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KazzaG
HRT Patches

Hi Everyone,

My doctor has recently switched me over to patches instead of tablets - as he says that these work better.  However - after a number of weeks on these  I'm quite unhappy.  I swim (a lot) and i find that they are loosing their stickiness much more quickly and before i have to change them and i need to cover them with surgical tape (not the best look in the world)!  Secondly - I'm going on holiday soon and I'm going to be wearing a bikini.  I dont want to have ugly patches on show!  What do you guys suggest?  I feel like I'm constantly at the doctors lately complaining - but prior to me having CC I could count on one hand the amount of times I visited the doctors.  Now I'm made to feel guilty for making an appointment!

 

Thanks guys

20th Feb 2017 - smear

24th March 2017- Lletz procedure and biopsy

26th April 2017 - Diagnosed with Cancer

10th May 2017 - staged at 2b adenocarcinoma

31st May 2017 - Radical Hysterectomy (including ovaries) with lymph nodes removed

21st June 2017 - confirmed lymph node involvement. PET scan booked for 12th July

19th July - confirmed lymph node involvement after PET scan

30th August - no chemo needed - regular 3 month checkups

juliem

Hi there,

I have been using  HRT patches for several years and generally do not find them to be a problem. I normally place them below my bikini line, in the place that your ovaries would naturally be, so they are not on show. When I put them on, I hold my hand over them or rub them to get them quite warm for a minute or two and I find that they then stick on quite well. I swim alot too and I think by keeping them under the material of my bikini that they are less likely to come off.

Hope that helps,

Best wishes,

Julie x

[color=#FF40BF]Diagnosed 1b1 cc
Rad hysterectomy Mar 08 given all clear.
Recurrence June 08 upgraded 3b cc in lymph nodes. 6 weeks chemo/radiation
Kidney failure led to bilateral urethric stents.
Cancer free Nov 08!
Lymphoedema April '10[/color]

KazzaG

Thanks Julie - I think they take some getting used to, they just look ugly - mine are so BIG.

20th Feb 2017 - smear

24th March 2017- Lletz procedure and biopsy

26th April 2017 - Diagnosed with Cancer

10th May 2017 - staged at 2b adenocarcinoma

31st May 2017 - Radical Hysterectomy (including ovaries) with lymph nodes removed

21st June 2017 - confirmed lymph node involvement. PET scan booked for 12th July

19th July - confirmed lymph node involvement after PET scan

30th August - no chemo needed - regular 3 month checkups

nm_353
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Mine do kind of come up along the edges. I usually stick them either on my bikini line, or a butt cheek. I feel like mine fare better on the rear.

June 2016- pap, not up to date, results abnormal

Julyy 5th-  After followups diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma

July 12th 2016- Met with oncologist, clinically staged at 1b2, staging confirmed with MRI and PET. Tumor is endocervical and approx 7 cm.

August 2016- Started chemorads. Post followup after treatment, NED

Sept 2018- Still NED

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