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Worried About Post Surgery Toddler Care

Worried About Post Surgery Toddler Care

Sorry for second question very similar. How long before you could drive after exchange surgery? Also, my toddler is super rough with me and I keep having visiins of pulled stitches *even dreamt about it* and I'm freaking out. Do they heal faster than they did after mastectomy? I know I can ask surgeon but she is not me , never healed from it before with a toddler in tow

A MyBCTeam Member said:

There would be more area to heal I would think after a mastectomy. But you will still have that suture line. Some people heal quicker than others. I… read more

posted 19 days ago

Did Anyone Decide Not Take Hormone Pills Arimidex And Not Have Radiation After Lumpectomy?

Did Anyone Decide Not Take Hormone Pills Arimidex And Not Have Radiation After Lumpectomy?

I am trying to decide if I want to take Arimidex and radiation after lumpectomy? I am afraid of what the drug and radiation will do to my body. Are there significant side effects? Can doctors do blood tests to measure the amount of estrogen still in your body since I have already gone through menopause?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I started off on Anasterzole the nurses said just tell the dr you have hot flashes as they can give you something for it. I switched to Leterzole… read more

posted 2 days ago

Pregnancy After Chemo

Pregnancy After Chemo

Hi, its been almost a year and a half since my last chemo round and my husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for the last few months. As of recently we did a frozen embryo transfer that failed to implant. We're waiting a few months to try again but in the mean time we are try naturally. What has been some of your experiences trying to conceive after chemo. Thanks

A MyBCTeam Member said:

@A MyBCTeam Member found this link, hope it helps explain the difference for you

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/und...

But please- don't go… read more

posted 24 days ago

What's It Like To Have Your Ovaries Removed And Go On Arimidex Or Similar Drug?

What's It Like To Have Your Ovaries Removed And Go On Arimidex Or Similar Drug?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

One more thing before I forget. I got a cooling mattress pad from Chilipad for my side of the bed (it has a little cooling unit that comes w/ it that… read more

posted 28 days ago

How Many Feel Safer Choosing A Mastectomy When A Lumpectomy Is A Viable Option?

How Many Feel Safer Choosing A Mastectomy When A Lumpectomy Is A Viable Option?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

@A MyBCTeam Member Same here, a single mastectomy, the hospital gave me Tramadol, but OTC Tylenol worked just as well. Much easier than I thought it… read more

posted 20 days ago

How Long Did Everyone Who Had Genetic Testing Have To Wait For Results

How Long Did Everyone Who Had Genetic Testing Have To Wait For Results

A MyBCTeam Member said:

2 weeks. Also got results over the phone. I am one of the special 2% that have one of the genes they are still learning about .

posted 24 days ago

What Is The Recovery From A Mastectomy Like?

What Is The Recovery From A Mastectomy Like?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I have asked that question and the only answer I get is depends on how big you want to be. Makes sense but would like to know how many fill ups to make… read more

posted 24 days ago

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:

Usually if you are postmenopausal they don’t give tamoxifen because of the risk of blood clots. I chose to do prolia for bone issues. It is an injection… read more

posted 4 days 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:

Hope you have a speedy recovery.

posted about 1 month 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 about 1 month ago
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