leesabee's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 10 years ago, Female, Age: 57, Stage III, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

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    • leesabee
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 10 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Had mammogram and biopsy in late Sept early Oct. On Oct 8th diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer.

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    • leesabee
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 10 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    October 23rd had lumpectomy and removal of all lymph nodes under left arm

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    • leesabee
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 10 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    January 10th had port implanted for chemotherapy. I have some discomfort like when I turn my head I feel a little pinch from the tube in my vein but I will get used to it

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    • leesabee
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 10 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Started chemo on FRIDAY THE 13TH ( Lucky Me) Here is my cocktail Cytoxan,Doxorubicin, and Docetaxel I also get a shot of Neulasta the Monday after chemo.My chemo is 6 hrs every three weeks. I have 17 more cycles to get through then I have 8 weeks of radiation after that

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    • leesabee
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 10 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    I am on day 10 since chemo and my ribs and back are on fire and some nights its hard to breathe. I take 2 different anti nausea medications also. My left side feels very heavy and numb

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    • leesabee
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 10 years ago
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    Celebration

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    • leesabee
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 10 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    My hair is slowly falling out. Sort of like Charlie Brown's little Christmas Tree. I know it will come back. So for now I am just gonna put the rollers and blow dryers away for awhile. With the money I will be saving on hair care products and salons I will have a new computer in no time

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    • leesabee
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 10 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Round 2 is over now I have to take Neulasta Shot on Monday. My head feels like I am in a fog ( my first experience with chemo brain)

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    • leesabee
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    almost 10 years ago
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    Other

    Celebration

    Got some good news I only have to go through a total of 6 cyccles of chemo instead of 18 like was originally scheduled. So 2 down and 4 to go Radiation will still be for a total of 8 weeks.

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    • leesabee
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 10 years ago
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    Mouth sores

    Side Effects

    I went to the emergency room this morning to get some releif from the sores in my mouth. It turned out to be a bad case of thrush due to chemo.( I think it is from the Neulasta shot after chemo) I was given some liquid lidocaine and liquid benadtryl to rinse mouth out with. My throat feels like I swallowed some kind of acid and it hurts to cough or chew. I hope it goes away soon. I am now completely bbald but my eyebrows are clinging on for dear life.

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