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!
Although I have not shared your experience, I do know that I love the warmth of a hot shower or bath as it relieves the tension I seem to carry with me too often. I will get into the shower and the moment I feel the hot water on my body, my shoulders relax! I can see and feel them almost slip into a relaxed position...this despite the fact I had not been aware of being tense before that!
Perhaps that is what is happening to you...Your stress level is set to full throttle and you poor ole bod is screaming to be able to relax!
Whatever the reason, please do mention it to your medical team as it might indicate more than what I am guessing. If not, make sure you take time for yourself and for that warm, candle lit, soft music period of each day!! You deserve it!!
Years back when this site was called Friend To Friend, we truly did become a very caring and supportive group of Friends and referred to the group as "F2F"...I hope that someday all of you may know such a community as it aided us and comforted us and made us feel that together we could make it!
RE: tea and coffee and chocolate, yes, there can be a connection to tenderness. The caffeine apparently has an effect. (Can't give details as it was many, many years ago I learned of this connection, and have since lost the total info.)
Glad to know that the holidays will now progress with a bit more joy than you had feared! And may that 6 month check-up prove just as "nothing"!!
Super news!!!!! So glad thus far all is well...Assume it will remain so until and if you are told anything else. Why waste perfectly good worry??! You may really need it some day and then where will you be??!!
Now, go celebrate the holidays...You've much to rejoice this year so do it up right!! Have a happy and healthy 2015!!