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Oh my giddy aunt!

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Posted by mumflo in 'Get active and keep well', on 27 Nov 2014, 11:37PM

Oh my giddy aunt there's a reason I feel so crappy, fat and worn out. My thyroid has left the building, stopped working, kaput. At the start of this, I was working part time shift work, running around after my mother, and looking after my son who has special needs. I could do quite a few lappies round the park with my goofy dog in tow, usually twice a day. Chemo started and I slowed down a bit. Getting to the toilet on some days was all the exercise I could manage and other days I'd be back at the park doing my lappies just a bit slower.

DCIS and surgery.

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Posted by scorpiowoman on 27 Nov 2014, 09:39PM

I am hoping someone here can help me.
I am seeing a breast surgeon on the Gold Coast who suspects I have DCIS as I have a painful bleeding duct. I am having an MRI on Thursday as nothing showed in the mammogram (tissue too dense) or ultrasound.
The pain I am experiencing is on the outer lateral side of my breast, almost as deep down as my chest wall.
My breast surgeon wants to excise the duct regardless of the MRI findings, but only 4cm of duct from the nipple. I am worried that if it is DCIS that the surgery may do two things I am extremely concerned about.

I feel like a woman again

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Posted by Teresa82 on 27 Nov 2014, 05:34PM

Hi everyone,

I wanted to let you know that I came across this great website to buy swimwear following a mastectomy.  It's called Jamu Australia and even though they're based in London, they appear to have a distribution house in Queensland.  I ordered a tankini last Friday and it came in on Tuesday!!  It sounds weird but I'm a little bit closer to feeling normal again.

Now I just need to find a website that sells good head garments.  Any ideas?  Just started losing my hair last weekend with only 6 treatments to go... bugger...

See ya,

Chemo questions

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Posted by Juli on 27 Nov 2014, 04:12PM

Hi I go to my first app. With my oncologist on this coming Monday.
I am getting nervous now.
Please are there any questions I should ask,?

What sort type of chemo?
How long & where can I have it?
Side effects
Dos & donts

Please add any. Other you think I might need.

Cheers Juli

Chemo almost over

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Posted by Luminarylucy on 27 Nov 2014, 03:15PM

I have 3 lots of taxol to go. Then I am done with chemo.t I have gone pretty well on taxol. I've had hardly any side effects. I feel sick while it is being infused but fine by the next day. I have no fatigue and am busy zooming around doing lots. I had a horrible rash break out on my face, neck, shoulders, back and chest that looks like acne. I hate it as I already feel self conscious of my appearance. I haven't heard of anyone else mentioning a reaction like this. So I've been put on a cortisone cream 3x day and will start antibiotics for it too.

Starting FEC-D tomorrow

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Posted by EstherS on 27 Nov 2014, 12:23PM

Hello everyone,

I was diagnosed in September, and have had a successful lumpectomy (with a re-excision), but it was marching into the lymph nodes so off to chemo I go.  Tomorrow.

Dreading it.  More because I'm afraid it won't work I think.  And they've said I am already officially "cancer-free" so I'm terrified it will make me ill.

Heart scan ??

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Posted by Juli on 26 Nov 2014, 07:16PM

Hi, I'm booked for an appointment with the oncologist next Monday. Regarding commencing Chemo. Can any body tell me about " The heart scan". What is this. And what's it for
Thanks Juli.


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