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Sep 27, 2020 07:46PM
Eigna: Sorry to hear that you are having problems with radiation. How many sessions of radiation did you have? When did you complete treatment? I had 30 sessions and luckily had no problems during treatment. I had some skin peeling immediately after but it wasn't bad and healed quickly. As petite one mentioned, I also had the thicken skin and heavier feeling. I, too, had the "orange" look for a while but they said it was normal. I finished my radiation last November and I don't notice the skin texture any more. Glad the ABX helped with the infection. My RO said up to one year before you reach your 'new' baseline.
mocame: I went through eight mattresses in 1 1/2 so I might not be the best one to ask. :) I'm on my third mattress here, if you count my air mattress as number one. Last night was my first night on this new Helix mattress. So far, the edges are stronger than the last mattress I had. I try to either rotate or flip the mattresses every six months.
The last two times I've had procedures during COVID, they said it would have to be within two days and not 5-6 days with quarantine. Can they doctor reduce your time? Also, I'm not clear the benefit of the surgery if you think the outcome will be worse than what you have now. I'm sure you probably explained that some time ago but you know how the mind is now. Is there any other procedure they can do that would have better outcomes. Yes, definitely comb through the boards to see what others have experienced.
My college student that wanted to make some extra money did not show up this morning to help me. I guess he didn't want money that bad. Today, I bought a bicycle. I'm thinking that it might be better for my back and nerve compression than walking. After 5-10 minutes of walking and standing, I'm in so much pain. I'm trying to find a good acupuncturist down here to see if that can help. I'm scheduled for PT next week but PT has not ever really helped me.
petite1: I went to Lowe's yesterday with the main goal to get my salt. I walked out with $50 of other stuff and no salt. Luckily, I don't need it for a few more weeks and I'm in Lowe's/Home Depot several times a week.
1/4/2019, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
3/15/2019 AC + T (Taxol)
7/9/2019, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 3
7/9/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary
7/23/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary
10/2/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
11/22/2019 Femara (letrozole)