Topic: Lumpectomy Lounge....let's talk!

Forum: Surgery - Before, During, and After — Surgical options and helpful tips for recovery and side effects.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2013 10:35PM - edited Feb 26, 2013 01:57AM by ToriGirl

Posted on: Feb 19, 2013 10:35PM - edited Feb 26, 2013 01:57AM by ToriGirl

ToriGirl wrote:

WELCOME TO THE LUMPECTOMY LOUNGE!

I've searched and searched BC.org and couldn't find a specific post just for those of us who have had lumpectomies (unless there was one and it got buried).  So, I thought that it was about time that we had our own place that we can come to...where we can discuss, ask questions, tell stories, seek advice, give comfort, give high fives and do the happy dance...and just feel free to let out our thoughts about the things that we have all gone through (or all currently going through, or about to go through).

Some of you have just had lumpectomies..some of you lumpectomies plus radiation, others have had lumpectomies, chemo and radiation, and still others who have had the lumpectomy, chemo, radiation and hormonal therapy.  We've all got stories...and with those stories we have questions and concerns and this is the place to put them.....so we can hear from others that have "been there, done that" and can give us a different perspective on all of it.

Let's reach as many folks as we can...I know that there are many out there that are asking, " Is this normal?  Should this be numb?  How am I supposed to sleep after surgery? When does it get better?  Do I need to call the doctor? Should this feel like this?" How is the "new normal" going to feel?  "How am I going to get through the next mammogram or MRI?"

Maybe some of you need some reassurance, maybe some of you need to know that there are others of us out there that can help...and still maybe some of you just need to scream, "My doctor didn't tell me that!"or "This sucks!" or just some nice "choice" words...  

Don't worry...we get it...we understand it...

Weather you are waiting to have your surgery, just got a lumpectomy last week or you got one years ago...share your knowledge and experiences here...

There is no limit to what we can talk about!  :)

Ready?  GO!

"Sorrow carves the opening for joy later..." Dx 6/4/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, 1/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 5, 2015 05:36PM pontiacpeggy wrote:

It IS nice to have a sisterhood, Happy. Dang about the eyelashes and brows. Hopefully they'll come in soon.

HUGS!

Peggy. Diagnosed age 68., Oncotype 13. Everything is doable - not easy, but doable. Dx 6/5/2014, IDC, <1cm, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/23/2014, DCIS, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1 Surgery 7/23/2014 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Sentinel Radiation Therapy 9/2/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/17/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 5, 2015 05:40PM pontiacpeggy wrote:

My best friend found this kerchief for my rat terrier/Pomeranian mix doggie. As you can tell she wasn't particularly interested in getting her picture taken.

On the left, the printed "sausage" is a "kitty kicker" that my niece makes. She's in LA. My kitty loves it. Think it is filled with catnip. The rest of the toys are the dog's.

HUGS!

Peggy. Diagnosed age 68., Oncotype 13. Everything is doable - not easy, but doable. Dx 6/5/2014, IDC, <1cm, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/23/2014, DCIS, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1 Surgery 7/23/2014 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Sentinel Radiation Therapy 9/2/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/17/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 5, 2015 05:57PM marijen wrote:

This may or may not be true but I read that cod liver oil helps hair grow.

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Dec 5, 2015 06:00PM Italychick wrote:

HappyHammer they come back quick. A brow pencil and some eyeliner can be your best friends right now. That's what I did to camouflage mine, and hardly anybody noticed mine were missing

Lumpectomy 1/27/15, TCH chemo, Finished chemo 5/27/15, rest of treatments 2/17/16 Dx IDC
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Dec 5, 2015 07:19PM HappyHammer wrote:

Think I"m going to head to the mall and get a makeup person to help me with the brows...tried with an eyebrow pencil I have here and it was BAD!!! Haha....thinking the powder with brush may be better. Thanks for the positive comments. The hair seems to be looking different everyday for the past week- still see scalp but there is some great progress. The lashes and brows- well that was sort of a slap in the face. :(

Dx 5/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 5/28/2015 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 5/28/2015 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/28/2015 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 10/21/2015 Surgery 10/21/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 12/5/2015 Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 5, 2015 07:21PM HappyHammer wrote:

PonPeg- aren't canine and feline friends just the best? Maybe your pup was "modeling" the new wrap. :)

Dx 5/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 5/28/2015 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 5/28/2015 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/28/2015 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 10/21/2015 Surgery 10/21/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 12/5/2015 Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 5, 2015 07:43PM pontiacpeggy wrote:

HH, I'd be lost (and lonely) without my furbabies. They are such good companions to me (not particularly to each other).

Good luck with the brows. I can't do eye makeup - even mascara. I'm so untalented. It's a wonder I can manage coloring my hair :)

HUGS!!

Peggy. Diagnosed age 68., Oncotype 13. Everything is doable - not easy, but doable. Dx 6/5/2014, IDC, <1cm, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/23/2014, DCIS, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1 Surgery 7/23/2014 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Sentinel Radiation Therapy 9/2/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/17/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 5, 2015 07:53PM HappyHammer wrote:

Thanks, PP...I am really bad with the makeup stuff as well! We have a calm Maltese and a crazy, crazy but precious Boxer as well as 2 indoor/outdoor cats. Love them all and am always entertained by their antics and little personality quirks. Empty nesters at this point so am very glad to have these furbabies to keep us laughing.

Dx 5/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 5/28/2015 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 5/28/2015 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/28/2015 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 10/21/2015 Surgery 10/21/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 12/5/2015 Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 5, 2015 09:15PM pontiacpeggy wrote:

HH, like you, spent 20 years as an empty nester (after the boys married) and now just me and the four-leggeds. Quite a few years ago we tried having just a dog and I went nuts (which rather surprised me because I really like dogs) and found a rescue kitty. Also tried with just a kitty but DH needed the goggie total devotion :) Two seems to be a good number for me. They DO keep you laughing and content.

HUGS!

Peggy. Diagnosed age 68., Oncotype 13. Everything is doable - not easy, but doable. Dx 6/5/2014, IDC, <1cm, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/23/2014, DCIS, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1 Surgery 7/23/2014 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Sentinel Radiation Therapy 9/2/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/17/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 5, 2015 09:33PM mustlovepoodles wrote:

just popping back in to say I'm okay. They let me go home from the ER last night. I haven't felt good all day, just laying around and napping mostly. Anyway, i just didn't want y'all to think anything bad happened.

Oncotype 23. Positive for PALB2 & Chek2 gene mutations. My breasts are trying to kill me! Dx 7/20/2015, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/20/2015 Lumpectomy Surgery 9/3/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 10/19/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 2/4/2016 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 10/19/2016 Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Surgery

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