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Oct 27, 2020 08:18AM
You have been through so much.
Do you live in/near a big city with many medical facilities? I HOPE you can still find a dr that can help with pain management. Since you dont do well with most meds, isnt there a way to lessen the pain locally?? A topical or local pain reliever? The thought of an injectable would make you cringe, but if it is an option, it might be worth it? Drs treat arthritis, bursitis, back pain, etc with injections that hurt at the moment, but do alleviate pain for a long time after.
I understand your desire to feel good about appearance, but I'd opt for loose tops, scarves, vests, anything rather than wear a bra!
Sending best wishes from NYC
1998, DCIS, Stage 0
3/17/1998 Lumpectomy: Left
6/2000, ILC, Stage IA, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
7/10/2000 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel
2/11/2001 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
2/11/2006 Femara (letrozole)
2/2014, ILC, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
3/24/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
5/1/2014 AC + T (Taxol)
11/19/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
1/13/2015 Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
5/27/2015 Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap, Silicone implant
2/21/2016 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction