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How To Get Comfortable Sleeping On Side With Expanders?

How To Get Comfortable Sleeping On Side With Expanders?

I was so excited to get rid of the extra pillows that were keeping me on my back at night , but when I turned on my side was terrible. Like I was laying on a softball. I have the mastectomy pillow didn't help.

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Nothing has worked but getting closer to real implant every day. I have figured out part of my problem is the cording and that is slowly getting better… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Radiation Payment

Radiation Payment

Hi ladies,
Under the no stupid question rule.....when you get radiation treatments do you pay a copay every day or is it billed to your insurance as a set number of treatments?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Ask the place of treatment to submit to insurance first then bill you if any balances. Most insurances pay a good portion of treatments needed for BC.… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Scar

Scar

Got the ok to use something on my scars, which works better scar away, mederma or vitamin c ?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

That is what mine said to , I was hoping with all the experience on here might find out one was faster or something. For now I had some vitamin e… read more

posted about 2 months ago

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 about 2 months 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:

Oncologists are medical scientists who weigh the benefits against the risks depending on each patient’s diagnosis. I always try to follow their… read more

posted 18 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
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