lizib4u's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Prefer not to answer/not applicable/unsure, Diagnosed: about 10 years ago, Female, Age: 69, Stage I, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

  1. 1
    • lizib4u
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 10 years ago
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    Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

    2003 was diagnoised with stage II breast Ca. Had a lumpectomy followed by chemo and radiation. 2004- developed Lymphedema 2011- diagnosed with Pagets of breast ( same one) and had nipple removal . After margins were done, was diagnoised with reccurent breast ca. (same as what I had in 2004, but early stage. Masectomy only alternative.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  2. 2
    • lizib4u
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 10 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    Had trans flap surgery with breast reduction and hernia repair. Did not anticipate the recovery being this way. Hospital stay 5 days. Went home and had visiting nurse and physical therapy. Drains removed after 2 weeks. Pain was bad, but was able to tolerate with meds and constant movemet.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    • lizib4u
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 9 years ago
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    developed Neurcrosis

    Oh No

    2012 Trans flap performed in January. Sent home after 5 days. Sent home with drains and removed after 2 weeks. Stomach was painful but was able to move around with meds. After week 3 noticed reconstructed breast turning lumpy and skin turning red. Went to doctor and said he ddn't think it was anything to worry about. Told me to come back in 3 months. Within 2 weeks I was back in hospital with emergency surgery to reopen the reconstructed breast that had become infected with neurcrosis. Had to stay in hospital 3 days and recovery about 3 weeks. Because I was large breasted before the reconstruction, I had a breast reduction at the same time as my trans flap. The problem was, they now had reduced the normal breast too small. I was a DD and now an A. In order to correct this, I had to return to hospital once again. This is now the fourth surgery since December. I chose not to have implant, so I had fat removed and implanted into the breast to enlarge. Today, I have to wait till December to find out if the fat transfer worked. If the fat is absorbed back into the body, I will have to have the procedure redone. The only positive thing that has come out of this experience is I know have a flat stomach and perky boobs. I have never been able to go without a bra. This is great. Especially at my age.

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    • lizib4u
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 9 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • lizib4u
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 9 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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