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Six weeks post op - anyone not driving?

Hi All -

I'm three weeks post op from double mastectomy with tissue expanders and lat flap on left side. While it's been a rough three weeks, it is getting better. The big thing right now is driving (well except the pain that I'm just living with......). I'm supposed to return to work in three weeks. I don't feel even close to being able to drive. I know a lot can happen in three weeks - I'm curious if anyone has been through this and not been driving by six weeks.

Thanks!

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posted 1 day ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I am 6 weeks post double masectomy with lymph node removal. I finally feel I'm ready to drive, although I haven't yet. Will wait for clearance. I went… read more

posted about 3 hours ago
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Why are my nipples always erect and sore

I was diagnosed w/BC in June after my annual mammogram. Left breast lump was cancerous, right breast lump was a ((fibroid-whatever) non cancerous,they placed a marker there for future mammograms. My problem is my nipples are always erect and very sensitive. Other then that I have had a smooth recovery. Any one else had or have this problem?

posted 4 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Thank you

posted 3 days ago
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trying to decide re DIEP vs radiation. surgery set at UCLA and New Orleans- center for restorative care- any recommendations or advice

Surgery in New Orleans is Dr Sullivan surgery at UCLA is Dr Tseng

posted 5 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I wish you the best through your chemo. A positive attitude will take you far. Keep us updated.

posted 3 days ago
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Anyone on both Lexapro and Tamoxifen?

So I’m unclear....mixed opinions. I’ve been on Lexapro for anxiety since a July and just started taking Tamoxifen. My oncologist at MKS said there can be a very slight decrease in Tamoxifen effectiveness with Lexapro, but she is ok with it. She suggested Effexor instead, but will defer to a psychiatrist. My psychiatrist is hesitant to make the switch for a couple of reasons: 1) I am doing well on it 2) barely any reduced effectiveness 3) more difficult to get off Effexor and… read more

edited, originally posted 5 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I was on Zoloft when I was diagnosed the first time in 2013. My doctor switched it to lexapro because Zoloft had potential to interfere greatly (I… read more

posted about 20 hours ago
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Does any one know how long i hafe to wear a pre surgery bra for ?

posted 5 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

My surgeon’s office says do whatever is most comfortable. My incisions are still healing but I went flat.

posted 4 days ago
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Femara

Starting Femara Monday worried about side effects
How long b4 u noticed any side effects
My hair thinned so much from Chemo
worried about more hair loss as well as other side effects
Any advice?

posted 5 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Hair loss?
Other side effects
Sending

posted 1 day ago
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How long did it take you to get used to Tamoxifen? I'm still tired, and somewhat foggy brained on occasion.

posted 6 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I belong to a tamoxifen support group. People have a tendency to blame everything they are going through on tamoxifen. It really isn’t that bad

posted 4 days ago
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Suspicious opacities in left apex

Hi there, I had my chest xray last week for routine check up, there is a suspicious opacities in the left apex of my lungs, is anyone here experience the same? Stage 1a here on herceptin ( 14th cycle this week ) mrm last year september 2017
Thanks in advance

posted 6 days ago
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Why would you consider having a mastectomy?

I have been diagnosed with stage 1 triple negative and negative HER 2 Ductal carcinoma of the left breast.

I have no history of breast cancer in my family.

Why would you consider having a mastectomy and why?

Was it because your doctor or Oncologist suggested it?

posted 6 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I had DCIS in the left breast in 2012. In September, diagnosed stage 1, grade 3 triple negative in the right. I was offered lumpectomy, radiation, and… read more

posted 1 day ago
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Has anyone opted to stop Anastrozole. (Or other hormone recessive therapy) due to side effects?

posted 7 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I was on Anastrozole pills and Fulvestrant shots as part of a study before lumpectomy. last winter. I really struggled not with pain but severe… read more

posted 3 days ago
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