About Me: Female, 53, Universal City, TX, member since Apr 2009
im married, i have 3 children a daughter in college, and 2 sons in highschool. I was just recently diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma and just had surgery this week, removing the cancerous tumor and some lympnodes as well. I was told I am not out of this fight yet
[More] I still will be needing some kind of treatment which I will find out this upcoming week and I am so scared. Looking for some support and answers to some of my questions.
You deserve a big bear hug! Thankyou for those kinds words. Im bringing my neighbour with me for support as my dad is out of town and work wouldnt let him back and i lost my mum a few years ago. Thankyou for that last night, it really touched me thanks. and i will try my heart out to be a big strong girl just for you. Thankyou. Love Kaylen
All is well in the Hughes' household. I walked the Breast Cancer 3Day Walk in Atlanta at the end of October. It was amazing!! Very emotional, very, very inspiring. I'm glad you are finishing up radiation, but I'll tell ya that last week is kinda tough because the skin gets really tender. Keep moisturizing and drinking LOTS and LOTS of water. Normal is a nice place to be. I hope you (and I) stay that way for a very long and normal time. Congrats!
Wouldn't you know I had chemo in the dead of summer also, and I bought this "wig glue" to hold my wig down where it was supposed to go! That all got me so hot that I then bought these ice pack sort of things that you use for migraines, and I'd put one of those under the wig, too. It's amazing the wig didn't fall off and scare everyone! But I didn't experience TRUE heat until 6 months after chemo, when I had a complete hysterectomy with ovaries out, too. That catapulted me into full blown menopause, and I REALLY learned about hot flashes! Stella, please know that I've been where you are, and feel free to share, "chat", email, or post me with any questions, issues, or if you just need to cry or vent. Love, Jennifer (JThomas158)
Hi! I'm 3 years out from my last chemo treatment (almost 4 from actual diagnosis, September 5th). I'm doing really well. It was a tough road to get through, but I was such a happy camper about it. My girls keep me going (and hopping, dancing, running... ). I didn't like wigs either. I stuck with a hat when my head was cold. I kinda lost the self-consciousness somewhere along the way (probably one too many hot flashes) and just went bald a lot. My hair grew back EXACTLY as it was previously. Except for the FOOB (fake boob), you pretty much can't tell anything has happened to me. I'm all normal again except for all those doc visits. You'll get through. One day at a time, one treatment at a time. It gets better. Hang in there, let me know if I can help!
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