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Forum: Life After Breast Cancer —

Managing life after a breast cancer diagnosis, including rediscovering intimacy, coping with fear of recurrence, reconnecting relationships, sharing hobbies and interests, and finding inspiration in daily life.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2017 10:54AM

Catsme wrote:

Before BC I played golf about 3 - 4 times a month. I had a double mastectomy on 1/4/17, no reconstruction. I've recently gone to the driving range with my son, and find that swinging a club feels very different now. I'm also finding that I'm guarded and hesitant to take a full swing. Anyone else a golfer? What was your experience post treatment?

I want to get back to regular play when warm weather returns, as this game is a great way for my adult son and me to spend time together.

Thanks

Dx 12/7/2016, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/3/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 1/19/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 22, 2017 03:13PM carolehalston wrote:

I had a double mx and immediate reconstruction in 2009. I started playing golf again as soon as I was healed and the dr. gave me the ok. I forget exactly how long I was unable to play, maybe three months. I had a few issues with the left incision that delayed my complete recovery.

It has been quite a while since that first year of the "new normal," but I don't remember that the swing felt much different. My handicap has gone up but I have been getting older each year, and I don't go to the range and practice. In March I will turn 75.

If you like golf, stick with it. I play mostly with other women. On the average of twice a week.

It's nice to communicate with another golfer.

Nipple-Sparing BMX w/Alloderm & Silicone Implants 7/24/09, Oncotype Dx 9, No Chemo, No Rads, Arimidex Dx 6/25/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 26, 2017 12:37PM Catsme wrote:

Thanks, I will stick with it, and work on getting used to this new body. I'm considering working with a local female golf pro. I did this years ago when I first started playing and she gave me some great thought & swing exercises that still use today.

So glad to hear from someone else with a love of this game.

Dx 12/7/2016, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/3/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 1/19/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 24, 2020 09:39PM cake8icing wrote:

Hi fellow golfers! Happy to see this post! I am just 5 weeks post left MX, no reconstruction and already looking forward to getting on the course! Hoping it can happen sooner rather than later. My ROM is almost all back, just working through the chest tenderness now.

Dx 2/14/2020, DCIS, Left, 3cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 3/20/2020 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left
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May 30, 2020 08:16PM cake8icing wrote:

Have to share that I played golf twice this past week, first time since surgery which was March 20. Last week, I played well, but today? I shot a personal best on a course I have played for 20 years! Take THAT!!! Cancer!!

Dx 2/14/2020, DCIS, Left, 3cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 3/20/2020 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left
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Jun 6, 2020 11:39AM Iamloved wrote:

cake8icing So glad to hear you were able to golf! And a personal best...đź‘ŤI have not been scheduled for surgery yet but hoping later this summer I can get back on the course. I think if would be great therapy.

Catsme I am concerned about my swing after this surgery. I am a pretty well endowed gal and going flat is going to feel quite strange for sure. But this at least will be something I truly enjoy and can look forward to while recovering. I have a fellow golfer who us about 60 who had a double mastectomy last summer and was out chipping and putting 3 weeks out!

Dx 8/8/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 8/29/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/14/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 7/13/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/13/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Jun 11, 2020 08:39AM cake8icing wrote:

Iamloved, good luck with your surgery and definitely keep thinking about golf. The world is so strange now and golf is such a wonderful respite for me. I hope you will be able to get back to the course sooner rather than later.

Dx 2/14/2020, DCIS, Left, 3cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 3/20/2020 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left

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