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3 days ago · Bone marrow transplants in Caregivers

My son at 39 was just diagnosed with CMML and will be coming to Mayo for 4 months to prepare for and receive it. His dad and I will be his caregivers at the Hope House while he is there. Who had been through this?

Thu, Apr 11 8:53am · After knee replacement surgery in Joint Replacements

Hi Teresa. I had bilateral tkrs 5 months ago next week. It really has gone well. I went in slightly naive as well, but my optimism and determination pulled me through. Sounds like you are all set. I felt
anxious as my surgery came closer too. It didn't help that people continually told me how brave and courageous I was. 🤔 It makes you wonder if you made the right plan at times. But for me it went well, and I am so GLAD and thankful I chose this route. I tended to think of my surgical knees as one instead of two separate surgeries. Each knee reacts a little differently. I am back to swimming and weight class 5 times a week. My walking is fluid and pain free. Get ready to work hard afterwards. It will be your full time job. You go, girl! Good luck.

Thu, Mar 28 12:51pm · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I feel like I was exactly where you are now. It's been nearly 4 years on Arimadex and no recurrence. I pushed through and stayed on the drug religiously. I forced myself to continue weight class and swim aerobics, figuring I couldn't hurt anymore than I already did. I think my body has quit fighting it, and the pain is gone. My advice is to stay with it. If got better for me, hopefully it will for you too. I love my pain free life again and treasure every day at 71!

Sat, Mar 23 11:18am · Climbing Stairs After TKR in Joint Replacements

Every month gets better. I was told by my PT to watch my form and keep walking up and downstairs to strengthen up muscles around knee. So don't avoid stair climbs and descents. It will get easier!

Fri, Mar 22 11:27am · Learning to walk normal after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

I had a double tkr surgery. My therapist told me to consciously walk a
normal stride with bend. I'm 4 months out and walk like a pro. Go easy
and slow… you have to retrain muscles.

Judi Maddock

Sun, Feb 24 7:24pm · Stopping anastrozole after 5 years. Withdrawal symptoms? in Breast Cancer

My symptoms seem to have gone away as time has gone on. I've been on them going on 4 years. Glad I've stuck with them . You can do this!

Mon, Feb 18 8:20pm · Did anyone else develop Prickly Heat with their TKR spinal? in Joint Replacements

I would have it looked at. My legs broke our th a bright red rash. I was treated with a special creme I was prescribed. It really cleared it up. It was likely caused by an allergy to something used before or during surgery.

Thu, Feb 7 2:10pm · Help finding a positive attitude in Breast Cancer

It will go faster than you think. I had 33 treatments after being diagnosed with stage1A bc after my lumpectomy. I was lucky to have no real side effects. Hope you sail through the last half of your radiation treatments!