southladi01's Journey with Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer > Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 53

  1. 1
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was really blown away when the doctor told me I had breast cancer. Not only did he tell me I had breast cancer but one of the most agressive types of cancer.

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  2. 2
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I am taking three different types of chemo drugs. I am also taking injections for white blood cells. Feel Like a dart board.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    over 5 years ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    I have had allegric reactions to the chemo. I have had nausea, diarehhia, depression, and some days many other things happen.

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  4. 4
    over 5 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    I had to go to my general practitioner and cried and she gave me some meds to help me make it through the day.

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  5. 5
    over 5 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    I hate the fact that I am always tired. No matter how many naps I take

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  6. 6
    over 5 years ago
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    Medicine for low white blood cell count

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I have to go daily and have injections of luekocytes and have had labs every week well was real excited my wbc was 3 on Monday and lab today showed it is down to 2 even though every day I go get a shot. so shots for the weekend then we get to see what it will be on Monday.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  7. 7
    over 5 years ago
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    WBC up

    Celebration

    Well Monday's Lab were great WBC were up to 7 from 2. Excited that it went up. Feeling pretty good right now doctor follow up today. hoping for good news !

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  8. 8
    over 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

    going back to the doctor on Wednesday, he said at the last visit that we may be ready to look at surgery. I hope so I feel like we have been in a holding pattern since Feb. But not sure if I am ready to face the surgery either. Both ways are scarey for me. Just praying about the whole process and taking it one day at a time.

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  9. 9
    over 5 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I have not had surgery yet. I will have my surgery next Tuesday. I will let you know what happens and how I feel afterward.

    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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