Breast Cancer Question

Why do I get cold so easily?

I always get cold easily, but since the mastectomy, the backs of my upper arms and my chest, both across the tops of my breasts and my chest, get this tightening, shivery cold that hurts. I curl up into myself at work and I find a blanket across me helps a lot in the evenings. My home is not cold, my family is walking around in t-shirts and no socks, but I am huddled under this blanket. I always make sure to bring a light sleeved jacket or sweater wherever I go. I did have lymph nodes… read more

edited, originally posted over 3 years ago by A MyBCTeam User

I was always cold for the first 4 months. I think it is just a combination of the surgery and our body reacting to the trauma of the surgery.

posted over 3 years ago

@A MyBCTeam User: Normal breasts are made up of fat, which is an insulator. Remove that, and you are left with nothing to keep the cold out. I have noticed that I am… read more

edited, originally posted over 3 years ago

I used a muscle rub like ICYHOT. I figured that maybe it was partly a circulation issue. They deadened a lot of nerve endings with the surgeries.

posted over 3 years ago

Thanks, everyone, for all the insight and thoughts. I love knowing I'm not alone...
@A MyBCTeam User, I've been rolling around some foob warmer ideas with the Coobie.… read more

edited, originally posted over 3 years ago

LOL. that's a brilliant idea! Since mastectomy bras already have slots to hold something... maybe we could make one of those work.

Anyone watch Double Divas? They make… read more

posted over 3 years ago

@A MyBCTeam User, that is a GREAT ideal! You should contact them... I love that show.. Plus, don't you know they would make a better bra for those of us who decide not… read more

edited, originally posted over 3 years ago

OK, So I reached out to the Double Divas! I asked for a bra to help us out! Let's see what, if anything, they say! I just wish that I had spoken sooner! For some… read more

posted over 3 years ago

wow! keep us posted!

posted over 3 years ago

SWEET! @A MyBCTeam User you ROCK! Definitely keep us posted. If they take on this challenge, I cannot WAIT to see what the mad inventor lady creates. She just cracks… read more

edited, originally posted over 3 years ago

Yea, that is so much fun! We ALL need a little fun every now and then!

posted over 3 years ago
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