I can certainly vouch for the breast twinges, pains, hyper-awareness, discomfort, and layers of healing. And the one cyst that had been my nemesis for years. Aargh! The last to heal, of course. The cysts that were the most recent, healed first. That final cyst, felt so deep near my chest wall, the memory hasn't gone away. I can still pinpoint exactly where it'd be, if it still was. I love my iodine! :)
I was scared too:) That ZOWIE pretty much took care of the fear... BWA HA Haaaaaa......
*it will get better* :) And an FYI just for you- I had a lot of detox symptoms throughout my iodine journey. I had days of joint and muscular pain, I guess we can call it the iodine flu. And the BEST thing for that was the coffee enema. I know I've linked you info on that. I had never done an enema, ever, so it was quite a learning curve to get comfortable with the process.
Use coffee from www.sawilsons.com . The first time I did one I used plain old organic coffee and I just about shot through the roof.
And the breast pain continued, off and on. I initially thought that I had only two cysts, but they were just the most obvious(and largest, and newest) ones. Once those resolved I found that I had a layer of smaller ones right on my chest wall, those took much longer to resolve. I still have some scar tissue there, I've read that that may never resolve.
Go bra-less whenever possible. I bought some cheapie, too-large sports bras for times when I could not go braless.
I'm sorry to hear about your sister's decision, lobular carcinoma in situ is NOT cancer, it sounds to me as though she is over-reacting out of fear. It also sounds of course like she is miserable and just wants the source of her pain to disappear, not a one of us can walk in another's shoes so I certainly don't judge her for that.
I'm glad that you posted, I have been wondering what's up with you:) As usual I have some links for you. Did you read Trapper's post above re: potassium in response to Cougar's topic post. only sski? :
I'm going to reply in detail to Citingsources' post in that thread, but in the meantime here's some info from Dr. Christopher.:
And, I'm sure you've done your research on this matter, but re: lobular carcinoma in situ:
Although the name includes the term carcinoma, lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) is not really cancer, but rather a noninvasive condition that increases the risk of developing cancer in the future. LCIS, also known as lobular neoplasia or stage 0 breast cancer, occurs when abnormal cells accumulate in the breast lobules. Each breast has hundreds of milk producing lobules, which are connected to the milk ducts. In LCIS, the abnormal cells are often found throughout the breast lobules and both breasts are affected about 30 percent of the time.
Although most doctors don’t think that LCIS itself becomes breast cancer, about 25 percent of patients who have LCIS will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. This increased risk applies to both breasts, regardless of which breast is affected with LCIS, and can manifest as invasive cancer in either the lobules or ducts.
Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) is not visible on a mammogram, and often does not cause symptoms. Therefore, the condition is typically discovered when doctors are doing a breast biopsy for other reasons, for example when investigating an unrelated breast lump. It is the abnormal appearance of cells under a microscope that indicates that LCIS is present.
Deciding how to treat lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) can be complicated because the condition itself is not cancerous and the majority of people with LCIS do not ever develop cancer; yet, it is known that they have a higher risk of developing cancer in the future.
Typically, people with LCIS simply increase their surveillance for breast cancer, having multiple physical exams each year, and mammograms once or twice a year. This allows doctors to identify breast cancer at the earliest, most treatable stage if it does occur.