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Apr 15, 2011 03:59PM
Hi Gals! And a special shout-out to Kantalope...(GD) because she is my dearest little hard-headed girl-friend, Ha! See, it took forEVER for her to convince herself she even needed rads! And look at her now! Her own thread!
You guys, I've been reading what you all have been going through....and honestly I don't have a clue what that is like, because I just had radiation through the MammoSite device....So no burning, no nothing. That is a special way of getting radiation through the device, taking only 5 days, twice a day....
Most women are not candidates for this..because it depends on WHERE your cancer is in your breast, and also how large it is. During surgery, they implant the device, which is like a deflated little balloon, with tubes hanging out of your skin....It is filled with saline? (I think)... and then after they are sure...(the planning, scan, pictures for positioning) they inject little radiation "seeds" into the tubes, leave them for about 8 minutes, then pull them back out.... It is very painless, and so easy to go through..... Well it hurts for a second when they yank the darn thing out, after the 5 days....Man, it felt like she pulled my right arm through the left breast, & it came out with the Device! But it only hurts for a few seconds. After she picked me up off the floor, we got on with the dressing.!!!
And Kantalope, you are actually using ALOE? Ha, ha! After all the yelling I did, you got the Aloe! Good job, funny face! You just didn't want to get the plant! What kind of farmer ARE you?
So I didn't have to go through what the rest of you did..... I quit taking Tamoxifen, after the hearing loss, so now I try & read what the Natural Girls are doing without further treatment.
You gals take care of yourselves! Love you Kantalope! xoxoxoxo
Don't walk ahead of me, I might not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not want to lead. Just walk beside me & be my friend.
11/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+