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Apr 21, 2017 12:37PM
Apr 21, 2017 01:16PM
gokale- I made the mistake of putting too much argan oil in my hair for regrowth. It highlighted the bald! Took three washings and a bathtub dunk in warm water to get it out. I think not a good idea to cause a need to re-re-re-wash..
I'm a month post chemo. I have not been losing much hair aside from the argan oil disaster I caused. I lost most of my hair post AC. I started going very bald on top about two weeks after my first Dose Dense taxol. Hair started falling in large snarls all day long for about three weeks straight. My first Dose dense taxol was the worst for side effects! On day two, after first DDTaxol, my hands and feet were on fire swollen and hurting. I used rx diclofenac anti inflammatory cream on the hands toes, it helped. Even the carpet hurt my feet.
I think that first of 4DD taxol round caused me to go thru all my hair shedding early. I attribute my 'almost' no shedding PFC to these circumstances. I have very little hair but I'm still getting away with toppik and hats. Great news for me! with all my hot flashes the hats just make me so hot. At four weeks PFC I'm seeing soft grayish baby hair coming in. Cold caps are working for regrowth! If you can, really try to Keep your hands and feet on ice for taxol! I still have some annoying neuropathy!
had my neo-adjuvant surgery yesterday!,,(neo adjuvant-cancer surgery after chemo instead of before). Had my breast and nodal cancer suregery, and a boob lift, and port removal all at once at Stanford. all went well. I had a lumpectomy bilateral breast lift and 10 axilla nodes removed. Pain level and discomfort not bad at all. No drains at all! I think (hope) I saved a lot of nodes with my neo-adjuvant choice. Surgeons were initially talking about 20 plus node removal plus nipple removal last November. I ran the other way! Landed me the chemo first option! no difference in neo-adjuvant outcome we learned. Advantages We got to feel the chemo shrinking my large palpable almond sized nodes down to small peas! I also got to ski all winter thru chemo because I had no surgery to keep me from bounceing boobs and using my nodal arm. Very nice to get to see the chemo working like it did.
Stanfords surgeon Dr Amanda Wheeler so far as I can see is a super talented specialist in breast suregery. I interviewed three surgeons! two wanted to remove my nipple and take all the nodes. I kept nipple and a lot of my nodes. I don't have my pathology back yet so not confirmed. Wish me luck for clear margins
I had a Savi Scout instead of a surgical guide wire! Savi scout Can be put in weeks before surgery can do it in your pre surgery mammography and sonogram weeks before hand. Not much pain or discomfort with it. And that surgiacal wire would have been aweful for the waiting hour(s)in pre-op prior to suregery. Ask about savi scout!
11/4/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2-
11/30/2016 AC + T (Taxol)
Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
4/20/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right
7/1/2017 Liquid tamoxifen (Soltamox), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)