Momof2's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 60

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    • Momof2
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Diagnosed 11-1-2011 It sure was a lot to take it all of a sudden. Then it took two weeks to be seen by the surgeon. Then a month to get a surgical date. It was really hard to wait. I had to say it over and over to myself just to get used to the idea.

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had the double mastectomy. My daughter looked at my chest right after surgery. With the expanders in I had about an A cup. I however, didn't look at myself for 3 weeks. I showered without looking, I turned mirrors. I wasn't able to see the reflection of what I was left with. I was worried that this would be the only memory I would have of my chest and it would scar me emmotionally. At three weeks I was able to look and get used to it.

    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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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    No More Cancer, No Chemo, No Radiation

    Celebration

    I can't ask for better than that.

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Not loving the Hormone Therapy. I have gained 22 lbs., have hot flashes, nausea, etc.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Breast reconstruction complete. The drainage tubes are out and now I look like I used to. These breasts I am happy with and will be in harmony with my body. I hadn't really been able to expect what it would be like to be on the other side of the diagnosis.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Momof2
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Weight gain

    Side Effects

    Hormone Therapy-sweats, weight gain (20 lbs.), headaches, hair loss, body aches, fatigue. Just to name a few.

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

    I am part of a clinical trial of 410 Silicone Breast Implants. These are called gummy bear implants due to the consistancy inside.

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    • Momof2
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    No doctor for 3 months!

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