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scuba diving after bc

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Posted by Bardoe on 18 Apr 2013, 10:13PM

Hi everyone,

its been just a tad over 2 years since diagnosis and all the treatments,  but i have an opportunity to go scuba diving for a week in the Philippines.  So I went a did a refresh diving course last weekend and have been swimming to have some fitness for my trip. booked my flights and heading off in 4 weeks - woo hoo.

Just wondering has anyone else been diving  after bc and has any information they would like to share?

cheers Bardoe


reconstruction - wanted tips and handy hints

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Posted by Bardoe on 24 Feb 2012, 09:08AM

Ladies,  any handy information to help with my hosp stay and 6 week recovery period?

I am having a tram DIEP flap reconstruction which is quite major surgery and will be limited with what i can do once i get home.  I do live alone, so I would like to hear about your experience with day to day tasks and how to make it super easy, well comfortable at least?

ps i have a cleaner, so dont need to worry about that and i live in the suburbs so not too far from places.

some questions,

how soon could you drive?

Readers Digest this month

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Posted by Bardoe on 27 Sep 2011, 08:38PM

Hello everyone,

There is an interesting article in this month's Reader Digest about dense breast tissue and why it makes diagnosis more difficult using the current screening methods.

They also think that there is then a higher risk of cancer, but are not sure why, so further research is happening,  and that in the future that women knowing their "Breast" density could be better prepared and informed.



eyelashes - when?

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Posted by Bardoe on 22 Aug 2011, 11:01AM

hi everyone,

finished my chemo, but instead of side effects I now have after-effects - but thats a different post.

When do your eyelashes and eyebrows grow back??  they were the last to fall out and chemo stopped 6 weeks ago.  I have new hair, dark and grey growing on my head and some on my legs,

but I am tired of seeing my eyes naked of eyelashes, how long will i be waiting?



water, water, water - what to drink?

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Posted by Bardoe on 08 Mar 2011, 10:03AM

Anyone else struggling with drinking water?  Its the last thing I though i would have an issue with.

Must be my 2nd round chemo side effects.  I am lucky enough to have filtered rainwater, but i can't face it, seems to be binding with extra mucous and then creates nausea, so what are the alternatives that people are using to keep hydrated?




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