Mastectomy, how to prepare? My experience

You must have a mastectomy? My observations, my tricks, my experience, the more neglected elements and the general advice before a general anesthesia with hospitalization. In short, what you need to know to properly plan the mastectomy day and convalescence in order to live this period as best as possible. Continue readingMastectomy, how to prepare? My experience

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Medication, fever and chemotherapy

Here are some of the instructions I received during chemotherapy: If you haven’t already done so, get a thermometer. If the body temperature reaches: 38 °C (100.4 °F): check again 1 hour later; If the temperature has remained stable or increased, go to the emergency room; if the temperature has Continue readingMedication, fever and chemotherapy

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Predictors of persistent pain after breast surgery

A meta-analysis published in the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association examines the factors associated with the risk of persistent pain, defined by more than two months, following surgery for breast cancer. They reviewed and analyzed 30 studies involving a total of 19,813 patients. They found several factors: a younger Continue readingPredictors of persistent pain after breast surgery

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Victoria’s Quilts Canada: a quilt to bring comfort

What? Here is a little-known Canadian organization that I heard about by a cancer sister: Victoria’s Quilts Canada. The mission of Victoria’s Quilts Canada is to provide handmade quilts to people living with cancer in Canada. By providing these quilts, we hope to bring physical comfort to those dealing with Continue readingVictoria’s Quilts Canada: a quilt to bring comfort

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Musical Rapture – A Healing Gift to Humanity

Musical Rapture – A Healing Gift to Humanity by Frederic Delarue Link to listen to the music or download it (FREE): http://fredericdelarue.com/free-healing-music.html Here is a music that accompanied me from the suspicion of inflammatory breast cancer on July 26, 2013 until my bilateral modified radical mastectomy on March 6, 2014. Continue readingMusical Rapture – A Healing Gift to Humanity

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