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  Topic: Yet - Another update!!
terri1

Replies: 3
Views: 8056

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:49 pm   Subject: Yet - Another update!!
Thanks Marilyn--I'm looking forward to it! Talk to you soon! Very Happy
  Topic: Yet - Another update!!
terri1

Replies: 3
Views: 8056

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:54 pm   Subject: Yet - Another update!!
Hi Marilyn--I certainly can understand why you would want to be done for the cruise--new boobies are fun to dress up (or down) Laughing Laughing Laughing I was in the same situation when I went to Vegas. I ...
  Topic: Another update - third fill !!!
terri1

Replies: 6
Views: 11985

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 1:32 am   Subject: Another update - third fill !!!
Yay Marilyn Very Happy Glad you're doing so well. Do you have a surgery date yet?
  Topic: Update: - Had my second fill!!
terri1

Replies: 7
Views: 12706

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:52 pm   Subject: Update: - Had my second fill!!
Hi Marilyn! Size is a tough issue. My doctor didn't use sizers. But the difference between us and ladies getting breast augmentation is that since we go through the filling process we can get some ...
  Topic: Update: - Had my second fill!!
terri1

Replies: 7
Views: 12706

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:52 am   Subject: Update: - Had my second fill!!
Hi Marilyn--you sound great! I'm glad things are going so well for you Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Soon your surgery will be behind you.

As for me, I am enjoying my new boobies. I went to La Senza and went nuts ...
  Topic: My first fill
terri1

Replies: 17
Views: 25189

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:19 pm   Subject: My first fill
Hey Marilyn! Glad to hear you are doing so well. I am very happy with the result. The surgeon made a point of telling me that making everything symmetrical would be difficult because of course I ha ...
  Topic: My first fill
terri1

Replies: 17
Views: 25189

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:12 am   Subject: My first fill
Marilyn-sooo excited for you! You sound great--I guess it wasn't too uncomfortable. That's wonderful.
  Topic: I'm Done
terri1

Replies: 5
Views: 13205

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 7:56 pm   Subject: I'm Done
Hi guys, had my second stage reconstruction today and it was a piece of cake. Surgery was at 8, I was out by 12 and slept a bit. I'm a little uncomfortable but not bad at all.

As like many other ...
  Topic: Massage therapy for survivors
terri1

Replies: 7
Views: 11194

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:53 pm   Subject: Massage therapy for survivors
Sorry Kathy I see you say in your message that he/she specializes but I've never heard of it. I wonder how you go about finding one--maybe the cancer agency I guess.
  Topic: Massage therapy for survivors
terri1

Replies: 7
Views: 11194

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:52 pm   Subject: Massage therapy for survivors
Kathy-what a sweetheart you are for sharing this. Do you know if it was a special type of massage therapist or just a general one?
  Topic: I need another update!
terri1

Replies: 2
Views: 6610

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:51 pm   Subject: I need another update!
Marilyn - have you got your first fill yet? I want to know how it goes.

Linda--what's new in your world? Keeping busy?
  Topic: Finally My Last Fill
terri1

Replies: 11
Views: 15344

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 9:08 pm   Subject: Finally My Last Fill
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  Topic: Finally My Last Fill
terri1

Replies: 11
Views: 15344

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 10:33 pm   Subject: Finally My Last Fill
Thanks everyone! I am sooooo looking forward to having this all done...I can't tell you how much. It will be nice to not have to stuff the one side anymore. And my new body will be a great excuse t ...
  Topic: Finally My Last Fill
terri1

Replies: 11
Views: 15344

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:57 pm   Subject: Ashlee
Hey Ashlee--looking good Smile Sure, happy to answer any questions. I saw Linda posted a reply to your message and my situation is a bit different from your Mom's but I am happy to help any way I can.
  Topic: Finally My Last Fill
terri1

