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Dec 2, 2012 03:39AM
Day, I too thought that chiropracters were basically flakes, but I had pain in my shoulders & my neighbour convinced me to go - once. She was able to relieve my shoulder pain with a few treatments & gave me some direction on how to avoid injuring myself again, I am a believer.
I was quite athletic as well. I spent my chemo & rads time strengthening my back with weight lifting & rowing. I also built a stone wall by myself & painted my entire 2 storey home during this time.
I met another woman through my PS, she too had Bilateral LD & she is very happy. Now she isn't as active as I am, but I know that she doesn't have much residual pain or tightness, although she did have quite a bit of tightness for a year or so.
The one thing I like about BCO is that we all get to share our experiences & hopefully someone will get some help or tip from anothers experience. I am sorry that some of you are suffering so badly. I wonder if the PS's technique has any bearing on pain & tightness.
The other bit of info I can add is that I had terrible pain from both AI's & tamoxifen & discovered that I am allergic to some of the fillers & once I found a brand which didn't have those fillers my pain disappeared. Prior to that I was a wreak, it was like I was an 80 y/o with severe arthritis. I could barely walk up the stairs some days. HTH - GG
Bilateral breast cancer, IDC, 3 1/2 cm, Stage 2 Grade 2, 4/12 nodes, ER+/PR+,
10/2008, IDC, Both, 3cm, Stage IIb, Grade 2, 3/9 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
10/2008, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 2, 7/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
5/14/2014, IDC, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
09/06/2009 Arimidex (chemical name: anastrozole, class: aromatase inhibitor)
, Tamoxifen in pill form (brand names: Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone, class: selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM))
05/19/2014 Arimidex (chemical name: anastrozole, class: aromatase inhibitor)
07/05/2009 Whole-breast radiation
01/08/2009 Mastectomy of one or both breasts: Mastectomy of my left breast, Mastectomy of my right breast; Lymph node removal (also called dissection): Underarm (axillary) lymph node removal (also called dissection)
, Sentinel lymph node removal (also called dissection)
, Lymph node removal (also called dissection) on my left side
, Lymph node removal (also called dissection) on my right side
02/01/2009 Cytoxan (chemical name: cyclophosphamide), Fluorouracil (also called 5-fluorouracil or 5-FU; brand name: Adrucil)
, Methotrexate (brand names: Amethopterin, Mexate, Folex)
, Taxotere (chemical name: docetaxel)