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Topic: Mona Lisa Touch Wed. Hope fixes Incontinence/uncomfortable sex!

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Posted on: Mar 5, 2017 12:06AM

macb04 wrote:

Hi, haven't seen much recently about this, so thought I would start up a new thread. I am 4 years out since all this misery started. Pushed me abruptly into menopause. I used to love sex, not always exciting, but still enjoyed it, way to be close to DH. Taking vaginal Estriol 2 or 3 times per week. It has helped with my vaginal dryness, but keep getting UTI's every time we have sex. Also I leak a little bit of urine when I am on my way to the toilet. The Urge Incontinence doesn't happen every time, but enough to really make me mad. I wish my stupid insurance would pay for this problem they created with their stupid"treatment "


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Mar 5, 2017 05:48PM gardengypsy wrote:

mac~ I am waiting to here that your world is a more sensual place!! Was this prescribed by an MD? How much did it cost?
Dx 10/29/2015, ILC/IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/3/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 1/9/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 5/23/2016 Hormonal Therapy 5/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 6/5/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Mar 5, 2017 08:13PM macb04 wrote:

Not prescribed, wish it was and would be covered by insurance. It will cost me a mint, $2500. That is the cost for 3 procedures at least 6 weeks apart. I go for it this Wednesday. I hope it isn't too uncomfortable/painful, although I would put up with that if it works. Other women said it wasn't bad. I am crossing my fingers.

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Mar 20, 2017 07:58AM trinigirl50 wrote:

Hi Macbo4

I would be forever grateful if you let us know how things turn out once you've had the procedure. I am considering doing it and would appreciate some feedback.


thank you!


trinigirl50 Dx 3/7/2015, ILC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 20/24 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 3/7/2015 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 4/13/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Hormonal Therapy 9/14/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole), Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 10/1/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Mar 20, 2017 11:42AM lekker wrote:

I don't mean to hijack this thread, but I've been wondering for a while - why isn't this covered by insurance? Viagra is covered and there's absolutely no medical benefit to that the waythere is with incontinence issues and Mona Lisa. Seriously!

Colorectal carcinoma in situ January 2000 (age 30), and now this... Dx 7/2012, ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/5/2012 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 10/2/2012 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 3/11/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 4/10/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Mar 21, 2017 12:39AM macb04 wrote:

Ha! leker. You are so right! Of Course Viagra is paid for. It is critical to the health, and wealth of our great nation that men should ALWAYS be able to get it up! (Pardon my burning sarcasm) Remember incontinent women like us can always wear adult diapers. SHUDDERRRRRRRRRR.

Trinigirl50, I had the 1st session about 2 weeks ago, and go for the second in about a month.She numbed up my vulva for 5 minutes, then she treated myvaginal and vulvar areas. In actuality, I felt very little at the time of the procedure. I was worried it would hurt, but really felt very little. That night I was kind of irritated at the opening to the vagina, and felt a dull throbbing ache in my vagina that wasn't too bad. The doctor gave me this special cream she has compounded to help with discomfort. I paid 30 dollars more for that, but I think it helped me be more comfortable. Also, I poured water over my vaginal area when I had to pee, because I was worried it might sting.

The next day I was pretty comfortable. I have to say, no real changes yet, maybe slightly less Urge incontinence, but not really sure. Just waiting to see what kind of improvement I'll get after the next 2 treatments.

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24 hours ago trinigirl50 wrote:

Thank you for the update! Please do keep me posted. I will have to travel to US to do this, so I am really interested in finding a 'real' person who's done it. I know not everyone will have the same results but...




trinigirl50 Dx 3/7/2015, ILC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 20/24 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 3/7/2015 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 4/13/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Hormonal Therapy 9/14/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole), Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 10/1/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes

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