Replies: 11
Views: 15344

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:52 pm   Subject: Finally My Last Fill
Hi everyone--I have my last fill today. Yay! Very Happy One more hurtle I've gone through. My pre-op is May 9th and my surgery is June 24th. My surgeon asked me today if I thought I was big enough or wan ...
  Topic: Update-Skin Expander
terri1

Replies: 19
Views: 27951

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:47 pm   Subject: fillups
I will have had 5 including the one on Monday. Don't worry you will be fine! Very Happy
  Topic: Update-Skin Expander
terri1

Replies: 19
Views: 27951

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:10 pm   Subject: Skin Expander
Hi, it was a breeze actually. I think if you are going Marilyn you should see if ps can space it once every couple of weeks. I think expanding every week is too much! Crying or Very sad Anyway, ps says maybe j ...
  Topic: Ouch!
terri1

Replies: 6
Views: 9413

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:02 am   Subject: Ouch!
Hi everyone! Thanks for all your encouragement--you really are the best Very Happy I am much better today--like night and day. It's incredible how I felt so miserable and then just like that I'm better. ...
  Topic: Ouch!
terri1

Replies: 6
Views: 9413

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:50 pm   Subject: Ouch!
Hi everyone. Just an update on my fills. Yesterday I had my third fill and I was only able to handle 40cc (usual is 50) before I became really uncomfortable. I went home and was in extreme discomfo ...
  Topic: All filled up yet???
terri1

Replies: 9
Views: 13227

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:13 am   Subject: All filled up yet???
Hi, sorry it took so long to post. I've been very busy the last couple of days. We booked Vegas and Cirque de Solei but it is incredibily difficult when you are trying to organize 12 people to go--a ...
  Topic: All filled up yet???
terri1

Replies: 9
Views: 13227

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 4:19 pm   Subject: All filled up yet???
Hi ladies! I'm doing great, thanks for asking. My lefty is now bigger than righty so I went and bought a bra the size I thought I wanted to be and bought those gel inserts from la senza (awesome by ...
  Topic: Update-Skin Expander
terri1

Replies: 19
Views: 27951

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 2:39 am   Subject: Update-Skin Expander
Yes, I'm noticing a weight gain around the middle too! I work out like made also and I'm thin everywhere else. I hate that jelly belly stuff Mad

What can we do? Confused
  Topic: Update-Skin Expander
terri1

Replies: 19
Views: 27951

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 2:05 pm   Subject: Surgery
I was anxious like you. But I was surprised at how quickly time passed. I just tried to keep busy--but you sound a bit like me, once I decide to do something I just want it DONE! I'm not very patie ...
  Topic: Update-Skin Expander
terri1

Replies: 19
Views: 27951

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:27 am   Subject: Update-Skin Expander
Marilyn--May will be here before you know it! Hang in there! Just so I'm on top of things, is May your consult or your surgery?
  Topic: Update-Skin Expander
terri1

Replies: 19
Views: 27951

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:41 pm   Subject: Missing Boobie
Hey Linda!

Yes, no more kicking boobies under the bed! Laughing Things are looking up! Very Happy
  Topic: Update-Skin Expander
terri1

Replies: 19
Views: 27951

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:39 pm   Subject: Augmentation
Marilyn--yes, what they do is stretch out the mastecomy side and then, once it's all stretched, then they put implants in both. So at that point it is like any other breast augmentation. Hope that h ...
  Topic: Update-Skin Expander
terri1

Replies: 19
Views: 27951

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:44 pm   Subject: Update-Skin Expander
Hi everyone! Time to start a new thread. Some of you wondered how I'm doing (Hi Linda and Marilyn!) Smile I'm actually doing great--back to normal, although my surgeon says I need to wait one more week ...
  Topic: Lymphedema!!!!!!!!!!
terri1

Replies: 2
Views: 7732

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 12:05 pm   Subject: Lymphedema!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for the info Linda--that's really helpful Smile Smile Smile
  Topic: Is it common to have to wait to see a reputable surgeon
terri1

