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Posted on: Feb 20, 2017 01:27AM - edited Feb 21, 2017 01:04PM by laurara

laurara wrote:

anyone interested in 4 hypothermia gel caps? I used them once. Unfortunately they didn't work for me.

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Feb 24, 2017 10:04PM tsoebbin wrote:

yes, please! My mother started chemo Wednesday.

I am 52 and Love Travel, My Family and Friends, and Life in General! Dx 4/4/2016, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Dx 5/11/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/11/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 6/28/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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Feb 26, 2017 05:32PM laurara wrote:

honestly, it may be too late to start the caps if she already started chemo. You need to use the caps while the chemo drugs are going through. Please let me know if you are still interested.

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Feb 26, 2017 10:14PM tsoebbin wrote:

She's on every other week cycle. So she has 10 or 12 days I think until her next treatment. I should like her to give him a try, if there is any chance they would work.

I am 52 and Love Travel, My Family and Friends, and Life in General! Dx 4/4/2016, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Dx 5/11/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/11/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 6/28/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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Feb 27, 2017 02:21AM laurara wrote:

Because she did not wear them for the first treatment, I'm thinking that her hair will most likely fall out. If you start the caps at the next treatment, you need to do the following..... Get a cooler with dry ice. You will need to use gloves to get a new cap every half hour. Your hands will burn if you don't use gloves. Her head and ears will get extremely cold. I actually put a maxi pad on my forehead so my forehead wouldn't freeze! I used them on my first treatment, but my hair still came out, so I stopped using them.

It is up to you if you still want me to send them. They are supposed to be used from the start of chemo. I just think that because you didn't use them the first time, it probably won't help except maybe it will stop further hair loss?? Please let me know if you still want them.


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Feb 27, 2017 06:55AM MinusTwo wrote:

tsoebbin - I think Laurara is correct. if you don't start out using the caps before any chemo enters your body, it will not work. I expect your mother will be loosing her hair shortly after the 2nd treatment.

I started icing my fingernails from the beginning. I didn't start on my toe nails until the second treatment. Result - I lost my two big toenails.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Feb 27, 2017 07:32AM tsoebbin wrote:

Thanks for the details, I think we should pass. I'd hate to get her hopes up.

You're very generous for offering!

I am 52 and Love Travel, My Family and Friends, and Life in General! Dx 4/4/2016, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Dx 5/11/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/11/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 6/28/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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Apr 29, 2017 11:07PM IrishLuck wrote:

Hi Laurara, I am interested in your gel caps if you still have them. Thanks

Dx 1/2011, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Dx 1/2015, DCIS/IDC: Papillary, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/30/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Dx 4/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery Lumpectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy Surgery Lumpectomy: Left Surgery Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting

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