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Topic: FluMist

Forum: Lymphedema — Risks, tips for prevention, and info about products that can address the symptoms of lymphedema.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2018 08:03PM

tsoebbin wrote:

Has anyone tried the FluMist vaccine? I have bilateral LE but I'm over 49 years old, the recommended age cap. Curious if anyone else with LE has tried it. Thanks!


I am 54 and Love Travel, My Family and Friends, and Life in General! Dx 4/4/2016, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 5/10/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 5/11/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/27/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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Oct 2, 2018 09:12PM sbelizabeth wrote:

Tsoebbin, I have given a lot of nasal flu vaccinations in the past, but our health department isn't stocking it this year and they didn't last year either. Since you can't do vaccinations in your arm, how about your hip? Just tell the person doing the vaccinations. If they refuse or don't know how, see your doctor or call CVS or Walgreens. A pharmacist should be able to help.

pinkribbonandwheels.wordpress.... Dx 10/20/2011, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 6/28 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/15/2011 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 4/18/2012 Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 5/21/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/19/2012 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 4/15/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Oct 2, 2018 09:36PM ksusan wrote:

I haven't, but I now get all my shots in the top of my calf.

Mutant uprising quashed. Dx 1/2015, IDC, Right, Stage IIA, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/2015, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy Whole-breast Chemotherapy Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Oct 3, 2018 01:00AM tsoebbin wrote:

thanks for your help. It's nice to go in knowing there are multiple options available. 🌻

I am 54 and Love Travel, My Family and Friends, and Life in General! Dx 4/4/2016, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 5/10/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 5/11/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/27/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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Oct 3, 2018 01:02PM gb2115 wrote:

They can also give it to you in your rear end, I think. Not pleasant, but it's better than risking lymphedema! And if you go to the doctor for it (vs a pharmacy), it should be behind closed doors.

Dx IDC in October 2016, stage 2A, 1.2 cm ER/PR+ Her2-, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes. Mammaprint low risk luminal A, Lumpectomy + radiation + tamoxifen. Age 38 at diagnosis.
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Oct 3, 2018 01:35PM ksusan wrote:

My local pharmacy won't inject except in the arm, but I prefer the privacy at a clinic. I find top of the thigh is more comfortable than the arm was, so that's a bonus.

Mutant uprising quashed. Dx 1/2015, IDC, Right, Stage IIA, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/2015, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy Whole-breast Chemotherapy Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Oct 3, 2018 10:42PM hugz4u wrote:

my nurse gives shots in butt and I can’t feel a thing. She’s gooood

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