sunshineone55's Journey with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcin...

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 62, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    I have breast cancer? No way!

    Oh No

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Feelings of loss and fear of what cancer even entailed. Lose of one part of left breast. What would surgery and radiation be like? What will hormone pill do to me?

    Loss

    Are there any alternative/complementary things I can do for free? (I was and still am on a VA disability pension for depression.) Will I be able to take care of my daughter who is 7 months pregnant, on bed rest at home and find out enough for her sweet little down's syndrome girl to be? I take care of daughter, a 12 year old grandson and 13 almost 14 year old granddaughter. Can I do this as fatigued as I am getting? My mom and dad died within last year and a half, there is only my sister and she doesn't like me and is mean to me. I have no one and don't want to stress my family I live with. I feel like I am losing my mind and memory.....what am I going to do? My granddaughter's best friend mom died last week. She was spending the night when at 5am the police came and told them the deaf mom and her sister got hit by a drunk driver. The mom was dead. My granddaughter and her friend heard the exact gory details. The funeral was this week on Tuesday. We never know when our time will come. I need to learn to quit stressing and enjoy now. Oh why does that seem so difficult?

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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    What decision is the right one for treatment?

    Decision Point

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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I am taking care of so many others, I have no time to rest and have to clean house. Teaching kids more chores, would love someone to take care of me.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  6. 6
    over 4 years ago
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    Fatigue, depression, breast more sensitive than most so trying to keep part of it healed.

    Side Effects

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