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juicydoubles

722d

Hello and hope you're being heard! I was just diagnosed with invasive (non estrogen receptive) breast cancer. I'm sorry if that's wrongly stated. I have been having pain and itching since they poke this bear (biopsy/mammo. 6/07/22) I have fibromyalgia and been compartmentalizing pain for 22 yrs. (56) I have been caring for my dad (stroke) 4/21/21, during the investigation of this diagnosis. I know this isn't biopsy pain too long ago now. All literature says no real pain unless inflammatory BC. I have had 3 of 5 diagnostic tests, no mets. Oncology on the 6/30, Chemo for approximately 6 months. Then double mastectomy. Familiar to anyone? Thank you much!

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    • 55isMe

      420d

      Sorry i havent been on much and that i miss things when i am. Just checking on how it is going?

    • 55isMe

      420d

      Sorry i havent been on much and that i miss things when i am. Just checking on how it is going?

    • juicydoubles

      722d

      Thank you. Your response is deeply appreciated. You understand weekend's are tough If I may, My pain isn't specific to the incision. It's not even specific to the location of the tumor. Widespread and like a toothache slow and steady at times. Or sharp (take your breath away) sporadic pains. And I forget to initially mention, more prevalent in the late afternoon and throughout the evening. The itching is otherworldly. However, I think that's because of the dimpling and other physical changes. If you don't mind taking about reconstruction decisions. No rush as I am trying to adult the hell out of it this time. One event per week...self care. Lol I wish calm days and your complications mitigated. Ty

      • JessiePaintAPicture

        546d

        @juicydoubles hi, I hope you're doing OK. Not sure if you're still suffering but wondered if you'd considered it might be nerve pain? Wishing you well

        • juicydoubles

          542d

          @JessiePaintAPicture Thanks for the response. It's weird and so obvious now. It's the cancer, I thought it only hurt when it was too late. Not so. I hope you're ok and wish you comfortable holidays. Take care of you!

    • 55isMe

      722d

      My double mastectomy was now 2 years ago. I have had significant AWS (lymphatic cording). But on the plus side, it is typically less than the everyday breast pain that i used to have. No more dreading the pain of getting cold getting out of the shower, etc.

    • 55isMe

      722d

      Chemo first is typically for larger tumors. Trying to prevent spreading and also shrinks it for better surgical outcome.

    • 55isMe

      722d

      6/7 to 6/25 is not too long for biopsy pain. My first breast cancer, it was only a needle aspiration and that one felt fine right away (but it was also much less reliable and was WRONG). This time around, it was a core biopsy and it was significant diameter. I had it in early Jan and it still hurt and was not very visible when i had my double mastectomy in early February.

      • 55isMe

        722d

        @55isMe Was very visible

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