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Apr 9, 2008 05:18PM
Lets see question-
1. Hormone therapy! No, I am not on any. I will be having the distinct pleasure of having everything taken out of me and becoming as I have heard on a site relating to gyn issues the "Desert Oasis"! All dried up! Layman's terms it means I am having a total hysterectomy with ovaries and everything out of there!!!!! So surgical menopause will be my future. Surgery is May 20th for that issue. BTW, yes messing with your hormones can mess up our sex drive. So many lovely ladies have stated to me that they are fine with both the " desert" and tamox or AI treatments!
I believe that it is a very individual thing and unfortunately for you and I we have to wait and see!
I am not afraid to talk about sex issues, hell I am human and like sex a lot! That is how I ended up with 5 kids in 7yrs!!!! Hormones and I have never been friends birth control pills made me soooo sick! Pregancy made me sooooooooo sick, had disorder called hyperemesis (sp), hormone related severe illness during pregnancy. Deliver those pups and hormones settle and I stop vomiting!!! PS - This is my secret to staying skinny after 5 kids! Throw up the whole time 20-50, no lie, times a day and you really do not gain weight. Imagine that!! HAHA! Really, I was quite ill and hospitalized several times. So I am glad to see the hormones leave...okay I think I am glad to see them leave. Also a little scared!!
2.I did not make up "foobs" read it here somewhere! I love it!!
That and a t-shirt that says" NO, they are not real my old ones tried to kill me!!!", and "I am out of estrogen and I have a gun!" Gotta love these girls!
3. Okay- my surgery was bilateral mastectomy with immediate implant reconstruction. Another words I got the lovely "turtle shell expanders". I will be having implant exchange on April 17. Next week yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I did not have any real problems with the surgery. I have a friend who just did diep. I will let her know your name and see if she can pm you with her opinion about that surgery.
4. Uploading photo! Well, I remember I had a hard time too!
I had to use my photo program and cut out most of the photo and make a new one with just the head and some boobie,you see on my avatar. The file with original picture was too large! Hope that helps, and you understand my very pathetic explanation!!! LOL!
Now for my questions -how can anyone from the UK be shy about talking about SEX????
I am a big British TV fan! My god woman, you all have Grahmn Norton (spelled that wrong), you have Coupling, Absolutely Fabulous, darn can't think of the other crack me up racy shows that come our way from your way! We never have those type of shows produced here. We try to copy you all, but it is not anywhere close! Some of yours can make you almost pee your pants, or hmm....maybe that is the 5 kid thing again?!!!!!
So let me tell you after delivering 5 kids, pregnancies from hell, yes I was stupid and young! Having my boobs flatten and felt up since I was 19years old.(The felt up I am referring to is the doctors not my husband) every six months for the last 11 years I have seen my surgeon and he gives the girls a squeeze and we Yap!
Anyway, I am soooo not worried about talking about sex. Hell, someone enters the room and I am like so you want to feel my "foobs"! Okay I am not that bad but I do explain the process to those who ask. Knowledge is power! I have explained the whole BC recon story now to my heart dr's x2, my mechanic, (yes, he is a man and I am serious he asked I told), friends of my teenage kids (now that is a really good way to embarrass your teenagers), my friends husbands, (who btw think they are funny asking "got your nipples yet?" I just tell them they will never know!!! We are actually all very close ( no I don't mean that close) friends and I love to laugh about my current situation otherwise I would cry!
So anyway ask all you want about sex or this journey I will help you if I can!
Let laughing help you through and then hit the damn wall, scream, throw pillows what ever you need to do!
It is all doable it is just our "New Normal"
Best to you in the Rocking UK!! ( Apparently not as rocking as I thought, though!)
Dani 2 time BC winner😜Triple +
10/23/2007, DCIS, Right, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+
1/17/2008 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction, Silicone implant
1/10/2017, DCIS/ILC/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC)