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Feb 1, 2018 12:05AM
Yeah, I'm not supposed to drink much at all, according to my onco, no more than 3 glasses a week. I usually don't drink during the week, and I have tons of wine collecting dust on my wine rack!!! So, I usually wait until I'm out with friends, and have two, or three glasses. I tell myself that equals my limit of three during the week. Uggggh, I'm so tired of meds. Before I had Reece, I wouldn't take a pill for a headache, well after I had her, I had postpartum depression for six weeks, then several years later, diagnosed with chronic depression. The docs think there could be a correlation with my earlier postpartum. Not sure. Wanted more kids, but didn't work out. Maybe God thought one was enough for me. So, I envy moms who have more than one. But then again, my 15 year old is enough at times for two kids😂😂😂. I take klonipin, lamictal, zocor( for cholesterol) tramadol, when needed, ambien( don't think I could live without it. And supposedly Ambien is not addictive!!!! What a lie!!! Oh, and tamoxifen for 10 years. I'm a walking drugstore.
So glad you got your drain tubes out. I know you feel much better. Now as far as radiation goes, does your onco want you to do it? If so, why? In my case, I didn't need chemo, but after two opinions, had radiation. So, I had to get my tissue expander filled pretty quickly. If I would've had chemo, I doubt I would have radiation. Not going to lie, it does irritate skin, but on me, I was very burned under my arm. But, I didn't feel it, due to the numbness from my mascectomy, and 13 lymph nodes taken. What I'm irritated about is waiting six months to get this damn expander out, and get the final implant in. Then, the other saggy boob will be lifted to match my implant. That will be a two hour surgery, then another two months, nipple reconstruction. What a joy breast cancer is🙄🙄. I just hope it turns out good, heard good, and bad results.
Great to hear your hair is growing. I've heard, and seen that the hair comes back grey, or black. I've also read that many women's hair comes back curly, and better than it was before. I know a young college student who shaved her long dark hair in supporting breast cancer. What a trooper!!! I can't think of any young woman, no cancer, who would do that. Now, her hair is growing back, it's short, and hasn't grown in months. She's taking it in stride, and says "oh, well" I would do it again. At that age, I was too vain.
You also mentioned tamoxifen. Are you going to take it? I think that's the only hormone therapy for premenopausal women, not sure. I know with postmenopausal, there's more choices, but, of course, with it's own side effects.
Faith, I'm sorry to hear about your daughter not doing well in school. Now, when it comes to grades, Paul, my ex, and I are strict about that. She's a freshman, and knock on wood, doing very well. What worries me, is she has a boyfriend. She thinks she's in love. Of course, I tell her she will go through many changes with boys, and she doesn't want to hear it. When this ends, she'll be heartbroken, and I worry she might get sidetracked. Now, she's very strong minded, and stubborn. Why is it teens can be hard??? I miss those baby, and toddler years. I know you love your kids, and I think you will be able to be close with them again. Do you think seeing a family counselor will help? Damn that husband of yours. I know I shouldn't say that. Can't help it!! Sorry I've gone on and on, you're easy to talk to, well write. Keep me posted. It's midnight, and still wide awake!!! I'm also on the insomnia thread some. That one is busy. Hard to keep up.
2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
3/29/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left
4/22/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
7/17/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall