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Jan 20, 2022 10:52PM
Jan 20, 2022 10:56PM
KotchAJ- Welcome! So happy to have you with us! I actually started the thread, but it looks like you and I will both be the late bloomers of the crew. I hope your simulation goes well- just remember that it is the long appointment, so everything after that should be fairly short and sweet in comparison. My drive is about 40 minutes, so I somewhat feel the pain of your travel time. The one good thing about your hubby driving you is that you will have some nice time without all the distractions of being at home. How exciting to have your family over from England! We will send you all the good vibes and mojo that you will be feeling great while they are here.
MFK- Good for you on the “convenience" if you can really call any of this such a thing, of having a short time from beginning to end! I have just started doing Wordl a bit- haven't had time to do it too often yet, but it is really fun when I have had the chance to play.
Star2017- The wardrobe has already been a struggle for me, too! I am treated 40 mins from home, and yesterday, my husband happened to have a business dinner I was attending with him and it was in the same city as my treatment. I had to completely plan my dinner attire around what would be easiest to undress and redress into. I also had a lymphedema therapy appointment (preventative) that day, so it was a x2 wardrobe change. Today was a hoodie and joggers! No shame. Lol. Glad all went smoothly.
I had my second treatment today; however, I had a bit of a surprise when I woke up this morning to a tomato red breast! Keep in mind that I am rocking the Betty Boop look on one side due to the TE, so it really kind of looked like a 🍅 stuck to my chest. Not sure what is going on, as the techs really don't know what to think. No sign of infection and I have been applying the Mometasone for several days and have had no reaction to it elsewhere, so doubtful that's it. I suspect it is the bolus (wet towel applied to concentrate the radiation to the skin, since I had a skin and nipple sparing mastectomy), but I have requested to see my RO for a quick check in tomorrow. I'm terrified of compromising the TE or having to interrupt treatment. It does seem to have calmed a bit tonight. Who knows what I'll wake up to in the morning, though. I have to admit that I had one of those just roller-coaster of emotions days- from full resolve and determination to anger to simply feeling overwhelmed. I guess it goes with the territory, but I'm not a fan.
Hope everyone's Friday treatment goes well and we can all enjoy a barbecue-free couple of days.
10/21/2021 Lymph node removal (Right): Sentinel; Mastectomy (Right): Nipple Sparing, Simple, Skin Sparing; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander
12/2/2021 Lumpectomy (Right)
12/22/2021 Aromasin (exemestane)
1/19/2022 Whole breast: Right breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
4/6/2022 Reconstruction (Left); Reconstruction (Right): Fat grafting
8/1/2022 Reconstruction (Right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant
IDC/DCIS, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-