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Mar 21, 2019 09:59PM
keywestfan Thanks so much for sharing this update. We're all on your team, and it's good to hear that your MO is a good communicator, and that you're getting so much good information. For me, knowing all the facts helps me settle down a bit!
The worst I can say about the AI for me is some additional joint stiffness. It made me sleepy for one week and then that went away. No hair thinning.
nanette7fl So true. People who haven't had a BMX + TE cannot possibly know how huge it is. I was able to go out and do things and socialize by 4 weeks after surgery. First 2-3 weeks, no. At 4 weeks or so, I was comfortable and had energy and could do something like go out for a meal if I planned my exertion for the day. Could plan an outing each day by then, just not a huge day full of activity yet. Still had to rest a bit and didn't have back-to-normal energy until 6-8 weeks. I did walk every day, even starting Day 2 when I got home, just very short distances, and then I worked up to a bit more each day as I gained strength. By week 3 I was walking 2-3 miles. Slowly. Rested a lot the first 3-4 weeks, for sure. Naps for the first week or two.
3/2003, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, 0/2 nodes, ER+, HER2-
6/10/2003 3DCRT: Breast
8/8/2003 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
4/25/2018, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
5/22/2018 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
6/25/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
11/7/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
1/2/2019 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant