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Fri, Feb 14 2:01pm · Left total shoulder replacement: Why can't I drive for 6 weeks? in Joint Replacements

I have had 2 rotator cuff surgeries on my right shoulder. And I was able to drive within 3 weeks.
I am having a reverse total shoulder procedure done this summer and my ortho surgeon claimed recovery was much easier!
Best of luck to you and let us know how you are!

Sun, Jan 12 4:57pm · Aromatase Inhihibitors: Did you decide to go on them or not? in Breast Cancer

I was just wondering what your final decision was with the advise of your oncologist on taking an aromatase inhibitor. I am close to 72 and I have been on Letrozole for 2 years. My Oncologist just took me off of it for 30 days to give me a “break”. My joint pain has increased steadily the past 8 months. I had arthritis when I was diagnosed and I have read that A I side effects are worse when you already suffer. Tylenol & Aleve really do not cut the pain. I used to work out 3-6 days a week, walk daily, & bike. Now I read, do art and try not to move…..ahhhh! My Oncologist suggested I start on Tamoxifen to replace the Letrozole. It has it’s own set of bone pain issues.
Thank you for sharing what your final decision.

Jul 22, 2019 · Strabismus in Eye Conditions

Thank you so much Lisa @lisalucier for connecting me with others who have talked about adult strabismus. My recovery has followed the expected route. Eight days of 3 different eye drops every hour. Pain that was significant the first 24 hours but semi-controlled with Tylenol and Ibuprofen. Now almost 2 weeks later I only have to do RX drops 2X/day!! If any of the folks @hopeful33250 @kristin1990
@claire1983 @ihatediabetes @rckj @johnhans would like to text me, I am happy to spread my good vision!
@ihatediabetes I started out with prism films and then had prescription prisms in both lenses. Sometimes my vision would change every 3 months and I would have a prism film added and then wait for my new glasses. I could not have survived w/o the miracle of prisms!
I am now on a 4x day eye exercise program to keep my brain/eye muscles/nerves seeing only one image. I will never forget to do these exercises! Good wishes to all.

Jul 22, 2019 · Strabismus in Eye Conditions

I became a patient at Rochester Mayo in February of 2018 for a different condition that required a 2nd opinion.
I had researched "stabismus surgeons" after I had a failed surgery locally in 2015. When I initially called it was almost a year wait just to be seen. It was truly worth the wait. I had never worn glasses or had eye problems as a child. I started needed readers at 62 yrs. My strabismus was not caused by a stroke, diabetes, myasthenia gravis or thyroid problems. I was diagnosed with esotropia which was probably caused by problems with eye muscles or the way my nerves were not transmitting information to my brain. I remember the term "sagging eye syndrome" was used by my physician also.
But the final comment is……….I see only one image w/o prisms in both lenses! Life is so fine due to the expertise of my eye surgeon at Mayo Clinic!

Jul 18, 2019 · Strabismus in Eye Conditions

Just had the most profound eye surgery at Mayo Clinic Rochester for my 9+year problem with double vision. I only see one image now w/o wearing prisms! A big miracle.
My surgeon gave me the "Connect" handout. I cannot find a group associated with this condition. Just wondering if one exists.
Thank you.

Jan 26, 2019 · adjuvant bisphosphonates in Breast Cancer

Hi Tessfair!
I so understand your situation. I am sending you positive energy and a calm moment. I have metastatic BC.

I had my first biosphosphonate infusion in late November. I have been on letrozole for 10 months. I had a bilateral mastectomy and 6 weeks of proton beam. I was terrified for some reason. Especially since all the other treatments were faced squarely. The infusion was a breeze. It took only 15 minutes.
I have had absolutely no side effects. I am planning on it working wonders and adding quality and quantity to my life.
Have faith that you will make the right decision.

Oct 12, 2018 · electric recliner chair and breast cancer in Breast Cancer

I shopped all over our little town to try out electric recliners. Found the perfect one on sale. I had a double Mastectomy and 14 lymph nodes removed on August 29th. This chair made my life so much easier! I slept in it for almost 4 weeks. Plus it is a terrific chair to read in now that I am feeling so FINE. The salesman remarked that re-sell would be a breeze. Sending healing wishes to your relative.

Sep 10, 2018 · A whirlwind in Breast Cancer

Your post gave me a sunrise an hour early this morning. Thank you for your positive words and encouragement. It was like a giant embrace that filled my being with all I need to enjoy this day. Thank you.