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Nov 14, 2017 10:52AM
I finally got my drains out on Nov. 10 (3 weeks with them in) My Plastic Surgeon has me tape gauze over the holes with a little alcohol wipe. I change the wipe out morning and night. It is drying up the holes nicely. I am 3.5 weeks post double mastectomy. Still taking antibiotics. My incisions are a little itchy, but looking good. My plastic surgeon said he will inflate me fully for radiation. I met with my chemo oncologist, and she is putting me on "AC followed by Paclitaxel or Taxall" The AC will be for 4 cycles x every 2 weeks and the taxol will be every week for 12 weeks. So, the end of March 2018, when my Chemo is over. She said I will lose my hair between the 2nd and 3rd session, just in time for Christmas. I already have my wig. I tried it out Saturday night when my husband took me to see Adam Sandler. We laughed so hard, and it felt good to get out. And my wig looked just like my own hair - but better. I bought it off Ace Wigs. Their prices are good. It is a monofilament with mesh front. So realistic. Its not real human hair though. I really like the Raquel Welch Wigs. I am going to get some biotene mouth spray as the chemo is suppose to make my mouth dry, and a friend told me it works great.
@neeliecor, I hope you are feeling better and are keeping your spirits up. I think you will know when the time comes whether reconstruction is right for you or not. My Surgeon told me that the prosthetic breasts can be heavy and hot, and Las Vegas is so hot, just like Arizona. They have a lady here who makes "Knitted Knockers" Ha ha! They are just like a baseball, but knitted, soft and light. She says they are perfect for this hot summer weather. Here is the official site she got the idea from. https://www.knittedknockers.org
@Blair2, I am sorry that you are feeling unstable. Give it time, and the answers for your treatment will come to you. I am scared to do Chemotherapy as well. I spoke to a couple friends who had it and they are guiding me through it. I also looked up alternative medicine. Have you looked at any alternatives?
"Then your light shall breakforth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard." Isaiah 58:8
9/19/2017, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2-
10/20/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
11/22/2017 AC + T (Taxol)