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Scans came back all clear

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    Ohdearjessica
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    I can breathe again until the next scan!

     

    I got a prescription for soma for my shoulder/neck pains. Has anyone tried this before? I am uninsured so I have to figure out how much it will cost me

    I can breathe again until the next scan!

     

    I got a prescription for soma for my shoulder/neck pains. Has anyone tried this before? I am uninsured so I have to figure out how much it will cost me

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      RMcLegal
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      Glad to hear your scans turned out well!  I always have to remind my wife that when a brain scan is "negative", that doesn't mean I don't have a brain, but she insists otherwise.  (Sorry, bad joke, but I can't help myself.)  Best wishes.

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      RMcLegal
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      Glad to hear your scans turned out well!  I always have to remind my wife that when a brain scan is "negative", that doesn't mean I don't have a brain, but she insists otherwise.  (Sorry, bad joke, but I can't help myself.)  Best wishes.

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      EmilyandMike
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      So happy for you Jessica – it is such a hard time waiting for scans.  We just went through it in Feb.  Pure hell.  My husband (stgage 3a, 18 mos NED) has had shoulder and neck pain issues also which they think is from the lymph node dissection – so they gave him physical therapy – but no meds.  The physical therapy worked well. 

      Best

      Emily  http://www.emandmichael.com

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        Ohdearjessica
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        I am 3b and now also 18mo NED. My oncologist said that the whole area surrounding my surgical scars is super tight. I have tried physical therapy but with a little babe, no sitters (or money!) and no insurance, it's super hard. Now that it's getting armer out I'm going to try to do some stuff in the water, possibly some accupuncture or massage. I hate having to take meds constantly, but if I don't then it just hurts.

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        Ohdearjessica
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        I am 3b and now also 18mo NED. My oncologist said that the whole area surrounding my surgical scars is super tight. I have tried physical therapy but with a little babe, no sitters (or money!) and no insurance, it's super hard. Now that it's getting armer out I'm going to try to do some stuff in the water, possibly some accupuncture or massage. I hate having to take meds constantly, but if I don't then it just hurts.

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      EmilyandMike
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      So happy for you Jessica – it is such a hard time waiting for scans.  We just went through it in Feb.  Pure hell.  My husband (stgage 3a, 18 mos NED) has had shoulder and neck pain issues also which they think is from the lymph node dissection – so they gave him physical therapy – but no meds.  The physical therapy worked well. 

      Best

      Emily  http://www.emandmichael.com

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      RMcLegal
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      I kind of hate to say this, but I had 18 nodes removed from my armpit over seven years ago and I have still have some soreness there.  Low stress exercise, like swimming, has helped.  Take care.

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        Ohdearjessica
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        Yeah, I don't expect the pain to completely go away. I just hope that one day it won't be so bad! It's pretty intense surgery. I'm just no starting to be able to lift my left arm over my head

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        Ohdearjessica
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        Yeah, I don't expect the pain to completely go away. I just hope that one day it won't be so bad! It's pretty intense surgery. I'm just no starting to be able to lift my left arm over my head

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      RMcLegal
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      I kind of hate to say this, but I had 18 nodes removed from my armpit over seven years ago and I have still have some soreness there.  Low stress exercise, like swimming, has helped.  Take care.

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      MichaelFL
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      The generic of soma is Carisoprodol, and they are usually in doses of 350mg tablets. They are not too expensive. Do a little web surfing and you should be able to locate some online.

      Michael

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        Ohdearjessica
        Participant

        I called some local pharmacies and got the generic for $20. Not so bad

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        Ohdearjessica
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        I called some local pharmacies and got the generic for $20. Not so bad

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      MichaelFL
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      The generic of soma is Carisoprodol, and they are usually in doses of 350mg tablets. They are not too expensive. Do a little web surfing and you should be able to locate some online.

      Michael

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      KRob
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      I missed this when I was responding to your first inquiry.

      So glad all is well.

      Karen

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      KRob
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      I missed this when I was responding to your first inquiry.

      So glad all is well.

      Karen

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