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My body's immune system after cancer

Breast Cancer | Last Active: Feb 9 7:56pm | Replies (20)

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@rhongirl - This year it will be 30(!) years ago since I had mastectomy and chemo. I was also lucky to be able to take all treatments on time and full dose.
Over the years I have had my share of sinus infections, bronchitis and pneumonia. Also 2 sinus surgeries. I’m 77 now and my immune system is temperamental.
I just read a medical article today about how to strengthen the immune defense.
Cut out/ down stress, sleep, moderate physical activity and a good sense of humor - just what you mentioned!
Before retirement I had a job with intense stress- I still have difficulty with stress.
I also developed an autoimmune colitis.
You have been through a lot the past couple of years- tough on your body. It takes time for the body to heal after surgeries.
You will get back to normal- in the meantime keep an eye on those cute Petri dishes!
I still wear a face mask when I’m in a crowded place. There are so many viruses, including the flu, circulating.

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@astaingegerdm I did the right thing. . . I just received a call from Mayo to schedule my final surgery, and I declined. I said that my body was telling me to wait. It is not a life-saving surgery, it is only cosmetic, leftover from the reconstruction. I will give my body time and revisit the last surgery option later in the year.