Irishsurvivor's Journey with Mixed Tumors, Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Mixed Tumors

Patient Info: Prefer not to answer/not applicable/unsure, Diagnosed: almost 7 years ago, Female, Age: 59

  1. 1
    over 5 years ago
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    Health insurance issue, money issue, employment terminated.

    Oh No

    Was diagnosed 12/10 with bilateral breast cancer, both invasive ductal, one was HER 2 positive. I carry the health insurance for my husband,son & myself. 3/11 we had to start paying COBRA for health insurance, approx. $2000.00/month. My husband is self employed. I got too sick & exhausted with chemo to work. 3 days before my last chemo my employment was terminated. Haven't found a new job, but have been applying. What can I do for health insurance instead of COBRA? Using up all our savings to pay for my health care costs.

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  2. 2
    over 5 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  4. 4
    over 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  5. 5
    over 5 years ago
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    see below

    Side Effects

    Extreme exhaustion, nausea, a lot of bone/joint pain, depression, blood clot in leg, blood clots in both lungs, neutropenia, chemo brain, numbness in fingers, osteoporosis, compression fracture in back.

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  6. 6
    over 5 years ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    Still doing Herceptin infusion every 3 weeks until 3/15/12.

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  7. 7
    over 5 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    Lost both breasts. Lost my sense of humor & job.

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  8. 8
    over 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

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

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  9. 9
    over 5 years ago
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    surgery

    Other Care

    12/8/12 I chose to have a total hysterectomy.

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