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Nov 21, 2019 08:15AM
Well CONGRATULATIONS Di! Another milestone! Ain't no stoppin' her now! Hah! I remember going back for the last time to have my Mammosite Device yanked out! I mean taken out... It had only been in for a little over a week, but that was so much better I thought than going for many weeks for radiation....
Do they still even DO that? My SIL, had breast-cancer right before I did, and that's what she had, so I asked about it, and I was a good candidate for it... The location, grade, size, etc. determined if you could get this...
They implant this "device" into the pocket, after removing the tumor, then the tubes hang out, and twice a day you go in, and they connect you to this machine, and little radiation "seeds" are sent through the tubes into the expanded pocket, and after a few minutes of fooling around in there, they are pulled back through, and you get to go home....
Really only side effect was being so TIRED that week... but what other gals go through with radiation, not to mention chemo!
Isn't it a miracle of what we go through, and then look back on? I just thank God for "today" and always pray for a million more tomorrows..... together.
Don't walk ahead of me, I might not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not want to lead. Just walk beside me & be my friend.
11/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+