ROXANNE's Journey:

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 8 years ago, Female, Age: 65, Stage II, ER Positive: Yes

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    • ROXANNE
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    TIREDNESS CONTINUES. DIAREHEA STAYED A YEAR OR 2. SIDE EFFECTS TO BREAST CANCER DRUGS SO CANNOT TAKE. WORST IS HOT FLASHES ALL THE TIME..EMOTIONAL CHANGES FROM LOSS OF ESTROGEN,,AGESTIN IF NOT PR POSITIVE HELPS AND BLACK COHOSH HELP HOT FLASHES..BUT YOUR STILL GONNA GET HOT FOR YRS.. I FOUND A SOLUTION OTHER THEN A FREEZER.. A CUSINART ICE CREAM FREEZER MACHINE THE 2 QT SIZE...OMG IT DOES COOL YOU FOR HRS. BEST ICECREAM TOO.

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    • ROXANNE
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    IN MY OPINION THESE DRUGS STILL DO NOT PREVENT CANCER RETURNING NEITHER DOES A MASECTOMY NOR CHEMO. IF ITS GONNA RETURN IT WILL. YOU JUST HAVE TO MEDITATE ON HEALING ENERGIES. REMOVE EVERYTHING IN YOUR LIFE THAT IS STRESS FUL..EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE. BALANCE IS KEY.. LOVE YOURSELF FIRST AND THE HIGHER POWERS,,GOD

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • ROXANNE
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    THERE ARE EFFECTS.. BUT WORTH HAVING. BETTER THEN CHEMO. INFACT IF YOU CAN GET GAMMA KNIFE IN FUTURE GREATER TARGETED RESULTS.. A ONE TIME TREATMENT. IF THIS BECOMES AVAILABLE FOR BREAST CANCER GREAT..IT DOES GREAT FOR BRAIN TUMORS..NO SIDE EFFECTS BUT SHORT TIME DIZZYNESS, AND KILLS TUMOR...I HIGHLY RECCOMMEND THIS TREATMENTS. THE ONLY THING NOW WITH BREAST RADIATION IT IS NOW 39 DAYS EVERYDAY OF EXPOSURE TO MORE RADIATION TO KILL THE CELLS THAT MAYBE THERE. DOWNSIDE IS GAS TRANSPORTATION TO AN FROM EVERYDAY TREATMENTS,,VERY COSTLY FOR GAS USEAGE

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • ROXANNE
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    • ROXANNE
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Relationship

    Loss

    ALOT OF RELATIONSHIP SHIPS CHANGED IN LIFE.. LIFE CHANGES. YOU SORT OUT NOTHING IS IMPORTANT BUT THE NOW. THATS ALL THERE IS.LOVE YOURSELF AND TRUST IN THE HEALING POWERS TO BE. AND THE REST WILL WORK OUT. REMEMBERING THAT NOT A THING IS IMPORTANT BUT YOU AND THE NOW. LIFE IS JUST NUMBERS AND WHEN OR IF YOUR NUMBER IS CALLED. IT IS. GO LIVE AND LOVE LET THE REST GO. NOTHING ELSE IS IMPORTANT BUT THE NOW.TODAY IS ALL WE HAVE ANYWAY. MAKE YOU HAPPY DONT WORRY JUST LOVE AN BE HAPPY FIND YOUR INNER SOUL. THIS IS WHO YOU ARE. NOT THE BODY. NOT MATERIALISM. NOT EVERYDAY XXX. JUST LET IT GO AND LET IT BE..LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS IN LIFE AND YOU MUST LOVE YOU FIRST.AND ONLY YOU AND GOD. THATS ALL YOU HAVE FOR ALL OF US ALL OUR SOUL IS ..IS PART OF GOD THE ONE. WE ARE ALL THE ONE. HEALING COMES FROM THE LOVE YOU DISCOVER IN YOU AND ONLY YOU. THE REST WILL TAKECARE OF ITSELF. THE LOSS IS JUST THE BIGGEST GAIN. BECAUSE AT THAT POINT YOU KNOW WHO AND WHAT IS THE REAL LOVES IN YOUR PHYSICAL LIFE AND SPIRITUAL SELF.. THAT IS THE GIFT CANCER GIVES YOU. ACCEPT THIS LOVE AND HEAL THY SELF WELL.....LOVE IS THE ANSWER

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    • ROXANNE
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    BEFORE ANYONE DOES CHEMO.. ASK FOR A BLOOD TEST ONCOTYPE

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    BEFORE ANYONE DOES CHEMO RESEARCH CHEMO BRAIN... AND ALL THE ECKY STUFF. THEN GOOD THINGS BUT GET A BLOOD TEST FIRST BEFORE YOU DECIDE ASK FOR A ,,ONCOTYPE... BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO ALLOW CHEMO INTO YOUR SYSTEM.....YOU MAYNOT NEED THIS UNNECESSARY TREATMENT....IT IS A DEADLY POISON IN YOUR CELLS IN EVERY PART OF YOUR BODY BRAIN AN ALL LIVING CELLS AND TISSUE THE GOOD AND BAD.. CHEMO.DOES. NOT.. PREVENT CANCER FROM SPREDDING OR RETURNING...

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • ROXANNE
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    LUMPECTOMY WITH RECONSTRUCTION NO IMPLANTS THREE TIMES

    Procedure or Surgery

    I RECIEVED A HEMOTOMA FROM 2ND BIOPSY ,AFTER RECONSTRUCTION AN REMOVING MOST HEMATOMA MESS DURRING RADIATION, BREAST OVER HEATED GOT SWOLLEN AN BLEW A HOLE IN BREAST DUE TO AIR POCKET FROM HEMATOMA TONS OF INFECTION WAS IN BREAST FROM RADIATION HEAT. TOOK ANOTHER SURGERY TO CLEAN IT UP AND REPAIR BLOW HOLE. NO VISABLE SIGNS OF INFECTION NURSES SAID AN DR AT RADIATION CENTER.BUT RADIATION TREATMENT MARKINGS THEY USED INK AND BRUSH ON ALL PATIENTS,I FEEL THIS AND RADIATION HEAT CAUSED THIS TO HAPPEN WAS TOLD HEMATOMA RARE TO HAPPEN BUT THIS DOES OCCUR OFTEN. I STILL QUESTION. MARKINGS DURRING RADIATION CAUSED INFECTIONTO SET IN BREAST SURGERY AREAS. MY PLASTIC SURGEON WAS GREAT. HE DID A PERFECT BREAST RECONSTRUCTION. TILL BLOW HOLE HAPPENED. BREAST STILL VERY PAINFUL BUT HE CLEANED UP THE BLOW HOLE MESS AND I NOW HAVE SCAR TISSUE TENDERNESS AND PAIN. AS FAR AS SURGERY GOES.. IS GOOD BUT IT FEELS LIKE A MAC TRUCK RAN OVER YOUR BREAST AND BACK AGAIN. IT IS PAINFUL. BUT PASSES IN FEW DAYS. THE DRAIN TUBES THATS A EXPERIENCE.. TRICK I DID I TIED THOSE SUCKERS UP AROUND MY NECK WITH A LONG SHOE STRING... THEN MOBILITY AND SHOWERING WAS EASY..IT IS A PIECE OF CAKE EASY RECOVERY AFTER 3 DAYS OF BED REST PROPPED UP. SLEEP IS BEST RECOVERY AND NOT WORRY ABOUT THE REST.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • ROXANNE
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    • ROXANNE
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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