had my implant removed 2 months ago, and the drain removed a week after surgery. I still have a fluid pocket that has to be drained every two weeks. 100 cc's extracted every time. Will this ever stop? He tells me to wrap tight in an ace bandage. and massage. Nothing helps..looks like a man boob and creeps me out. I refuse to have another drain put in. Any suggestions?
How long should these side effects last, and does it make you feel low.
I am in the donut hole. I just paid $139.00 for a month of exemestane. Anyone help in finding a cheaper way?
My uterine lining is increasing due to tamoxofien & my Gyn. Has suggested a hysterectomy ( laparoscopic and vaginally hopefully)
Has anyone else chosen to do this so they will no longer have worri s about these issues ?