Hi my name is Nina-Ann I am a twice cancer survivor. Surviving cancer twice is a tough gig. I am sharing my journey to help others. I have written a book also. I am covering cancer, double mastectomy, chemotherapy, family and friends. My blog has lots of information, helpful and a few things to brighten your day. I am a cancer advocate. My story is happy, sad and inspirational.
Inflammatory breast cancer blocks certain vessels in the skin covering the breast.
The breasts become red, swollen and tender. Other symptoms include a rapid change in breast appearance, thickness or heaviness, along with unusual warmth.
Treatments include chemotherapy, surgery and radiation.
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Well not being prepared for a double mastectomy is one thing! Please don't get me wrong I feel I made the right choice to have it. Due to genes and being my second Cancer etc. but my chest is still dead. Hard to explain but I can't feel anything. The skin has repaired I feel skin. But underneath my chest feels like it's not there. Doesn't make sense I know but I don't have feeling it's like a black hole. 9 years on it hasn't changed. So in the beginning I did read in an article some woman may get some feeling back. I guess it's not me, I would love to hear from others going through this. Are you the same?
Example I dropped a 12 kilo box from above my head by accident. It landed on my chest, felt nothing but I got winded badly. So I guess that would have hurt. Then in the morning had a gigantic bruise. So this is evidence that it would have hurt if I could feel it.
I guess if I was going to feel anything it should have happened by now!
I have learnt so…
Gee I looked at the date today and yes October 2008 seems long ago. I guess it is. Now 9 years in I have survived this ordeal. For all of us survivors I am sure there is a proud moment of wow. I am still here. By no means am I saying there is no physical or mental scars. There are a lot, but there is an over whelming sense of success and gratitude as well. I am feeling lucky to be alive. So to all those survivors out there. I give you a massive congratulations and a pat on the back. To all the beautiful people we lost I applaud you for putting up the fight of your life. Community is supporting each other through thick and thin.
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