renee's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 51

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    • renee
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    i was just diagnosed with breast cancer. they want to do an mri to determine my next steps. i am feeling over whelmed. i have 2 children 12 year old boy and 10 year old girl and my husband who is on oxygen (has copd) so it has been a rough year. i know i'm going to beat this but some time's i think what if i dont and who is going to take care of my children cuz i know my husband wont last if i go and is it crazy to think this way? it is such a long wait and process to go through. i keep crying i know i shouldnt i need to keep strong but i just need to talk to someone........how should i feel......

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    • renee
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    MRI

    Procedure or Surgery

    well i'm having an mri on wed to determine what my options are and how much or what my status is. scared, nervous,,,,never had an operation before dont know what to expect...how long will i be in the hospital but i guess i will know more on wed..........

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    • renee
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    well i had my mri on wed and met with the dr and i decided to have a double mastectomy-cuz if i do a lumpectomy i would need to do radation and this way i only need to do kemo....i meet with the plastic surgeon today cuz they do reconstrution surgery at the same time...feel a little relieved but nevours never had surgery before..........hopefuly i can surgery in two weeks........

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    • renee
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    hello, i haven't been on here for a while. on april 2, 2012 i had my double mastetomy. they also started reconstructive surgery. how does anyone get rest. it hurts to sleep on my sides and my back hurts so any tips will help..on friday april 20 i meet my oncologist for the first time a little nervous, but i sure do have a lot of questions for him....any other tips would sure do me great.......keep positive...

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