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A small part of the chemo journey - shaving the hair on your head and dealing with baldness. What cancer takes away - and family gives back. Unconditionally

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  • Traciann brundage Profile

    Just finished my second treatment . I feel old and weak. (night sweats and can't sleep) Any tips?

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 5 years 8 answers
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    • Evelyn Heilbrunn Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      Boy, it sucks, doesn't it? I'm so sorry you're having to go through this but keep your eye on the prize, even when you feel like you can't lift your head up. This stuff is KILLING those little suckers, each and every one of them! You are stronger than they are. With your will and the chemo...

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      Boy, it sucks, doesn't it? I'm so sorry you're having to go through this but keep your eye on the prize, even when you feel like you can't lift your head up. This stuff is KILLING those little suckers, each and every one of them! You are stronger than they are. With your will and the chemo working against them, THEY WILL NOT WIN.

      Now, for the sleep thing. I also take Trazadone. The dose has varied from 100 to 400 mg a night, depending on how difficult it is for me to sleep. (I'm on Aromasin (Eximestane) now, and it gives me terrible insomnia!) The good thing about Trazadone is that it's not addictive and doesn't give you the weird side effects you can get from other sleep meds like Ambien.

      Exercise will also help you. I imagine that's the last thing you can think about, but i figured that just getting up and walking around the house was exercise so I did it and I think it helped!

      Best of luck to you!

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Oh Traciann.... you WILL start to feel better. Keep in mind, the chemo is kicking-butt to any cancer cells RIGHT NOW! It is doing what it is supposed to do. You bide your time, listen to your body, drink plenty of fluids and indulge yourself in some --caring-time-- for you. This is tough and...

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      Oh Traciann.... you WILL start to feel better. Keep in mind, the chemo is kicking-butt to any cancer cells RIGHT NOW! It is doing what it is supposed to do. You bide your time, listen to your body, drink plenty of fluids and indulge yourself in some --caring-time-- for you. This is tough and expected. You are right in the middle of it.... you take care of yourself, dear sister. Hang in there, we know how you are feeling and it does get better.
      Warm, fuzzy pony hugs. Sharon

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  • Lou Cam Profile

    Meeting oncologist tomorrow. Two tumors : 2.3, & .5. Grade 3. Nodes were 0/2. What chemo regimen is he likely to advise ?

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2013
    almost 5 years 5 answers
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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      It will be taylor made for you. No two cancers are the same. Don't worry. It's not fun, but very do-able. Prayers to you.

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    • Leah Fortune Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      Depends if your hormone positive or not and her2 positive. If your going to have lumpectomy or mastectomy.

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  • Rose Bartholomee Profile

    what about smoking

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 5 years 1 answer
    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      NO!!!!!!!!!

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  • Francine Williams Profile

    How fast does cancer come back after doing a check up after chemo, radiation and doing the test?

    Asked by anonymous

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

      Francine,
      You live your life, follow your oncologists suggestions for check-ups, and don't dwell on the what-if's(?) We have been treated for our disease, and just as our other sister's have said.... hopefully we never have to face it again. Now get out there and have some fun! Take care, Sharon

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    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Hopefully never

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