I’m 1 month out from bilateral mastectomy with immediate implants. The last week Ive had a burning, searing pain near my sternum on and off. Its gotten quite a bit worse and now im feeling a small soft lump, almost like a bubble under the skin. Its not discolored or visible but is painful to the touch and with certain movements like bending over. I also had 65cc of fluid removed from this breat 5 days ago. Really feeling like something is “off”. Anyone ever had anything like… read more
I know I've read that you can't take it when on Tamoxifen. My seasonal allergies are killing me and the only thing I can usually take is a half dose of children's benadryl to help. My oncologists office is closed and I can't seem to find anything online that says the two have any adverse reactions.
Hope you are all having a good day, and if not, are able to find some peace.
My breast surgeon recommends mammogram 6 months(Feb) after lumpectomy followed by radiation but my oncologist says to wait until June. Which one is correct and who should I listen to?
I finished active treatment Aug. 8 after surgery, chemo, and 28 rads. In the last two weeks my left breast has been painful every which way. You name it. Soreness, piercing pains, stabbing pain, general aching, bruise-like sensations, tingling, numbness, and more. It is a nuisance, but bearable. I’m just concerned it is too much. I’ve had some of these which were very infrequent in the first few months, but this is almost constant.
When I lost my hair, my oncologist told me my nose would constantly run. I finished my chemo a week ago and as the weather is changing my nose is just running more and more to the point I'm almost afraid to go out in public for fear of dripping. Will this be my new normal or can I expect it to go away as time passes?
So my lymphedema therapist is having me order a custom compression sleeve and glove. She is recommending Jobst Elvarex soft. I have very mild swelling at times, so this is more preventative for flying and if I’m doing repetitive/heavy activities. She said this is the “gold standard” that she gets best results with. It is rather thick and in custom, it is only available in ugly beige or black choices. I’m taking black. The beige looks to medical to me.
However, I… read more