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Apr 14, 2017 10:06AM
Raven, yay!!! She's gone! And yay to negative culture!
Scottie, I definitely need to go gluten free. it's supposed to help with autoimmune diseases and I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. But that will have to wait for when I have more energy.
Molly, I totally forgot that the PS instructions said to take Arnica, but they said to start two weeks before surgery and they didn't give me the instructions until i was there for the markup the day before surgery, grrrr. I remember calendula cream from when my kids were babies, I loved the smell of it. I'll get some of that too, thanks!
Love pugs, I only had my sentinel node removed at my first MX. It was the worst part pain wise so can't imagine what you're going through. Maybe a PT would be helpful eventually? Sending healing thoughts your way and praying for clear nodes!
Wallan, I would schedule your surgery for when you are ready. I'm pushing out my exchange surgery until at least Sept or Oct. (after swim season hehe) if I can survive these TEs that long. One more week until my compression bra burning party!
Sitti, I haven't heard of Biocoreum & Retamax I will definitely look into them.
Tappermom, great news!! So happy for you. Yay to surgically cured!!
I go to my MO tomorrow (I haven't seen her since November) to find out my next step with estrogen blocking meds. Even though my ovaries were removed, I still have to go on one. She originally said Tamoxifen but that's usually for pre-meno, I wonder if she forgot I'd be getting my hysterectomy. I think I'd rather go on the dreaded Tamoxifen than an AI though. I don't want to go on either actually, I just want to be done!
Lots of love and hugs to all! I don't know what I'd do without all you wonderful ladies!!!
DX'd at 51, OncotypeDX 40, BRCA2+. Couldn't do this without the love of my DD 13, DS 11 & DH who keeps me sane through this insane journey.
6/24/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
7/5/2016, IDC, Right, <1cm, Grade 3
7/13/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right
9/1/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
12/8/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal
3/9/2017 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement
3/31/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)