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Jobi
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Hello dear friends.  I must first apologize for not getting on this site in a long while.  Even so, you have been in my thoughts - especially Linda.  I am saddened by her news.

Since I last visited, I finsihed chemo, got a divorce, started writing a book, and bought a new house.  My battle with cancer however did not stop.  Almost a year to the day of my initial diagnosis, last November I found a lump in my left breast (my right breast had been removed a year earlier).  I went through worries and tests and it was nothing.  In March, it happened again.  I had to make the decision to remove my breast.  June 13, of this year I had my breast removed.  I had tissue expanders put in, and that hasn't been a walk in the park.  They are painful at first!  The pain got so bad that I literally could not get myself out of bed; a friend had to help me.  I think I only have one more office visit before setting the next surgery date.  I just can't wait for all of this to be over. 

I will keep you updated. 

Jobi

Lynne P
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I am fairly new here Jobi.  I am so sorry that you had to have another mastectomy.  I certainly wish you the best.

Lynne

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Jobi
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Hi Lynee,

 

Sorry we have to meet like this.  I thank you for your kind words.  I wish the same for you.

 

Dorene

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Kristin N
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I had a lumpectomy, but, have heard that the expanders are quite painful.  Let us know your surgery date and we'll get the pink bus out for you.  Good to see you!

 

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Jobi
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Hi Kristen,

 

The expanders are painful for the days after saline injections.  The pressure is immense, and I didn't expect for it to affect the rest of my body but it did.  Thanks for your kindness.

D

New Flower
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Sorry for loosing your breast 

wishing you a good luck with your upcoming ssurgery please come back 

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VickiSam
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Gee, so much has happened in such a short time - Striving and Surviving --

Gentle hugs and prayers for your upcoming surgery.  Keep the faith, and all will be well.

Try not to wait so long before you next visit - LOL

 

Vicki Sam

 

Lynne P
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Wishing you good luck with your future surgery.

 

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A little late .. but I am going to add my 2 cents ...
TE insert at the time of my bilateral mastectomy. 3 weeks later, I had my first
fill of 120cc per breast. There is a pinch when the needle enters each breast --
and later there is a tightness due to the increase of fluids. Try try try 60 cc
first go around to to gage what you will be dealing with. Just a suggestion.

Ibuprofen taken 1 hours before fill helps, as well as frozen peas (lighter than
an ice pack) placed on each breast to help with the inflammation due to fill.

small packages of frozen pea's also helped with my inflammation ---

Ask Plastic Surgeon staff what they recommend.

Strength, Courage and Hope.

Vicki Sam 

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Jobi
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Thank you so much Vicki Sam, and no - it is not too late.  I again want to apologize for being absent for so long.  I had so much going on.  I felt like I was swimming against the current sometimes. 

My next appt with the plastic surgeon is next week.  I have to keep reminding myself that no one will advocate for me if I don't.  I will talk to my surgeon about your suggestion. 

Great to "talk" to you!

Dorene

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Megan M
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Hey Dorene and welcome back!  Good luck with your appointment next week!

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Jobi
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Thanks Megan!  It is good to be back.  I will keep you posted!

Dorene

June Bugs
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I am very sorry that you will be going through this again.  I am sending lots of luck and prayers to you.

Hugs, June

Candi Cane
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Jobi, I am kind of new here and want to say welcome back!

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Jobi
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Vicki Sam,

I took your advice.  My final two "fill ups" were of 60cc.  Man, was that much easier to take!  Thank you so much!

 

Dorene

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Hi!  I am wishing you good luck with your surgery.  Keep us updated!

Hugs, Diane

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Jobi
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Thanks Diane!  I will certainly keep you updated! 

Dorene

taylor manny
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That's a beautiful picture of you!  Wishing you good luck too!

 

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DianeBC
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How are you doing now?  Is the pain getting any better or not?

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Jobi
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The pain has certainly gotten better.  I have one more fill up to go! 

 

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ladybug22
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I am glad to see the cancer has not stop you   writing a book  getting a new home . wow way to go   please let us know when the book come out i would love to have one  name of the book. hugs  love comming your way

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Ritzy
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Just wanting to send you the biggest hug Dorene! 

Sue :)

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Jobi
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Oh Thank you so much Sue!  Much love! 

Dorene

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Kylez
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Dorene, great to see you posting, even though I wish you had much better news.  Sending lots of hugs and positive thoughts!

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Jobi
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It really feels good to be back again.  Thanks for the hugs and positive thoughts!  Every bit helps!

Dorene

survivorbc09
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Adding more hugs and good thoughts!

Jan

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Hi Jobi,

Wow, you have been through a lot in a short amount of time.  I just happened to log in today, having been away for a while myself.  Just trying to catch up so it was good to hear all about your journey.  I hope the reconstruction goes well and this will be the end of it.  I never had reconstruction but heard the expanders are not fun.  Here is a hug and a prayer for you.

 

Love, Terry

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Jobi
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Thanks Terri!  You are right, the expanders are not fun, but the pink ladies always find a way to make it through!  Thanks for hugs and prayers!

 

Dorene

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Jean 0609
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Sorry to hear that you had to deal with this again.  Gentle hugs.

xoxo,

Jean

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Jobi
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Oh I am so happy to see you!  We all know this horrible disease is a journey.  I am always glad that I can come to this site for support!  I hope you are well!

 

Dorene

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Ritzy
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I am sending my prayers to you too!

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Jobi
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I cannot say thank you enough!!! 

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Jobi
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I cannot say thank you enough!!! 

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LoveBabyJesus
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Hi Jobi. I am very sorry you're dealing with this nightmare again. I will add you to my prayers so this is your LAST time (AMEM to that). Please do keep us updated.

I am glad you started to write a book. I enjoy writing myself. Good luck with that. This will help you heal as it is helping me.

Stay strong. Don't look back. Be well.

Hugs to you.

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I am so hap happy to hear that going with the 60cc of fluid fills made your life bearable.   Funny how just the little things in life, make our journey easier.

Strength, Courage and HOPE for a Cure.

 

Vicki Sam

 

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Good to see you posting, though I wish it were all good news.  Lots of good luck and hugs!

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Jobi
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Glad to be back, Kristen! Hope you are doing well!

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