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Zometa Infusion Tips

Zometa Infusion Tips

Hi,
I will be having my first Zometa infusion (to protect my bones while on the AI) next week and I'm getting a little nervous. I've heard the first infusion can be the worst, in terms of bad flu-like side effects. I've received different advice on how to prepare -- endocrinologist said to take Tylenol the day before, day of, and after. Oncologist said ibuprofen. Have read online about Claritin working. For those of you who have gone through it, what would you recommend? How can I best… read more

A MyBCTeam Member said:

For AC I was told to expect flu-like symptoms. After I checked with my oncologist that it was safe, I took Claritin the day before and daily day of and… read more

posted 1 day ago

Dog Ear Surgery Recovery Time

Dog Ear Surgery Recovery Time

Hi all - I am having surgery Monday to fix dog ears from my BMX two years ago. After all the surgeries I’ve been through, I’m thinking this is a quick recovery. I assume lifting will be limited, but can I raise my arms? How long is the recovery?

Thanks!

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Wishing you a speedy recovery Inthegrey. Prayers for your surgery on Monday. You’ll do great.

posted about 2 hours ago

Am I Paranoid?

Am I Paranoid?

The chemo treatments shrunk my tumor by 40-50%, I’m devestated because people kept telling me that the cancer will be gone after chemo, and clearly it’s not!

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I didnt see my doctor on my last chemo infusion, I wont see her untill Nov..and my doctor who did my ultrasound said he thought it would’ve shrunk more.… read more

posted 1 day ago

Preparing For Exchange Surgery

Preparing For Exchange Surgery

I'm told the recovery process is way easier for the exchange to implant surgery than it was for mastectomy. Any advice going into it? What is a realistic view of downtime/when to be able to lift over 5 lbs, etc.?

Thanks in advance!

A MyBCTeam Member said:

@A MyBCTeam Member I really didn’t feel much of anything with my exchange. The only place I really felt a little sore was where he did lipo to put fat… read more

posted 3 days ago

Children... Yes Or No??

Children... Yes Or No??

I am reaching out to those ladies who may have been told that they should not have children having had breast cancer, but made the decission to do so anyway. I am 41 years old, and almost 3 years cancer free (will hit that milestone in a few weeks). Before all the treatments I did not have my eggs gathered in fear that i didn't have time. I wanted to get started with the treatments as soon as possible. I had a talk with my Doctor today and she told me that she has had patients who… read more

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Thank you so very much! This is a decission that has been weighing heavily on my mind for years. I've been doing a lot of research and I have a… read more

posted 2 days ago

Tamoxifen Brands

Tamoxifen Brands

Hello all. I have been taking Tamoxifen for 5 years now and have had the same brand Wockhardt the whole time. Recently the pharmacy have been having problems getting this. Has anyone else had this problem?

Next question if I can’t get this brand what other brands have you all been taking that you would recommend? I live in the UK.

Thanks

Elaine

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Im in the UK and the ones i have been getting are also Wockhardt. I did have another kind at 1 point but can remember what they are called. Its a shame… read more

posted 5 days ago

Any Humorous/uplifting Tshirts?

Any Humorous/uplifting Tshirts?

Does anyone have any funny or uplifting shirts related to this? The humor can be sassy or dark. I am just looking at humor ad a good coping mechanism rightv now I guess!

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Hello. I’ve got one that says yes it’s fake my real one tried to kill me.

posted 5 days ago

Recurrence

Recurrence

Hi everyone! 10 year survivor here. ILC stage 2 ER/PR + Her2-. Have had questionable mammograms in past, one requiring a biopsy. Most recent showed 2 new nodules, 1 in each breast, bilateral biopsy scheduled for 9/16. My question is for anyone how had recurrence how long after initial diagnosis did you have recurrence? Mammogram time causes my anxiety to go sky high every year.

*****update----well results in, right breast negative. Left breast IDC. Calling surgeon tomorrow. Guess I'll be a 2 time… read more

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Yes, the anxieties are real. The hubs and I were talking last night about an upcoming appt 9/30 and he was making me promise that I share about a bone… read more

posted 7 days ago

2nd Excision

2nd Excision

I am about to have my second excision. First one produced three clear margins, but one clear was under one millimeter period has anyone else had three three excisions? And did the third one produce clear margins?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I hated radiation, but I took it as a necessary evil. It goes quickly, and I Had the best, kindest techs.

posted 7 days ago

I Am Being Take Off Letrozole And Changed To Aromasin. I Am Worried About Side Effects

I Am Being Take Off Letrozole And Changed To Aromasin. I Am Worried About Side Effects

Does anyone have experience with this drug. Letrozole raised my BP and cholesterol gaining weight, sad , and bone pain .

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Im on letrozol and I'm gaining weight quickly. Also have bone pain, depression, and higher bp.

posted 8 days ago
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