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May 9, 2019 · Stage 2 breast cancer: What treatments decisions did you have to make? in Breast Cancer

So the radiation was on my right side. I had 20 treatments including boost treatments. I didn't experience a burn until after and it was small and treatable. While I was tired, the tiredness was nothing in comparison to the tiredness I experienced with chemo.
With a mastectomy, there were more decisions I was going to have to make—-what about the other breast, was I going flat, was I doing reconstruction, what kind of reconstruction was I doing, what was my healing time and other questions that each needed research on my part and decisions. I had my lumpectomy 2 weeks after my second opinion at Mayo, then chemo and finally radiation. I was fortunate that there was no lymph node involvement. I stage 2 metaplastic breast cancer that was triple negative. I was through the whole process in 7 months, not counting some additional recovery time.
I'm now 72 and looking forward to traveling, gardening and quilting.

May 9, 2019 · Stage 2 breast cancer: What treatments decisions did you have to make? in Breast Cancer

I listened to what the team at Mayo told me after a very thorough second opinion which included a needle biopsy of my lymph nodes and a second mammogram. There did not appear to be lymph node involvement. We discussed the followup for each option and I and my daughters asked many questions. I chose a lumpectomy after much thought. One concept that was stressed was— treat the disease you have right now. Yes the potential still exists that I might get breast cancer again or some other type of cancer because I am BRCA 2, I chose what I thought was the best option. I am almost two years out from the initial diagnosis and 1 year 3 months out from finishing chemo and radiation.

Mar 15, 2019 · High Risk Mutation (ie. BRCA, ATM, RAD51D) in Breast Cancer

I am BRCA2. But I live 2.5 hours from Rochester. Two years ago I had metaplastic stage 2 breast cancer. I had a lumpectomy followed by chemo and radiation.

Mar 8, 2019 · Any bad side effects to Metformin 500 twice a day? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

One potential thing would be to have a doctor who specializes in geriatric medicine take a look at all of the meds including over the counter stuff and see if there are some interactions happening. A pharmacist could also do the same thing.
I've been a type 2 diabetic for 15 years, taking a variety of meds over those years. I do carbohydrate counting and eat a large variety of food. And over that time have lost 60+ pounds. Metformin is one of the meds I take, before I eat. I take it in the morning before I eat and before supper.
I've been on blood pressure medicine 30+ years. Last year I started having problems with low blood pressure – dizziness and was very tired— and am know taking a significantly reduced amount of blood pressure medication based on discussions with my doctor and my blood pressure is in a good range.
I'm 72
I get out and move every day—-some days more than other days. 😇 today I am going to a silver sneakers class at the local YM. Yesterday I went to a yoga class —a new activity that is helping me move better.

Mar 6, 2019 · Carbs or Net Carbs? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

USDA Handbbok on nutritive values is available at ARS.USDA.GOV gives you the nutrient breakdown of many different whole food and many processed foods as well.
Mary Kay

Mar 6, 2019 · Carbs or Net Carbs? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

I don't think that you subtract the sugar because it is a natural occurring sugar in the green bean. I would in this cas just subtract the fiber. If there was a sugar alcohol listed, then you would subtract that, but I would not expect a sugar alcohol to be in green beans. So the net carb would be 2.
Mary Kay

Mar 6, 2019 · Carbs or Net Carbs? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

You have to calculate net carbs from the nutrient label.

Mar 5, 2019 · Looking for a community of fellow diabetics in Diabetes/Endocrine System

You want to remember that your body needs glucose for it’s primary source of energy and is capable of producing glucose if there is not enough circulating in the blood. There are many factors that interact so the bs reading reflects these different factors—not just the carbs you consume. How does your A1c look? I chart my daily bs and look at it over time. Is it within my range. Is it gradually increasing or decreasing? Has my activity changed? Has what I am eating changed—i’m Not a person who eats the same thing every day.