keysha's Journey with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcin...

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 45, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No

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    • keysha
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

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  2. 2
    • keysha
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Problem with doctor

    Oh No

    My doctor has decided to not do my surgery. When we sset the date for my surgery, she did tell me that she was leaving to go to a different institution so she would only be able to do the surgery and the first follow-up. Well, she called today and told me that she will not do the surgery at all and she referred me to someone else. She had also referred me to a reconstructive surgeon who ended up not taking my insurance... and in the midst of her referring a different doctor, she calls to say she will have someone else do it. Which pushes the date back - to only God knows when. She was so adamant about me doing the surgery ASAP when I met with her in December.... now all of a sudden, it isn't necessary for me to have the surgery right away! I am so upset! I am so hurt right now! This is the hardest time in my life! I had finally got to the place where I had accepted this terrible thing and was ready to attack it head on with a doctor I was comfortable with and now I am back at square one! I hate this! I hate that I have to go through this mess! I have very very little support in this already... so this just makes me feel even more alone. If I didnt have my son I dont think I would even try to fight this! I am already tired!

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    • keysha
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    over 4 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • keysha
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Decided on a date for surgery - bilateral masectomy

    Decision Point

    I decided on a doctor to perform my surgery - I met with 3 different doctors. The first was a male who was very cold and not very personable at all. The second doctor was a female and was very warm and patient and showed great concerned. She went to great lengths to make me comfortable. The third doctor was a female and she was kinda cold and not very patient with me. She didn't seem to want to spend a lot of time answering my questions... she just wanted to set an appointment for surgery. I decided to go with the second doctor! I felt very comfortable with her and was very very happy with the decision. She helped me to rally accept my situation and to decide it was time to take care of me and to start my treatment/surgery so that I can move forward.

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