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HERE I GO AGAIN

In 1980 I was first told I had cancer & it looked like it  spreed.   My Dr. was really wrong..then 20 years later, 2000.. I was told the same thing... He was right this time. It was HARD to go thru as you ALL know, but I made it. We all have different things that happen to us after cancer..Mine was Lymphedema ...But for 20 more years I lived with a FAT left arm.  I turned 80 years young in Aug....

My husband had 3 surgeries last year & I seemed to worry about him than myself.  I started to loose weight..I am now down to 108 lbs.  Last year (while losing weight) My FAT arm started losing weight too..  I was told while going thru lymphedema  that it would go thru my belly buttom most of the time. OR it would go thru &I would pee it out.  There was also the chance that it would stay around my heart...Fluid around your heart....

The fluid in my left arm was BROWN...  OK don't laugh until you read the rest.... About 10 years ago an ant bit me  & BROWN STUFF leaked out for over an hour....It was blood, but years & years old!   Then about 5 years ago My arm got cut & AGAIN  IT WAS BROWN ! NOW MY gut IS  STILL SWELLING! & my arm is getting smaller !   So far all 15 new Drs DON'T  know what is happening to my gut ?????    DUHHHHHHHHHH.

If anyone out there has had problems with your arms ...PLEASE LET ME KNOW ....It is getting up to my heart now ! DRS  are good about trying to clear cancer  for many of us...BUT KNOW NOTHING ABOUT LYMPHEDEMA !

Danean threw a punch at your cancer.
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Man, Sandy, I'm so sorry for your troubles. I have lymphedema in my ankles from pelvic radiation. I went to a lymphedema specialist for awhile. They didn't have a lot of success getting the lymphedema under control, but they were kind and knowledgeable. You might want to try Googling "lymphedema clinic" or "lymphedema specialist" along with your zip code. That may yield some good leads.

Hugs to you, sweet lady,

Danean
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Hey Danean,
I went thru 3 months of those specialist & NO results...BUT they didn't tell me that it MIGHT cause fluid around your heart. !!! I have been to 3,4, Maybe 5 Drs. who clam to know about lymphedema, but they didn't. About 15 years ago an ant bit me & I bleed for over an hour & it all came out BROWN !!! I can only think that the same blood?? in my arm turned a different color. Years DO cause changes.... I am STILL looking for a Dr. BUT ONLY ONE WHO GOES OUT OF THE BOX TO REALLY FIND OUT WHAT "THIS STUFF" IS DOING TO OUR BODIES !! If you even hear about one...PLEASE ...PLEASE ... let me know.. Stay healthy & happy, sandy
I definitely will, Sandy. I'm so sorry the multiple doctors are not helping you find the underlying cause!
HAHAHA... I think my main trouble is...EVERYONE I KNOW CALLS ME "TROUBLE" hehe Really everyday is a GREAT day when I wake up looking DOWN at the dirt...instead of UP THRU IT !!!
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WIGGLE MY NOSE

IT HAS BEEN MONTHS SINCE I WAS LAST HERE, BUT WE NEVER FORGET.  HOW CAN YOU FORGET ALL THE HOURS & DAYS & MONTHS  WE GO THRU  THINGS WE NEVER KNEW ABOUT, MUCH LESS THE FEELINGS & PAINS WE GO THRU. MY HUSBAND  JUST HAD A HEART ATTACK & FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS 78 YEARS HE FOUND OUT WHAT PAIN REALLY IS. YES.... HE IS DOING BETTER EACH DAY, BUT LIKE CANCER, EACH DAY BRINGS SOMETHING NEW INTO YOUR LIFE.   OUR BIGEST THOUGHT IS ..."DO I STILL HAVE IT"???  or  "HAS IT MOVED TO ANOTHER PART OF MY BODY"?? I GUESS WE ALL WORRY ABOUT OURSELVES WHEN WE FIND OUT OUR BODIES ARE GOING TO WAR  WITHIN  US ...AGAIN ! IT IS TIMES LIKE THIS I WISH I WAS THAT  TV GENNIE WHO WIGGLED HER NOSE & HER DREAMS CAME TRUE. IF ONLY WE ALL COULD DO THAT....... BUT SINCE WE CAN'T DO THAT,  HERE IS A WISH FROM ME TO ALL WHO VISIT THIS PLACE..  MAKE SOMEONE LAUGH TODAY...& TOMORROW TOO... YOU WILL FIND OUT IT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER..... A BIG SMILE MEANS SO, SO MUCH.  YOU REALLY WON'T KNOW THIS UNLESS YOU TRY IT  ! SUMMER IS HERE  & "SO ARE YOU"  THAT SOUNDS GREAT TO ME  ( & I DIDN'T WIGGLE MY NOSE.)

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so true. Humor is good medicine. very healthy too. Enjoy the summer.
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January 13, 2009

Virginia

August, 1939

Cancer Info

Breast Cancer

September, 2000

3.1 - 4.0 cm

Yes

Taxol (Paclitaxel)

Tamoxifen

EVERYTHING !!!

Life is short.....Laugh as much as you can.

Be there.

Jury is still out ????

I found a lump in my left breast, had mastitis for years & had no insurance, so let it go. But it got too big. Went to doctor.

Just went broke!!

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