DonnaD's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 4 years ago, Female, Age: 50, Stage II, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • DonnaD
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Decided on Lumpectomy..... scheduled for May 10, 2013

    Decision Point

    was everyone as frightened as I????

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    • DonnaD
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • DonnaD
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Found another site of cancer

    Oh No

    found additional site of cancer...meeting for a second opinion tomorrow....scared....

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    • DonnaD
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Oncologist and Surgical meeting

    Other Care

    Met with my surgeon and my new oncologist to determine the best "next step" It has been decided that they do not have to take any more lymph nodes but will need to take out the newest tumor. Surgery scheduled for the 31st.

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    • DonnaD
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Wish I had not tried to "save the tata's".....after two attempts at lump removing not being adequate decided I had had enough.....feel like I was not completely advised when first diagnosed. Now fighting depression....have always been "the strong one" but feel like I am falling apart.....

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • DonnaD
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Decision Point

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

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    • DonnaD
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    One infestion leads to another

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    Finally was released from the hospital but the colitis caused a raging UTI that proved to be resistant to the first four anti-biotics...three weeks later finally got it in check. Just in time for surgery number three.

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    • DonnaD
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    2nd surgery in three weeks....was afraid but it went better than expected. Not nearly as much pain or discomfort....maybe I am just getting used to it :)

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • DonnaD
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Infection

    Oh No

    I have developed a nasty infection since my second lumpectomy....fever of 101-102 for two days....ARGH!!!

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    • DonnaD
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Hospitalization

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    Well, I was hospitalized for 4 days due to an infection in my colon. It seems that two surgeries in three weeks proved to much for my system to bear. Home now but still washed out. Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired....

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