May 2, 2022 12:02PM preciousbecky23 wrote:
Hi all and thanks so much for your responses. My scans are tomorrow, wow even just typing that made my heart start racing. I know everyone here understands, and on one hand I hate that anyone does, but am also grateful we have this ability to connect with each other.
Mara- I like the idea of having a 2 week rule before worrying. I’m going to try my best to follow that advice! Since I finished chemo I feel like I’m just sitting here twiddling my thumbs waiting for surgery while any potential remaining cells are in there having a field day. It’s hard for me to sit back and wait, I like to get things done and check off boxes and move on. I need to learn to be more patient I guess.
LW- Thank you for the kind words and encouragement. I hope you’re feeling well and moving on from having to deal with this nightmare. Since you had pcr have your doctors said how much that lowers your risk of recurrence? I hope you never have to deal with any of this again!
Mamacure- congrats on the good 6 month checkup! I hope your lymphedema improves with time. My SO hasn’t mentioned anything about a sleeve to me yet but I’ve been wondering about that. I just found out the PT I’m scheduled to see pre-op is leaving 2 days after my appointment, but there's an OT there that is also certified in lymphedema therapy, now I’m wondering what the difference is (if any) between a PT and OT as far as lymphedema management goes? Are you currently on xeloda? My MO mentioned that as a possibility but I’m also looking into the ASPRIA trial if I qualify.
Thanks again and hope everyone else is doing well <3