rmaat4ever's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 50, Stage II, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

  1. 1
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I have 8 sessions of chemo - with the harshes chemo for the first four and just had two of my second set of chemos with having two sessions left. The first set I had nausea and fatigue but medication helped the nausea. The second set has been harder because of the steroids that have to be taken with it. I tried working at my job through all the treatment but just started short term disability as my port got infected and I had to have surgery to take it out for a period of time. I have blood clots so I am on thinners which makes everything harder - even healing from the port being removed. Surgery will come in June and then 6 1/2 weeks of radiation.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  2. 2
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I have one more chemo treatment left and am very excited to be done with this first part of my journey. I am so thankful to God that my side effects have been manageable. I decided at this past chemo treatment (weds) that I would not do the steroids that they have me on for the four days that follow for pain. So far I haven't had any pain and I'm on day two!! The side effects from the steroids were horrible and I would rather have to use vicodin for pain then deal with those steroids. Right now I don't have to use either!! Next part of my journey is surgery in June.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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