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About ddcrook

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  1. DD16 wants to work for, talking to English learners Does anyone have any experience with this organization? Is it legitimate?
  2. Yes. I didn't realize that you were not in the US. I"m sure these things are different all over the world. I had my bilateral mastectomy, lymph node biopsy, and DIEP flap all at the same time. I stated three nights in the hospital. The doctor would have let me go home after two nights if I felt ready.
  3. Did your surgeon discuss genetic testing? Because I had tumors in both breasts and was under 50, my surgeon sent me in for genetic testing. The results of the testing made it clear that I needed a bilateral mastectomy. If the test came back negative, I would have been willing to try a lumpectomy. I completely understand why you would want to avoid hospitals right now. Neither a lumpectomy or mastectomy would require an overnight stay in the hospital. Reconstruction involving tissue expanders does not require a hospital stay either. DIEP flap reconstruction (the method I chose and am really happy with) will require a few nights in the hospital. I am really sorry that you are dealing with this now. There are so many choices to make even without the current complications.
  4. Hugs for you! This is hard in any circumstances. Current circumstances make this excruciating. It sounds like you and your surgeon have a good plan. Did you discuss what kind of surgery you will have? I hope you like your oncologist also.
  5. I completely understand. I am halfway through my chemo right now and my biggest fear is that something will happen to postpone my chemo. A sweet couple from church surprised us with dinner tonight. It was thoughtful, but I kept thinking, "No, you can't come in!" If just one of them comes down with the virus, I'll have to stay away from my cancer center for 14 days. I'll pray that you will be able to have your appointment on Tuuesday.
  6. I pray that you will have peace and strength during this time. I'm glad you get to meet with the surgeon so soon. I found a great deal of relief once I had a plan. It's been five months since my diagnosis. Feel free to PM me if you want to talk to someone who is walking the same road.
  7. Some of the women in my chemo forum are worried that their chemo will be cancelled. So far nobody has been cancelled, but one woman is no longer allowed to have a guest in the infusion room. Surely they won't make us postpone chemo!
  8. I'm sorry you are going through this. I'm currently in the middle of breast cancer treatment. May I recommend that you visit It is a fabulous resource. They have tons of articles from medical professionals and a community of amazing women. Their is a section on their forum called "Not Diagnosed But Worried." If you post on their you will receive words of wisdom and comfort from women who have been in your shoes. I wish you all the best.
  9. I'm so very sorry to hear this. Sent from my GT-N8013 using Tapatalk
  10. When I told one mom that I homeschooled my girls, she said that her daughter is too smart for homeschool. I had to bite my tongue to keep from saying, "Yeah, homeschooling is only good for dipsticks like my kids." Instead, I just smiled and moved on.
  11. I'm in Fort Worth and most of my acquaintances have a short commute. I can think of several people who only drive 15 minutes or less. It always surprises me when I learn that someone commutes more than 30 minutes. Maybe our neighborhood is just conveniently located. I can imagine that people living near Dallas have a longer commute though.
  12. Driving to an appointment today in Fort Worth, I saw five gas stations that were out of gas and three that were open with long lines. On the way home only one station still had gas. Sent from my GT-N8013 using Tapatalk
  13. Yes. Today someone told me that they filled both of their cars and two gas cans. I'm sure that is not their normal purchasing behavior. Sent from my GT-N8013 using Tapatalk
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