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A 2013 year-end message from a one-year breast cancer survivor; shares encouragement to continue the fight for a cure

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    How long after surgery will my arm be back to use?

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 7 years 5 answers
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    • vicki e Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      I had lymph nodes removed in march of this year. My arm is still numb on the underside and arm pit. Still has a strange feel to it but I think it is fine.

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    • shen cruces Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 3A Patient

      I had a mastectomy with all the axillary lymph nodes removed. It took a little while to really feel like I have my arm back. It was tight and difficult to extend for over two months. I went to a lymphadema prevention class and they gave me some really good exercises which helped a lot. I am a...

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      I had a mastectomy with all the axillary lymph nodes removed. It took a little while to really feel like I have my arm back. It was tight and difficult to extend for over two months. I went to a lymphadema prevention class and they gave me some really good exercises which helped a lot. I am a ceramic artist, so I really use my arms. I am back making work! Exercises are great. If you had a mastectomy with lymph nodes removed ask for a referral to see a physical therapist. That really helped me.

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  • Gabriella Trovato-Oliver Profile

    I recently found a lump and am going through priliminary testing. My head is spinning. My mom was only 51 when it claimed her life 36 years ago. I am trying to stay positive, but I am more of the worse case scenario type of person.

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 7 years 9 answers
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I found it helpful to remember "I am in God's hands and there is no better place to be".
      You are not your mother and you are not a statistic, you are you and, as already stated, there have been huge advances in both detection and treatment. Take a deep breath, and take one step at a time. I will...

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      I found it helpful to remember "I am in God's hands and there is no better place to be".
      You are not your mother and you are not a statistic, you are you and, as already stated, there have been huge advances in both detection and treatment. Take a deep breath, and take one step at a time. I will pray for negative results on the tests, but if they are not negative, that is not the end. It is the beginning of a journey of healing.

      Mary

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    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      First u gain nothing by being negative. Stay as positive in this situation as u can. Take care and I'll be saying a prayer for u.

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    My mouth, tongue and throat are too sore and blistered for me to eat any food or even swallow water without it being agony. Is there a morphine mouth spray I could get from the hospital to relieve the pain?

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 5 years 7 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I. Am so sorry you are in that much pain. Please contact your doctor as soon as possible. There are rinses that can help. Take care and hang in there, Sharon

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    • Mary G Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      So sorry you are having such discomfort. On top of everything else this is just rotten. I rinsed my mouth 3 times a day or after every meal I ate with a water/baking soda and salt mixture and it really helped to keep mouth sores at bay. Definitely get an RX from your Doc so you can get some...

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      So sorry you are having such discomfort. On top of everything else this is just rotten. I rinsed my mouth 3 times a day or after every meal I ate with a water/baking soda and salt mixture and it really helped to keep mouth sores at bay. Definitely get an RX from your Doc so you can get some nutrition down. It's hard to think this now but it will get better. Stay strong.

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    hi. It is already a week that there is uncomfortable light pain in my left breast. today i observed that left one a bit bigger than right one. i don't know, is it likely to be serious?

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    almost 5 years 2 answers
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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Any changes to one's body should be checked by their doctor. We aren't doctors here and you need an exam to see what it may or may not be as some testing may be in order.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      This is a change that should be brought to the attention of your doctor. It could be a lot of things other than breast cancer... that is just the one that always comes to mind. We can't tell you what this is but we CAN tell you this should be checked. Take care, Sharon

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