Wonder why it takes so long to be notified when there is a response here???? Just got it this morning.
The last couple of times we went to mountains we stayed at the Hampton on the River in Pigeon Forge. We love Hampton Inns. They are always so clean and the beds are so comfortable. We request a recliner and of course river view with a balcony. Our son usually rents a chalet or cabin with a great view...but they are usually too high up for me. LOL.. I live in Paris, TN...not too far I would guess from you. I just recently went to the surgeon to check on a few lumps and bumps. He said, do not touch and we check them in a month. I hope you both are doing well. I agree with whomever said they were too old to worry about reconstruction or lumpy mastectomies...I'm 68 and nobody should be looking at my boobs. If they are, it's their problem not mine..lol.. Take care girls. CarolView Thread
Good Morning Bonnie and Patty, So nice to see you both. Bonnie, I was told the opposite...that if it were to come back the surgery site would be the first place and mine was. Now we are not talking about mets..we are talking about recurrence of the primary tumor. That's totally different. In my case, the chemo didn't work as it should and that does happen sometimes. I just went to see my surgeon yesterday because I found some suspicious lumps..he reassured me that he thought they were just changes in the tissue due to 3 surgeries, chemo and rads. We are going to watch them to see if there are any further changes. If so, we'll probably have surgery #4.
Bonnie, Doc told me yesterday not to touch my lumps again for 30 days. He said I could make them swell from constant prodding. He also said I would become unable to detect small changes because of the constant feeling of them. I'll wait the 30 days and I will surely notice a difference if there is one.
It's a beautiful day here in West Tennessee...I'm going to get out and enjoy it...."This is the day the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24
Hope to hear from you all soon. Love and Prayers, CarolView Thread
You can go to any of them..the one that I contribute to is the Support Groups....then Spiritual Support. But I post on a lot of them. Send me a pm there so I know who to look for. And to answer your question...no, didn't have chemo the second time. I was given the gold standard in chemo the first time. Onc said if it didn't kill all the cancer the first time, it won't do any good to do it again. I know what you're saying about scar tissue. When I found my recurrence, I thought it might be scar tissue and I went into my surgeons office ready to hear just that. I was sure surprised when he said we needed to take a closer look at it. It wasn't a nodule as we expect lumps to be...you know...round, hard, peas. Mine was elongated and painful. He took it out and biopsied it and it was cancer. He then went back in and did a recision to get clear margins. Hope this answers your question and don't mind answering any others you might have. Have a great day, Love and Prayers, CarolView Thread
I am so sorry I forgot the foundation part of the address....it's either chemo brain or old age....but I never admit to old age..lol I found the lump myself and went to surgeon to get it checked out...he thought it was suspicious so out it came and sure enough it was cancer again. He scheduled another surgery for a recision to get clear margins..that was last July. My scans in January came back clear. I go for routine check up with my surgeon in July. Had a visit with onc in March and blood work was good. Just one step at a time. I see we have a chat room on tnbc site. Come join us. Hope you have a great day.... Love and Prayers, CarolView Thread
Hello Stardog....good to hear from you! Oh yes, I am 4 months out from my last radiation and I still get tired very quickly. I just have to sit down, rest, and then try again. I've been told this fatigue can last up to 5 years. Of course not as bad as now. It's recommended to take an afternoon nap. I have a wonderful site for you to visit and I hope join. The people there are wonderful and all of them are triple negative. www.tnbc.org clk on forums. I am Carol(Tenn) and I keep up the Spiritual Support thread there. I'm looking forward to seeing you there. I started this so I could reach others that didn't know about that site. Love and Prayers, CarolView Thread
Welcome to this site. It's my first experience in starting an exchange so I guess we will all learn together. I am from West Tennessee...let us know where all of you are from. Tell us about your diagnosis and treatment. Love and Prayers, CarolView Thread
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