Survivor022010's Journey with Mucinous (or Colloid) Carcinoma

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Mucinous (or Colloid) Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 7 years ago, Female, Age: 56, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    over 5 years ago
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    Husband did breast exam on me.

    Oh No

    My "Oh No" was when my husband brought it to my attention during a self/partner exam. I was paralyzed with fear.

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  2. 2
    over 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

    I decided to have a lumpectomy/chemo/possible radiation treatment plan.

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  3. 3
    over 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had to be careful with the use of my right arm while I was healing.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  4. 4
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I prepared for my cells to die within 24 hours of receiving treatment.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  5. 5
    over 5 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    I became tired, food taste changed within 48 hours, loss of appetite. Little white spots began to appear on the inside of my mouth near the back. My husband shaved my hair after round 1 of chemo (4 rounds). I did not want to experience my hair falling out. I wanted some control of the disease, so I had my hair shaved off.

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  6. 6
    over 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation lasted six weeks for me. My side effect was a tan square on my right breast. My breast became dry during the course of radiation, so I kept it lubricated.

    Painless Experience: 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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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    OMG!! I give Thanks to Jesus Christ, my Heavenly Father, for bringing me through this journey via my faith and having the support of my husband and son. I am grateful that my mother shared my journey with me as I shared her journey of dementia. She stayed with me, making sure I was going to be healed. She made her transition when I told her I was going to be all right, the Lord has healed me. I was moved to go see her on day she passed away (we always were connected in a strong, powerful way). We prayed, sang praise songs, had a meeting of the mind, a parting of ways, a positive see you later Mom. It was the most wonderful, powerful experience! I was so grateful she shared my journey as I shared her journey!

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