kellee's Journey with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcin...

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 55

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    • kellee
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    over 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had my surgery 11 days ago. I must say I am impressed with the fact that I can look at myself in the mirror without feeling a sense of horror. I truly believed I would never be able to look at myself. I am currently doing exercises to get back my range of motion. I have found since my surgery I have stomach problems; I think all stress related. When I drink liquids I feel it going all the way done and even filling in the breast area. If I drink liquids at my body temperature it does not bother me. I do fine eating solids. I also feel sick to my stomach when I stretch far as needed to loosen up the muscles. I am down to 98lbs due to lack of appetite.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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