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Aren't you more worried about losing wt when in Chemo and getting too thin? I was doing a search about Cancer after RNY because I have had Melanoma 3 times (surgical treatment only). I am having surgery Wed. and I am curious & concerned what happens to people who have had WLS and loose even more wt. due to being ill with Chemotherapy... just in case that is ever a possibility at some point in my life. I discussed it with my Dr. he thinks I would do fine.
My heart goes out to you, but I am glad that it was found and being treated. Please keep us posted on how you are doing. And if you do not mind sharing with us what your doc says if the WLS will affect your cancer treatment and health during tx.
Again I am so sorry to hear you will have to under go all of this treatment. Cancer is scary and it sucks, but you can beat it! You are probably so much healthier now then you ever were before your WLS journey, so that is a positive. It is a long scary road to have BC but I know you will beat it you seem like a fighter. On a positive note you will have a new set of breasts that will be cancer free and stand up tighter then when you were 16!!!
So, again keep your chin up stay strong and keep us posted!
Thanks for the sympathy and support. My doc says that people are gaining weight on chemo these days due to the new anti-nausea medications. Though some women still lose quite a bit. I guess it just depends. My doc says the surgery and chemo shouldn't be a problem. Besides, I'm a bit far out so I can eat reasonable amounts frequently, per my RNY surgeon if need be.
By God's grace, I'll beat it.
Well good luck with the doc and I hope that everything works out for you. Keep me posted and I got all the chicks and prayers flying high for you. I know that your dealing with a lot right now and I just want you to know that you are in my prayrers.
Sorry 'bout your diagnosis. I had Invasive Ductal Carcinoma - Stage 3 and went thru chemo, surgery and radiation. I was diagnosed in April of 2007 (1 month after I turned 50). I had RNY on 12/4/08 and have 65 lbs. off so far.
I gained a few lbs. when I underwent chemo. The new chemos are designed so that the patient looses as little weight as possible. It wasn't a significan gain and came off easily. Try to stay positive and do everything they ask of you. They will want you to eat well during and after treatment - proteins/veggies, etc. so you shouldn't have aniy long term weight gain issues.
The advice you received here from others is correct. Stay focused and POSITIVE. Don't let the cancer take over your life! Go to work, meet with friends and do your regular routine.
Prior to my RNY, I had a catscan, Petscan and other diagnostic tests just to be sure there was no lingering problems. I finished radiation in 10/2008 and over 1 year later I am cancer free!
Life is good - I'll be praying for you and if you need to talk or vent, fee free to contact me.
You go girl!!