lbardos' Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 57, Stage I, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • lbardos
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I opted to have reconstruction start during this surgery. I wasn't prepared for the pain I would have. I had been told that a mastectomy wasn't all that painful. Unfortunately, this was not my experience.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • lbardos
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I am a pharmacist and thought I knew what to expect. I had quite a few rare side effects and ended up in the hospital after 2 of the rounds.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • lbardos
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    I finished the chemo that causes hair loss in August. I now have my hair and can go out without a scarf or hat!

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