Helena, you had recently written asking if any of the old crowd are still here...specifically you asked about me. I replied but for some reason WebMD has deleted it...and I didn't even say one nasty word! No idea why but I did wan tot try again to tell you that I do remain here and post from time to time, but most of the old crowd has left. If I had your email I could explain a bit better.
I'm so glad we touched base! I was afraid you wouldn't check back or would have checked back when my response was deleted! But no worries!
Many congrats on that grand baby!! Isn't being a Grand parent amazing???? And no one could ever have expressed to you how miraculous it is, could they? It's like this special present that you had no idea would one day come your way!
I think you are asking about JD (Jaydee)? No, he and his lady did not as yet get married...They got engaged and then he had some health issues so they put it off...After that I guess they both decided that what they had was just fine as it was, and have been sharing life most enjoyably for all these years! Good to see them both happy!!
Helene, if I had your email I would try and connect you with the gang who now has taken up residence on a private room on Facebook. I know you would be amazed to visit with familiar names and "faces" and they with you! If you click on my name, it will take you to my WebMD info and you will find my email there. If you then send me your email, I will give you the info on FB if you are interested. Either way, it is sure nice hearing from you. Take care.
Hi Helene! This is Rachael. Yes, most of the gang is not on here any longer...Too many changes with the site I fear. I only keep an eye out and lend a hand to a few who seem in need. But how wonderful to see you on here!! How are you doing??? I hope you have come here because you were wishing to touch base and not due to any new problems!!
So glad to hear you "talked" to them and that you will be seen tomorrow!
It is my feeling that most likely it is not inflammatory breast cancer as what you describe does not sound like any who have been so diagnosed described for themselves. That being said, it is very wise to rule that out and to find out the cause. My guess would lean more toward a cyst.
Please know you will be in our thoughts. And do come back and let us know how you are doing!
Geeze! Having the problems to begin with is bad enough, but your concern re: a bullet proof vest certainly adds a new dimension that few of us face!
I have no personal experience to offer, but I can tell you that with surgery...especially any extensive surgery, the nerves go on a merry adventure...They can be cut and bruised and mangled. And after such an assault, it frequently takes considerable time for them to recover. My DH had extensive neck and back surgery and for a long time everything was very numb....Gradually, as the nerves regenerated, they would let him know by way of discomfort or pain or itching...All a part of the process.
I have no idea how long it might take for your nerves to begin to calm down, but I can tell you that it took considerable time for my husband's...However, please know that it was not all a painful experience. Gradually it lessened and it became almost a game as to what might "come back" each day!
All that being said, please check with your medical team!! They need to be fully updated as to your progress. And they might even offer suggestions as to what might make it better for you!!
In the meantime, please know that you will be in our thoughts and keep us apprised on how you are doing.
And...Thank you for the job you are doing as a police officer...It is appreciated!!
My guess would be that it is NOT a result of the rads...Any discomfort most of us experience from rads is in the rib area. It may be a bug of sorts and will pass soon. HOWEVER....pain is the body's way of telling us to pay attention! So, please make sure your medical team is made aware of this and you get to source of the issue! OK?
Anything that is out of the ordinary should be run past your medical team, However, my guess would be that the shock and subsequent nerves are playing around with your digestion. The main source of nausea is usually chemo. but I gather you are not on that?
The loss of so many members had been happening for quite some time. And we kept trying desperately to warn the "Powers That Be" that things were changing drastically...and not for the better. But, apparently, they did not want to hear anything we said. We tried to hold on. but generally, one by one, our members chose other areas that expressed some interest and concern for their groups. Very sad!! A great loss for those who came here needing support and information and to talk with others in the same boat. Of course they would seek a group on WebMD...WebMD had a stellar reputation, right? Well, whomever decided that the bottom line far outweighed the good that folks had come to find on this site made a big mistake! View Thread
Just when the caterpillar thought her world was over, she became a butterfly! Don't give up five minutes before the miracle!!
Oh, how good it is to hear from one of our own! We were left feeling more than abandoned! If you have followed at all, you are aware of how greatly this site has changed and how much it once offered to all, but no longer has the same atmosphere or feeling of care...with a few exceptions. (Amazing how some folks can keep flying the flag of encouragement and help even in less than pleasant circumstances.)
I do hope you will chime in from time to time. There are many Warriors who need all you offered!