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miraclesivseen
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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 10/8/2007 7:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, people keep telling me that this is the "good" part of breast cancer.
lolol..I actually don't see it that way, but I am going to try it.
 
they are going to cut on the same scare I already have there, from the initial surgery.

I remember when I was frst dx'd a friend of mine who also was dx'd last year said, "gretchen,
get ready for this to be a part of your life forever, and it will take at least a years bfore, things are back to as normall as they can be."
 
I thought, A YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!! Come on, maybe 3-4 months...Well, now I know better.
 
Everything from the very beginning, seems to be moving in slow motion.
Even healing, and thats why I am a bit sfraid of the next surgery so close to the mesectomy.
The plastic surgeon was supposed to do it hen I had the mesectomy, but becasue of the lymph node issue, he opted to wait.
 
So tomarrow is the day,I get my new friend.
 I don't know what it is, But through all the health issues
I have been through....... THIS has been the most emotional, it has been the hardest to go through,
It is all like I am walking in the fog, and every so often I am able to see just enough to keep me going.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brain tumor 1981
Dx.Crohns disease 1996 no meds now due to breast canceer
bowel resecction 2001
Thyroid cancer 2001 tons of synthroid
breast cancer .....mastectomy 09-14-2007 waiting on chemo possibility
seizure disorder .....all my life. tegretol, keppra
LOTS OF LOVE & UNDERSTANDING
 
 
 
 
 
 


gma
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   Posted 10/9/2007 4:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Today is the tomorrow you wrote about. I am thinking of you and praying all goes well for you today. When you are able to get back and read this, I hope you are feeling good and able to answer and tell us how it all went for you. Good luck and God Bless, MK


babyseeester
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Total Posts : 826
   Posted 10/10/2007 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, sorry I missed wishing you well, but better late than never.  I hope everything goes extremely well.  I can't remember - what kind of reconstruction?  If it's a TRAM flap, I can help with questions.  Take care of yourself and allow yourself to heal properly.  I'll be thinking of you.
L & H,
Kathy


Brnadebt
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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 688
   Posted 10/21/2007 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Im also sorry I missed your post, lie Kathy I have also had a tram and can answer questions. Im very happy with the results but healing took longer than I thought. Keep us posted as soon as you feel up to writting again.

L&H
Bernadette
 
 


miraclesivseen
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 169
   Posted 10/23/2007 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   

well, I had it.......I had the expander put in on the 9th.....it was the most painful process thus far.

I was unable to do anything for over a week, went through all my pain meds....it was horrible.

They are unable to even start the saline injections because I was in so much pain.

I couldnt pull myself up at all.....But today is the 23rd, and the pain isn't so bad ...I am going tomarrow to begin the injections of saline.

I hope that that isn't as painful.

Then my doctors office called regarding my chemo, they never sent it out, someone dropped the ball and the slides were never sent out to the path dept.  So now I have to wait another 2 weeks....which really ticks me off.

But what am I supposed to do, can't complain over that too.....So I just wait, Somemore.

 

Thanks for listening to me rage!


Brain tumor 1981
Dx.Crohns disease 1996 no meds now due to breast canceer
bowel resecction 2001
Thyroid cancer 2001 tons of synthroid
breast cancer .....mastectomy 09-14-2007 waiting on chemo possibility
seizure disorder .....all my life. tegretol, keppra
LOTS OF LOVE & UNDERSTANDING
 
 
 
 
 
 


Brnadebt
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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 688
   Posted 10/23/2007 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Miricles

You can come here anytime and rant and rave or just have a full blown pity party, trust me we all have at one time or another. Feel free to vent all you can that is what we are here for. Im sorry that the expanders hurt so much, I have heard that the initial part is painful but not the rest so maybe you are in for a break.

L&H
Bernadette
 
 

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