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Posted on: Apr 5, 2017 04:14PM

Artista928 wrote:

Saw my pcp today. Gallstone I already posted about is fine as is since no pain. When I saw her 3/22 I had UTI. Took the 5 day course of abx and could swear it didn't put a dent in it. No pain on urination but some burning around that area (not uretha)/discomfort in bladder area and up a bit---and side discomfort/pain around right kidney that strikes quick from time to time that quickly goes away. Did abdominal u/s (upper) and nothing to answer for these areas of discomfort. Did another UA today and it's fine there. So she's thinking maybe Tamox is irritating my fibroids in my uterus or making them bigger or maybe it's endometrial cancer if the lining is thickened for which they'd do a biopsy for. She did a visual pelvic exam and found nothing. So I'm scheduled for a pelvic u/s on 5/1 to see if it is something with my uterus. Anyone go through this?

Dx'd at 50. Doing it all, all by myself. Stopped Letrozole after 5 weeks. Debilitating se's. Back on Tamox now. Dx 6/2/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (DUAL) Surgery 8/6/2015 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/3/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 5/2/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 6/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 12/9/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 2/14/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 3/26/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Apr 5, 2017 09:30PM octogirl wrote:

oh no, Artista, sorry to hear this. I haven't had any similar issues, but just wanted to send a hug. Sending good thoughts that it will be something that is an easy fix....

Octogirl

Dx 6/18/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/16/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 9/9/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/15/2015 Hormonal Therapy 1/15/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 4/8/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Apr 5, 2017 10:17PM Artista928 wrote:

Thank you Octo, appreciate it. I hope it's just the fibroids flared up and just pull my uterus out already. I also have ovary cysts so maybe that, or both. I'm 52 in menopause and don't need any of these organs anymore. I had a horrible time on 5 wks of Letrozole so I'm back on Tamox. I assume if this is the culprit that they would take out the organ(s) so I can stay on Tamox. Don't know.

And like after my bmx, just before chemo--- my guinea pig has a few blood spots on her fleece bedding. So Fri I'm taking her in. It's like she doesn't want to be left out or something. The timing I tell ya! lol

Dx'd at 50. Doing it all, all by myself. Stopped Letrozole after 5 weeks. Debilitating se's. Back on Tamox now. Dx 6/2/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (DUAL) Surgery 8/6/2015 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/3/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 5/2/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 6/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 12/9/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 2/14/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 3/26/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Apr 11, 2017 09:04PM Notbuyingit wrote:

Have similar symptoms! Slight irritation down there - bladder pressure...had an ultrasound today inside & out - they say my endometrial lining is 1.1 cm & i need to have a biopsy. I am 60 - & did not take the hormone treatment - 4 yrs out & now scared shitless!! Could the nightmare be starting over?!

Let me know how your followup goes!

Dx 6/28/2013, ILC, Grade 2, 8/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 7/16/2013 Mastectomy: Left Targeted Therapy 9/10/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 9/10/2013 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 3/13/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Apr 11, 2017 09:11PM Artista928 wrote:

Oh dear. Pre chemo mine was 6 mm. Last Aug 4 mm 6 weeks into Tamox. Weird. For me I'm thinking the 4 fibroids (2 of them are 3 cm each) are the culprit but who knows being on Tamox. Hope it's the best case scenaro for you. I'll update this thread. I have the sucky pelvic u/s on 5/1 and results on 5/4. Will update this thread. You too, hope to read best case scenaro. :)

Dx'd at 50. Doing it all, all by myself. Stopped Letrozole after 5 weeks. Debilitating se's. Back on Tamox now. Dx 6/2/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (DUAL) Surgery 8/6/2015 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/3/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 5/2/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 6/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 12/9/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 2/14/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 3/26/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Apr 12, 2017 10:42PM Notbuyingit wrote:

my u/s showed multiple fibroids & a probable fluid filled fillopian tube ;(

I have just had so many things go wrong with my body since bc treatment....everytime i think i can get my life on track, something else happens.

Sorry to vent, just feeling down about another round of poking & prodding

Good luck

Dx 6/28/2013, ILC, Grade 2, 8/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 7/16/2013 Mastectomy: Left Targeted Therapy 9/10/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 9/10/2013 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 3/13/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Apr 12, 2017 10:47PM - edited Apr 12, 2017 10:52PM by Artista928

Sorry to hear. Vent away. I hear ya on the seemingly more issues after bc than during tx. Just went through a 3 hour echo and echo with dobutamine since I can't do treatmill stress test yesterday. With my lower abdominal pain and the way that IV made me feel (dizzy, nauseous) it was torment. Pcp did ekg as a standard annual exam and it came up abnormal, inverted T-waves. So since I had Adriamycin chemo she wanted to make sure it was benign. Had a visit with a card and thought was but not positive since heart skipped a beat here and there or did a double type beat. Hence was sent for full card exam. Card said doesn't see anything that stands out. She's not my card as mine was booked till June. She has a bedside manner of a robot so I'm keeping my 6/8 appt as my card gives me details, not just nothing seems wrong answers. I'm on "vacation" from appts until 5/1. Lower abdomen a bit angrier and a little more frequent today. Some days I think maybe I'm thinking it to be something, but then today I'm like uh, no. :/

Dx'd at 50. Doing it all, all by myself. Stopped Letrozole after 5 weeks. Debilitating se's. Back on Tamox now. Dx 6/2/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (DUAL) Surgery 8/6/2015 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/3/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 5/2/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 6/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 12/9/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 2/14/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 3/26/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jul 9, 2017 09:02PM GAMomma wrote:

Hello everyone.. I had a BMX in January. I had a few set backs but I am recovering fine. Let me back up a tad. My former Dr really.let.me down in November with a wrong diagnosis. This had started a very rocky trip for me. This same Dr called me in May asking why I have not been back and I've missed spots. First off I do not miss spots. I am extremely compliant. Last May I had a transverse ultrasound due to fibroids and extreme cycles. Nobody mentioned anything about a repeat. So when I saw them.last November and had my Mammo,they never even mentioned the U.S. then either. I was super pissed. I found a new GYN. Long story short I had a complete hysterectomy,a bladder tack,an anterior and posterior vaginal reconstruction.with the Leep procedure for cancer cells found on my cervix. After my 5 th baby ,well during labor,he was positioned weird and was premature and delivery was a mess. Scar tissue was created that has not healed. Anytime my hubby and I have sex I would tear,almost like an episitomy. So that was all done..vaginally. I currently have about 300 stitches. I am definitely in the same group of sick of being poked and prodded. I feel like anytime I see a doctor they find something else wrong. I have not even begun reconstruction. I have to heal from this first. My current gyn did not even consider it cancer nor a stage. It was past precancerous. One reason he did not prior to pathology because if the pathology is limited in cells then health care,life insurance , short term disability are easier to handle. Since I was having a complete hysterectomy he felt the big danger is taken out. I go back Friday for a check up and path results.

So anyone feeling like a science lab rat,I'm right there with you.

Dx 1/1/2017, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 1/16/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right

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