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Aug 31, 2018 09:54AM
Howdy, after reading this forum a little just wanted to pop in and say hello. I have good days and bad with anxiety. I am having only minor issues from all the treatments:
Surgery: Still have a seroma-has shrunk tremendously however what's left feels like a lump! I'm sure it's normal could also be a scar tissue I feel
Radiation: Breast healed very quick. Have had and still have skin rashes on left arm and around my collarbone, but cortisone cream and lotion is helping. I go back to the RO in 2 weeks I hope it's gone by then. Itching is annoying but I feel fine and will deal with it as long as I have to.
Hormone therapy: I'm 60 days in and that little 1mg white pill is thinning my hair and I have minimal joint aches-it's funny the one spot it went was my right elbow. Most days are fine. EXERCISE helps greatly. Must keep moving!!! I slacked off being away last weekend at the beach and this week was too hot and humid, once back on schedule will be better and not feeling any of these SEs will rid me of some anxiety.
I also feel that once past the 1yr mark, getting through the next testing and follow ups the anxiety should lessen. At least until Feb. '19 when I'm due to start Prolia injections! LOL That's a long way off though.........There's fall, football, family, and holidays so no use worrying about that now.
Stay well everyone, stay defiant and tough!!!
12/14/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
1/16/2018, LCIS, Right
1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
4/10/2018 Whole-breast: Breast
6/25/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)