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Oct 7, 2021 02:26PM
Hi Peter! Nicole will be in my thoughts!
AKlynna - I'm sorry you had to decline going to the wedding but you really don't know what you'll be feeling. I thought I had hit the worst part of it until last night. OMG!! I was miserable, immense pain in the armpit, my scar was on fire, which is weird because my breasts are numb. Maybe it's the nerves?! I don't know! I was/and still am, feeling ill, very nauseous. I did not want to go today, my son had to talk me into it. I think it's just taken its toll on me emotionally. I'm so over it! Again, and I know I keep repeating this this, it's tolerable, but it's very bothersome. It's different. So, I don't say any of this to scare you, everyone is different and my body has been through hell for over a year and half now without a break.
And the breath holds, they really aren't difficult. Like LW said, the most is 20-30 seconds.
LW- one more day to go and then the weekend break! I'm looking forward to it! That's great that you don't have any SE's!! There's a lady and a gentleman who both really haven't had any SE's and started at the same time I did, so I hope and pray it stays the same or vey minimal.
I was really concerned about my implant, but from what I can see there's been no change; I think it's a good thing. From the beginning the RO told me he'd be keeping watch on it and make adjustments if necessary, but luckily nada. I really like my RO too. On the August thread it was an ongoing joke because I mentioned he looked like George Clooney, which he does.
Metaplex, is that like a patch/bandage with gel on it?
I asked about the bolus and it is exactly what I thought, but I have to have mine on every single treatment.
I'll check in with you all later!
Have a great day!
4/1/2020 AC + T (Taxol)
9/17/2020 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander
11/3/2020 Xeloda (capecitabine)
7/9/2021 Reconstruction (Left); Reconstruction (Right)
Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall