ga_peachpit's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Prefer not to answer/not applicable/unsure, Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 48, Stage II, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

  1. 1
    almost 4 years ago
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    Money

    Oh No

    I knew I had good insurance but how was I going to pay my share and how would I pay my bills while off work

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  2. 2
    almost 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had expanded put in at time of breast tissue removal a few days after surgery my surgeon punctured my left expander

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    During the AC chemo was sick for week and a half every time just when feeling better it was time for treatment again, then during the next phase which was doing the taxal I was sick the day of treatmemt lost my hair during the AC and had problems with my fingernails through all of it

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  4. 4
    almost 4 years ago
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    whether or not to have more reconstruction done

    Decision Point

    After being able to have expander`s removed and permanent implants put in I am deformed and not the size I was supposed to be so I find myself very depressed and wavering going through more surgery

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