I am 4 years post mastectomy with immediate implant reconstruction. I still get lots of pain all around the site every day. In addition to this I also have pain at the back of my arm just were it joins my back. This feels like a burning pain. The pain there was really bad after my operation. It was more painful than the mastectomy site.
Just wondered if this is usual and if it will ever stop hurting!
I have some friends that have absolutely driven me crazy! All through diagnosis and treatment, a couple acted like I was on the verge of death and it irritated the heck out of me! One compared my cancer to a friend's uterine cancer and the pain from her hysterectomy! Then, I had one who actually said, "oh stage one is barely even cancer!" I know this was just their way of dealing with my diagnosis… read more
My hubby is taking a week off & my kids are older teens and self sufficient. Im not javing any chemo or radiation. Will I really need alot of help for weeks 2-3 when im just laying around? My mom wants to take a month off work (unpaid) and fly up here. I REALLY feel like this will disrupt out lives more than it will help. I know her intentions are good and I’m grateful that she loves me so much. I want to set clear boundaries and ask her to just come… read more
I am just trying to see how many triple positive breast cancer survivors actually have recurrences.
I am 2 1/2 years out from chemo from aggressive TNBC. I also have a lot of other medical conditions. One of them is severe degenerative disease in my spine and herniated discs. I had surgery in April which failed and I am I. Pretty much constant pain. I really don’t want any more surgeries, I have had 8 surgeries in 3 years plus a ton of medical procedures. One of the options they are giving me is to implant a spine stimulation device in my back to disrupt pain… read more
Or the smooth silicone gel implants and why? Pros and cons of both please
Question for anyone that has gotten an arm tattoo post lymph dissection on the effected side...did it cause you to develop lymphedema in that arm? I am really wanting to finish out my sleeve and am not trying to move to the other arm yet.
Please only answer if you personally have gotten one. I am looking for actual results/experiences, not opinions.
I finished chemotherapy on April 8th. Started Letrozole May 8th. Had reconstruction surgery on June 27. I just had a full blood workup 3 days ago when I had my woman's wellness annual exam. Results showed that my cholesterol and LDL levels increased to what's considered to be very high levels. My oncologist said it's too soon to evaluate blood related tests. And that my body can take a year to recover from chemo and estrogen reducing meds. Both of… read more