goldenlady921's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 51

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Completely shocked when the diagnosis came back positive. My previous mammogram was 5 months before and everything was fine

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had to have one of my tissue expanders removed until after chemotherapy is finished

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  6. 6
    over 4 years ago
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    finished chemo in Nov 2012

    Celebration

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

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  7. 7
    over 4 years ago
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    Cough

    Side Effects

    Per my oncologist, the chemo caused some scarring on my lungs and now I need to see a pulmonologist before I can proceed with more reconstruction

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  8. 8
    over 4 years ago
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    Steroids

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    started taking steroids to stop the lung scarring. My reconstruction surgery is on hold until I have stopped the steroids

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  9. 9
    over 4 years ago
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    finally stopped taking the steroids

    Celebration

    I am finally able to stop taking the steroids and can plan my next surgery which will be putting the tissue expander back in

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