Replies: 44
Views: 75914

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 2:38 pm   Subject: Is it common to have to wait to see a reputable surgeon
I did get one pm message from you the other day--so I think it's working. As for changing fonts, just click on the boxes above. I've coloured my text red--I think it's one of those things where you ...
  Topic: Is it common to have to wait to see a reputable surgeon
terri1

Replies: 44
Views: 75914

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:59 pm   Subject: Is it common to have to wait to see a reputable surgeon
You mean you DON'T have hair growing in that armpit (mastectomy side)? I'd say you're the lucky one--it's really hard to shave on that side. Evil or Very Mad

Lucky you taking a cruise. I really need a vaca ...
  Topic: Is it common to have to wait to see a reputable surgeon
terri1

Replies: 44
Views: 75914

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:16 pm   Subject: Is it common to have to wait to see a reputable surgeon
I know what you mean marilyn--my arm and armpit drive me crazy with itchiness. But I wonder if that is a sign that feeling is coming back.

I have no swelling either but it was my understanding tha ...
  Topic: Is it common to have to wait to see a reputable surgeon
terri1

Replies: 44
Views: 75914

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:56 pm   Subject: Is it common to have to wait to see a reputable surgeon
Yes I still have numbness too and itchiness sometimes but I feel it's getting a little better. I massage my arm and my underarm incision. It's supposed to keep the lymph fluid moving and keep the in ...
  Topic: Is it common to have to wait to see a reputable surgeon
terri1

Replies: 44
Views: 75914

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:01 pm   Subject: Name Change
Just to let everyone know I've changed my stripper name from candycane1 to Terri1. Terri was taken. Sad
  Topic: Is it common to have to wait to see a reputable surgeon
terri1

Replies: 44
Views: 75914

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:55 pm   Subject: Linda
Linda-sorry you had the flu-hope you are feeling better. I'm doing really well, although my body lets me know when I've probably had enough. I have been blessed with very un-B.C. like weather this w ...
  Topic: Is it common to have to wait to see a reputable surgeon
terri1

Replies: 44
Views: 75914

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:06 am   Subject: Marilyn
Hi Marilyn! I see my doctor to "fill em up" Laughing a week from today. I'm going shopping later this week to pick up some gel bra inserts so I can try to keep them even as I go along. I guess I'll n ...
  Topic: Is it common to have to wait to see a reputable surgeon
terri1

Replies: 44
Views: 75914

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:32 am   Subject: Reconstruction
I know what you mean about only wanting to contend with what lay ahead. After two surgeries I didn't want to go through anything more. But, after a couple of months I changed my mind. I had my lump ...
  Topic: Is it common to have to wait to see a reputable surgeon
terri1

Replies: 44
Views: 75914

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:54 am   Subject: Prosthesis
I hate mine too! I just got a free sock type one from the hospital as I knew I would be getting in for reconstruction as soon as I could. As I mentioned in previous posts, I sometimes lose the stupi ...
  Topic: Is it common to have to wait to see a reputable surgeon
terri1

Replies: 44
Views: 75914

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 4:05 pm   Subject: Skin Expander
Hi Marilyn--welcome to this site. Yes the women on this site are incredible. Incredibly strong, giving and helpful. Linda has been especially great for advice and also a great comfort to me.

Surg ...
  Topic: Is it common to have to wait to see a reputable surgeon
terri1

Replies: 44
Views: 75914

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 8:37 pm   Subject: Reconstruction
Marilyn--I'm currently going through reconstruction. Just had my splint/explander put in Friday. I'd be happy to help any way I can.
  Topic: Looking for support
terri1

Replies: 22
Views: 34948

PostForum: Breast cancer/reconstruction support section   Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 11:11 pm   Subject: 2 More Days
Hi everyone! Two days till my first surgery. It's funny, I'm less apprehensive this week then last week. I guess I've steeled myself up a bit. I just try to keep thinking positive--that this is a p ...
 
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