Topic: Scuba diving post BC

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Posted on: Sep 6, 2011 08:15PM - edited Jan 27, 2012 04:48PM by Scuba_duchess

Posted on: Sep 6, 2011 08:15PM - edited Jan 27, 2012 04:48PM by Scuba_duchess

Scuba_duchess wrote:

Am currently recovering from BMX with LAT reconstruction. Diver for a long time, hoping to find and learn from any other divers. I know I can't dive until permanent implants are in and healed (and LAT muscles rebuilt), would like to chat with any other divers as to experiences and insights. My first dive trip is going to get my a$$ to the gym more faithfully than any motivator I know of!
Update, there is a Duke University study following women with BC who dive. You can find it at www.pink tank.org. Happy Diving.
Cheers to all, thanks.

BMx/Lat Dorsi Recon 8/8/11. Exchange 1/9/12. Oopherectomy 1/18/12. Scuba Diving 4/21/12. Just Do It! Dx 5/17/2011, ILC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 16, 2012 03:24PM Scuba_duchess wrote:

I missed it like crazy (been diving my whole life) - was just nice to do something just for fun.  Here is a picture from Grand Cayman - hope you get back to NED and diving soon! Best Wishes to you!  Just glad the foobs they put in in January 2012 were not an issue...  Cheers, Lisa

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BMx/Lat Dorsi Recon 8/8/11. Exchange 1/9/12. Oopherectomy 1/18/12. Scuba Diving 4/21/12. Just Do It! Dx 5/17/2011, ILC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 17, 2012 08:23AM Angelfalls wrote:

Great photo! Thanks for the well wishes and happy bubble-making!!! ;o) xx

Dx 3/2003, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/1/2003 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap Chemotherapy 4/30/2003 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 11/15/2003 Hormonal Therapy 1/5/2004 Dx 9/15/2006, 5cm, Stage IV Radiation Therapy 11/1/2006 Surgery 1/31/2007 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 2/28/2007 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 10/5/2011, Stage IV, mets Chemotherapy 1/5/2012 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 3/20/2012 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 10/24/2012 Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy 5/7/2013 Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy 1/7/2014 Femara (letrozole) Chemotherapy 1/31/2014 Navelbine (vinorelbine)
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May 17, 2012 08:41AM Meece wrote:

Hey, Barbe! Didn't know you were a diver,too!  I have been diving with implants for years and have had no issues.  I will blame my extra floatation on them (rather than the extra lbs I have put on, and unfortunately they aren't muscle!)

Sure it's tough, but so are you! Dx 11/23/2003, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/16 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/5/2004 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/1/2004
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May 18, 2012 10:41AM Scuba_duchess wrote:

Meece - glad to hear it!  I hated not diving when I had the TE's!  The folks from Divers Alert Network were knolwedgeable, etc.  Just got back from Key Largo, FL.  Will be diving in Delaware all summer.  Never dove on West Coast - Delaware in the summer is cold enough for me!

 Actually, I had a reduction when I did the BMX, so used a couple pounds less lead than previously...


Cheers.

BMx/Lat Dorsi Recon 8/8/11. Exchange 1/9/12. Oopherectomy 1/18/12. Scuba Diving 4/21/12. Just Do It! Dx 5/17/2011, ILC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 19, 2012 10:01AM Meece wrote:

I certified off of Anacapa and yes, the water is pretty cold.  There had been storms that week and the bottom was churned up pretty good.  We all had to used the anchor chain to get there and then linked arms  to stay together as the current was rough.  We could hardly see two feet in front of us. 

Sure it's tough, but so are you! Dx 11/23/2003, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/16 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/5/2004 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/1/2004
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May 20, 2012 10:53AM barbe1958 wrote:

Meece, that isn't diving!! That's just breathing under water!! LOL  I've never dove in Canada, as there are no reefs, just wrecks. Wreck diving in clear water could be nice, but there's no colour or wild-life. That's what I dive for. I have a friend who dives so much he gets bored and he and his buddy drink beer sitting on the bottom of the lakes up here!! Apparently you get drunk much faster! I'd worry about the extra oxygen in the bubbles....

I HATE when there has been rough weather stirring up the bottom. I dive to see the fish and reefs, not just to be under water.

I wonder about the area that had my seroma. If there is still extra fluid there, would the area swell up? I just dreamed about diving last night. I must miss it. But just can't affor to travel right now.

Dx 12/10/2008, IDC: Papillary, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/16/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 2/4/2016, IDC: Papillary, Left, Stage IV, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/11/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 2/17/2016 Whole breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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May 20, 2012 11:04AM Meece wrote:

The best color and wildlife I ever saw was in Guantanamo Bay, just off Fisherman Point.  Actually there is a lot of life in the reefs around the Channel Islands here in CA.

The day after we certified we went to some different islands and the water was calmer.  I didn't want to get out of the water I felt like Mr. Limpett.  I certified only because ExDH wanted a dive partner.  He ended up not liking it nearly as much as I do.  Now my dive buddy in my DS1.

Sure it's tough, but so are you! Dx 11/23/2003, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/16 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/5/2004 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/1/2004
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May 22, 2012 08:50AM Scuba_duchess wrote:

Meece - I have a friend who had a similar experience - DH was all excited but she ended up loving it.  We don't have kids, but have helped get a number of nieces and nephews certified.

Did some quarry based training and been silted up pretty good, plus cold water.

Have looked at Cuba, but still have other destinations in the Carribean we want to get to - Dominica being one.  Being on the east coast, we can usually get decent flights.  Best diving we had (so far) was Little Cayman, we hit a perfect week of weather and a small dive boat.

Was working on my DiveMaster cert when BC screwed things up for a bit.  Now that all is okay, want to get back to it.  Not sure I would do anything professionally or not, but it has made me a better diver...

Cheers.

BMx/Lat Dorsi Recon 8/8/11. Exchange 1/9/12. Oopherectomy 1/18/12. Scuba Diving 4/21/12. Just Do It! Dx 5/17/2011, ILC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 22, 2012 09:00AM Meece wrote:

The most southern island I have been to is St.Thomas US VI.  I would love to take DH to the Carribean some day.  He said he might like to certify, and that would be cool.

Sure it's tough, but so are you! Dx 11/23/2003, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/16 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/5/2004 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/1/2004

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