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Forum: Breast Cancer with Another Diagnosis or Comorbidity — Meet others who have breast cancer but also have another health diagnosis/comorbidity such as diabetes, MS, bipolar disorder, HIV or AIDS, Parkinson's Disorder, schizophrenia, etc.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2018 05:18PM

Crosbyfan1987 wrote:

anyone on here have this?

Dx 1/31/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/12/2018 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
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Apr 3, 2018 06:41PM Denise-G wrote:

My sister had a frozen shoulder after Lumpectomy and lymph node removal.

She had to go to physical therapy which really helped her.

www.denise4health.wordpress.com my BC Blog with over 200 informative posts about all aspects of BC - stop by! Myself, my mom, and sister were all diagnosed with BC within 3 years. What a ride! Dx 10/10/2011, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 9/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 11/22/2011 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 12/26/2011 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 2/27/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 10/10/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 4, 2018 02:02AM Cowgirl13 wrote:

I have had it several times and physical therapy helped get rid of it.

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the Devil says: 'Oh crap! She's up! Dx 5/28/2009, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 6/16/2009 Chemotherapy 8/3/2009 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/21/2009 Hormonal Therapy 2/22/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 17, 2018 09:27PM - edited Apr 17, 2018 09:28PM by Icietla

Yes. Two.

My latest (Stage IVB) diagnosis is almost certainly of another distant primary type. To the best of my information and belief, I am still apparently what we call NED as to breast cancer, doubtless thanks to Letrozole. Dx 2/12/2016, ILC, Right, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/19/2016 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2016 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 4/25/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 8/2018, Stage IV
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Apr 18, 2018 08:29AM TWills wrote:

Yes, severe frozen shoulder at that. I had what’s called manual manipulation surgery. No cutting but the orthopedic surgeon under anesthesia manipulated my shoulder around breaking up all of the “stuff” that causes the shoulder to stiffen up or freeze. PT for frozen shoulder can take a while to work and I was in a time constraint because I was about to have my reconstruction surgery, so I opted for the manipulation surgery. Woke up with 95% of my mobility back and was able to get my arm in position for the reconstruction surgery and started PT as soon as I was healed enough so it wouldn’t freeze again. Basically it’s like doing months of PT all at once and while asleep. I think for severe frozen shoulders it’s a great option. I’ve been told over and over that it’s very common to have shoulder issues after any type of surgery to the breasts/chest. Good luck, hope you get some relief!

Dx 11/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/13/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 2/2/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 7/10/2017 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 7/31/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Surgery 8/27/2017 Hormonal Therapy 11/8/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/2/2018 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Aug 9, 2018 09:35PM - edited Sep 21, 2018 01:41PM by LillyDuff

Yep. Slowly my shoulder began to get stiff over the months following surgery and Radiation Therapy. I went to PT for a month and it seemed to be resolved. Then, within two months, worse than before despite continuing the recommended exercises at home. After consulting with the RO, MO, and BS regarding my shoulder issues as well as a seroma in the axilla, I was finally sent to an Orthopedic surgeon who plans to do the manipulation soon. Frozen shoulder is very painful and can take a while to diagnose. MRI is the best to demonstrate the fluid around the shoulder joint. (My insurance kept declining the authorization so it was a lot of waiting.) If I knew I would end up having the manipulation in the end, I would have skipped right to the Orthopedic surgeon first but didn't know what I was dealing with. I'm nine months out from surgery and six months out from completing Radiation Therapy if this helps anyone as far as a timeline. I'm nervous about the procedure as it seems like a stone age technique, but if it works, so be it!

Update:

Had the manipulation under sedation last week, and am now in PT for two weeks. The ortho. said my arm/shoulder cracked and popped during the procedure.(cringe!!!!)Shocked Now, it is much better and my range of motion is almost back 100%. There is still some stiffness as well, but it has improved significantly! I do think the PT is important to go through as follow up. I have been given a great set of home exercises to use for the long term as well!

Dx 4/25/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 5/15/2017 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 5/16/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 5/16/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 11/14/2017 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 11/14/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 1/25/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 7/18/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 9/30/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Aug 9, 2018 10:20PM - edited Aug 9, 2018 10:20PM by voraciousreader

i wish you well! I had the procedure too and it worked like a charm. Before the procedure, I dreaded sleeptime! The thought of lying down almost brought me to tears! It was THAT painful. I also had bone spurs, so I didn't have too much trouble getting insurance approval. Keep us posted..

Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)
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Aug 10, 2018 08:41AM TWills wrote:

I am so happy with my results from my manual manipulation. It felt better immediately!

Dx 11/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/13/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 2/2/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 7/10/2017 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 7/31/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Surgery 8/27/2017 Hormonal Therapy 11/8/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/2/2018 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Aug 10, 2018 04:32PM - edited Aug 10, 2018 04:33PM by voraciousreader


Yay! Yep! Immediately

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Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)
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Aug 15, 2018 09:52AM Mombiz4 wrote:

Did you have discomfort from the manipulation.?Doctor said I would have a nerve block that lasts 2 days after procedure

I’m scheduled for Sept 19 for the manipulation. Having pain since Sept, 2017. Went thru several weeks of PT that helped but it slowly came back.

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Aug 15, 2018 11:00AM TWills wrote:

I had zero pain afterward. I was shocked because I was prepared for major pain when the nerve block wore off. I had prepared meds and water on my bed side table expecting to wake up in pain. I was pretty restless the night of my procedure because it’s hard to sleep in a sling and I could tell the block was wearing off so i cautiously took the sling off and moved my arm around in ways I havent been able to in a while and had zero pain. Husband was shocked as well, he was prepared for me to wake up in pain. I would think that some discomfort is normal, I just didn’t have any. My ortho said I had it about as bad as he’d seen.

Dx 11/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/13/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 2/2/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 7/10/2017 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 7/31/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Surgery 8/27/2017 Hormonal Therapy 11/8/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/2/2018 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Aug 15, 2018 12:47PM voraciousreader wrote:

me too! When the block wore off, I felt great. I did go first physical therapy afterwards and till this day, still do shoulder strengthening and stretching exercises.

Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)

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