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Ready, Steady......

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Posted by GetThroughThis on 26 Jul 2014, 04:50PM

Having just finished 8 rounds of chemo 2 weeks ago (4x FEC, 4 x Docetaxel) I am feeling ok, still tired, my nails hurt and I have tingling in my hands and feet. But my gums have stopped bleeding when I touch them. So I can now thankfully brush my teeth like a normal person, the cotton buds just didn't do it for me!

The countdown is now on for surgery, 10 days to go. I am having a double mastectomy, my choice, I would not be happy with one breast and I didn't want a reconstruction. Happy to be flat chested, no bras, there is an upside after all haha!

Marleston get-together

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Posted by Celbird in Adelaide Breast Cancer Friendship Group, on 26 Jul 2014, 04:48PM

Hello ladies, do you live in Marleston or the surrounding suburbs?...Or perhaps you just feel like a drive to Marleston to meet some very special people?  Our next get-together will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, 6th of August at the Rex Hotel, Marleston, so why not come along!

Why Am I Exceptional?

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Posted by positive3negative on 26 Jul 2014, 12:10PM

Yesterday I woke up crying. I couldn’t remember what I’d been dreaming but it’s not hard to guess.

New member

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Posted by hotlyn in South East & Bayside social group, on 25 Jul 2014, 11:55PM

Hi, I post on the Breast Recon site and tonite looking further on the BCNA site have come across this group.
I live in Mordialloc and had no idea there was a bayside group, would love to join and meet other women going through this journey .
I see there is a meeting/ get together in August would it be ok if I could come to that ?
Regards Lynne

Oncology Review

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Posted by gypsy on 25 Jul 2014, 05:42PM

I had a medical oncology review and radiotherapy oncology review on Tuesday as I just finished radiation about 2 weeks ago. Next step is to be hormone therapy but because I have problems with my joints and nerves in my hands waiting awhile for those chemo side effects to die down. I have also been diagnosed with osteoporosis and carpal tunnel which doesn't help. so I have been sent for lots of X-rays/ultrasounds back for a review on 10th august with oncologist. I didn't think chemo would knock my bones around so much and they can't tell me if my knees will recover permanently.

Chris Nixon

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Posted by Chris Nixon on 25 Jul 2014, 04:26PM

Just wondering if any of you ladies have had any success in getting a rebate from a private health fund for scarves, hats, etc. after chemo. I know they rebate for wigs...and I am aware that each fund is different...but just wondering!!!

Just saying hello.

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Posted by pisces_tas on 25 Jul 2014, 04:16PM

Hi all, I am not using computer much, only iPhone. Am not on here much really, but if any Tasmanian members want to ask any questions, it is ok. My tumours were oestrogen negative, stage 2. Still living in the N. E. of Tasmania. All the best to you, Katherine.


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