It seriously looked like my breast had grown back. I’ve been on two full courses of Cipro to alleviate the cellulitis (IF that’s what it was), and the swelling has mostly gone down, but the entire area has been very red, sore, and warmer to touch than the rest of my chest.
I was 3/4 to my first cancer Birthday when we found cancer in my spine. June 20 is my cancer birthday for my… read more
@A MyBCTeam Member MRI and CT are Monday. I have an extremely busy stressful week coming at work as we are expecting surveyors to be there looking over everything all week. I sent an email to my doc that I don't want any results good or bad until Friday.
I am so sorry about your spine met and breast issues. It just doesn't seem to stop. Maybe it won't be three as I am always waiting for "the other shoe to drop." so two is enough!!! Maybe keep a journal and write on things you are grateful for. One day at a time. I feel like I can only plan 3 months at a time. Living each day is important. I bought a bunch of earrings to give my favorite people who have helped me. I'm needing to thank a bunch of ladies!
@A MyBCTeam Member My breast MRI and chest ct were ok. I do have a large seroma in my breast. I am still having pain 8/10 so my next step is thoracic MRI and a consult at a chronic pain clinic. I thank God for my great Internal Medicine doctor as she is pursuing this. The oncologist says it is not breast cancer but he doesn't know what it is and I am his only patient like this--not reassuring. I am not sure if he thinks it's all in my head. I am very frustrated along with pain and suffering.
@A MyBCTeam Member Sorry, I just saw this - I hope you are feeling better. As for me, we started with doxycycline, then went to Cipro for twenty days, now I’m on Bactrim going on my 12th day. I had swelling, pain, and angry red skin that was hot to touch compared to the other side. My surgeon actually aspirated 120 ccs of what looked like lymphatic fluid, and sent a culture to the lab - but there was no growth. Ugh... the most random crap happens to me. I can’t wait to find out what this is, and get rid of it once and for all.
CVS in my area is awful - always have interns or inexperienced techs. And they never have enough staff working. So when I go in - even after I’ve received the text message saying my Rx is ready - I STILL always have to wait for them to either FIND it, or finish filling it. Or they tell me they don’t have enough in stock to fill my Rx today - can I come back in a couple days? So annoying!!!
Please keep in touch regarding the fibrosis or whatever is going on - I’ll be thinking of you, be strong, straighten that crown and give ‘em hell!!!- Hollz😉
I'm having lymphedema of lumpectomy breast, pain, slight redness. They mammogrammed and ultrasounded it and its ok, but they want to do a breast MRI and chest CT because I have so much pain in my ribs. They think I might have fibrosis of my lung from radiation. I was given a prescription for Norco as I am consuming 9-12 Aleves and 4-6 tylenols a day. CVS won't fill it because the doctor is from out of town and her office was closed when they called. Even though I have other prescriptions from her filled there. I'm a little cranky as the pharmacist was very unsympathetic and flatly said to me "Have a good night." I am thinking of lobbying the state to make a law that pharmacy students spend a certain number of hours working with chronic pain patients.