I had ex panders placed in my chest, not for reconstruction purposes but to lift my skin. Left ex pander had to be removed due to infection. Doctor said because of all the radiation I had was the reason it would not heal closed. I now have a major size hole that he has cut away at (removing the dead and infected skin). It is painful and drains. Has anyone had ex panders placed and removed and faced the same issues?
My face started to break out during my Taxol treatments and I've been done with chemo for about four weeks now and my face is still broke out. My cheeks are quite red and I have all these red bumps on my face below my eyes, nothing on the forehead, which I find strange. They are just red bumps, not pimples, and sometimes they itch. My dr doesn't have a clue and right now he's just asking me to put hydrocortizone on my face. It has helped a little, but some still remain.
I want to remove my real name...do I need to start over? I was diagnosed a year ago and signed up here. I have been terrified to write anything, but thought possibly today I could finally post. Now, that I see I was dumb enough to use my real name when signing up so I am even more imobilized!
I'm hoping someone is watching this before I chicken out again. I think I need help with bigger issues and just CANNOT write publicly! Please & thank you!!
Perhaps MyBCTeam should email a notification to all members that the FDA has announced that ALL breast implants can cause ALCL. This is a global women’s health crisis, Europe has banned and recalled textured breast implants and breast cancer ladies are getting reconstructions. They deserve to know this information that the FDA has sent out to all health care providers. Please make an announcement of this.
My 92 year old mother-in-law lives next door to my husband and I. She believes the government and pharmaceutical companies want to kill me. She said my doctors are bought by the drug companies. She is not supportive and even though I have told her I don't appreciate her opinion, she won't stop. My husband will not say a thing to her to support me. I feel so alone. I sure do appreciate my team here.
I have a double mastectomy without reconstruction. My doctor says they will not do any imaging to check if my cancer has returned unless i feel something different on my chest wall. After what i been through I would feel more comfortable having some kind of imaging so that if my cancer returns i could catch it early. Wondering if anyone here is experiencing what i am going through and what your doctors recommend. Thanks
I just need to figure out how to delete this account.
I recently diagnosed and have surgery scheduled for this Friday. Obviously my immediate family (so now extended family) know; my close friends know; and my employees know. But I'm struggling with whether to tell others... Like my regular customers, other friends I don't see often, etc. On the one hand, I hate the pity I see when I tell people. But on the other hand, I want to shout it out on facebook for all women to check themselves because it can happen to anyone. Thoughts?