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by biggles
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Doctors (Médecins généralistes) and other services
Topic: Retrospective claim to CPAM
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Retrospective claim to CPAM

Hi there, Although this was some years ago now, I was in a sort of similar position. Admittedly, I did have a carte vitale but it took a long time (months) for the attestation for ALD to come through to get the benefit of the 100% cover and we paid for MRIs, chemo etc ourselves, our mutuelle wouldn'...
by biggles
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 35
Views: 3808

Re: Just diagnosed

Hi GIna, Not surprised you are angry, you have every right to be! :evil: With a bit of information in advance you could have saved so much discomfort. Have you checked out the swelling and pain with your GP? That sounds pretty unpleasant too. And, like you, I can remember feeling overwhelmed by it a...
by biggles
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Removal of fluid from the breast after a lumpectomy.
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Removal of fluid from the breast after a lumpectomy.

I have just had some information from Amoena, who make breast prosthesis and bras and such like. By chance I was looking at prosthesis for swimming and up popped an article about drains after surgery. It is here and may be of interest. ;) http://www.amoena.com/uk-en/your-lifestyle/drain-wound-care/
by biggles
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Removal of fluid from the breast after a lumpectomy.
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Removal of fluid from the breast after a lumpectomy.

Hi Jan,
Silly question - if her surgeon was on a visit yesterday, what did he/she advise? I'd follow the surgeon's advice if possible.
by biggles
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Cancer Information and Support
Topic: Free nipple tattoos for breast cancer patients.
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: Free nipple tattoos for breast cancer patients.

Goodness gracious!!!!!!!! What a super idea. Interesting too that a reconstruction doesn't stretch to a nipple. I have a prosthesis and, although I haven't bothered, I could buy a nipple to stick on and can well understand that is a necessity for some people to boost their confidence and feel more &...
by biggles
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 35
Views: 3808

Re: Just diagnosed

Hi Cheryl, It is likely that Karen is right - unless there is a real degree of urgency - there always seems to be a delay between an operation and radiotherapy. I believe that is to ensure that the skin in the operated area has healed and also that your body has recovered from the op itself. In my c...
by biggles
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 35
Views: 3808

Re: Just diagnosed

Hello Cheryl, What an excellent result, I am so pleased for you. My experience of breast cancer treatment was some years ago but I can tell you that, for me, radiotherapy was tiring because it was tedious! Every day (Sat and Sun excluded) for five weeks, in my case, seemed an eternity. On burning, y...
by biggles
Thu May 25, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 35
Views: 3808

Re: Just diagnosed

Hi Cheryl, thanks for your story, it is always helpful to know what to expect........the unexpected is always a worry. It sounds as if it all went according to plan and good news about the ganglions :D Fingers crossed now for the follow up. Take it easy, not only was it a long day but it will have b...
by biggles
Sat May 20, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Your journey with cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 4359

Re: Your journey with cancer

Yes, me too. Having had cancer back in 2006 and still around to tell the tale, I also found the battle analogies unhelpful. And any implication that it was my fault was downright insulting!! It is also very upsetting to those who have 'fought and won' only to find that the d*mn thing comes back some...
by biggles
Thu May 04, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Prostate cancer
Topic: Blood test could personalize treatment
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Blood test could personalize treatment

Hi I've not posted for a while but always keep an eye on the news. I thought this new research to tackle advanced prostate cancer could be a big step forward. :) Apparently this new blood test could see in advance, before chemo, whether the drugs might work. To my mind, anything which cuts out unnec...

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