janicekay's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 70

  1. 1
    almost 5 years ago
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    Oh No

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  2. 2
    almost 5 years ago
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    Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

    The lumpectomy and axillary lymph node removals surgeries went well. However, I ended up with lymphedema and that is a nightmare that I struggle with daily.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Many side effects which I am hoping will reverse themselves over time. I did have almost 2 weeks of some energy to get things done and have some social time. I am trying to stick to eating organic, so that is a daily challenge. I had my last chemo a week ago and I haven't (but once)been in a store or eatten out since the end of January. I have felt very isolated. Thankgoodness for great friends!

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  4. 4
    almost 5 years ago
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    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  5. 5
    almost 5 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

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  6. 6
    almost 5 years ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    I have had these side effects: wiehgt loss, taste changes,constipation,swallowing problems(these times occurred over brief periods of time),fatigue, hair loss, lymphedema, mouth dryness, mouth sores, nausia, nerve damage,shortness of breath,sore muscles, rash, chemo brain, and allergic reactions( 3 of my chemo sessions).

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