Dec 2, 2018 09:45AM Tpralph wrote:
Hi Dodgersgirl, pink, nancy53 and all the other 2017'ers . I thought I'd check in as it has been awhile. Been staying away as have been in denial that this whole crap happened.
was dx march 2017 and doing fairly well since. Had my ALND a year ago and then dx with lymphedema in the summer after a hiking trip where my hand swelled right up. Attended a few swimming lyphadema classes which helped and now fitted for a glove and sleeve, which i am still waiting for.
Also just had stage two DIEP , breasts smaller again as they did a bit of a lift to even them out, scar revision, nipple reconstruction and dog ears. was a bit tired first couple of days but almost back to normal day 4. Get to take the bandages off on Wednesday.
ON tamoxifin, apart from the hotflashes a few times a day and the stiff joints in the am, not doing too bad on it. Oh yeah, had a bone density and it seems i have low bone mass from the chemo last year, hoping it is reversible.
Yes I too am happy about the no periods, almost forget what it was like to have them, lol.
Back to work full time as of last march, been back to most of my activities. Did a bike trip through PEI past summer- was awesome, rode the confederation trail, even got my husband involved= was his first bike trip.
keeping my hair short, for now, even had a few colours like blue and purple streaks last appt.! looks pretty cool on my natural grey :)
Glad to see everyone else is doing well and hanging in there. My feelings are the same as everyone, reminders whenever i look in the mirror unclothed that this thing was real.........