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    What is the screening process for breast cancer once you've had a bilateral mastectomy?

    January 03 at 2:54 PM view discussion
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      Because there is still some breast tissue on the chest wall after a mastectomy, is there a screening for recurring breast cancer?

      December 22 at 4:55 AM view news story
      • ladyfromdgo has replied to a post on the message board

        I wish it was an option for you, too, but, since many, many women have gone before you, you can do this!!!!  Like Nike says "JUST DO IT!".  You'll do fine!  Keep us posted.  Laurie

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          Once upon a time, before LEEP, the procedure was done in the hospital, under anesthetic and was called a Cone Biopsy.  I don't know what the protocal or criteria might be at your local hospital, but possibly, due to your high anxiety, they could do it on an out-patient basis under anesthesia.  Insurance may not go for it, but it sure can't hurt to ask.  Staying very still during a LEEP is critical.&nbs...

          October 06, 2016 view post
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            Positive thoughts and prayers to you and your family.  Is is a tough journey. Laurie

            September 23, 2016 view post
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              My husband was a very strong, hard working man with a small excavation business...lots of physical work. He also enjoyed working outside at home when he was off work.  When he was diagnosed with GBM, had the craniotomy, and then radiation and chemo, he really didn't seem to have bad effects.  They had him taking the anti-nausea pill 30-45 minutes prior to the chemo, but he didn't get nausea.  After a w...

              September 15, 2016 view post
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                I'm so very sorry for the loss of your father.  I agree with you about the reverse birthing process.  I had never thought of it that way, but watching it happen to my husband last year, you are spot on with the process.  Give yourself time.  Grieving is a different process for all of us.  There is no time frame, but there are some good support groups and some really good books.  People k...

                September 07, 2016 view post
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                  It may help the mucous draining to elevate him a bit.  I believe hospice gave us some stuff to help with the mucous build-up, too.  You might ask, if they haven't already.  I look back at what happened with my husband, and I believe now, that even tho he'd periodically have that rattle, and seem to suddenly breathe deeply, that he had probably gone sometime before that, but his body took a while to shu...

                  September 04, 2016 view post
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                    Hooray for you!!!!  I'm so glad it was negative!!! Laurie

                    September 02, 2016 view post
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                      Your doctors' office should have additional information about the LEEP.  When I worked in the GYN office I was in for 32 years, we'd have a handout to give the ladies, that told them not to have intercourse for 2 weeks, and then come back in 4-6 weeks.  Usually the LEEP removes a fairly hefty piece or pieces of tissue and needs to heal.  I think usually full recovery was approximately 8 weeks.  I ...

                      September 01, 2016 view post
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