melinda's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 9 years ago, Female, Age: 68, Stage II, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: No

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    • melinda
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Work problems

    Oh No

    How was I going to continue teaching?

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    • melinda
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    The surgery went as expected. The impact to my daily life was NOT what I expected!

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    STRONG reaction to medication in chemo. Lost hair, was very sick each week of treatment, low white blood cells which meant coming in little contact with others. General blah...

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • melinda
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    I would say that chemo brain created the greatest problem for me. As a teacher I could not continue with my career- which was a great disappointment to me.

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    • melinda
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    To continue with Tamxofin or not?

    Decision Point

    I have one more year and then have to decide.... yes or no.

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    • melinda
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    As I finish year four and start on to year five- I feel a HUGE sense of relief! YAHOO! I made IT!!

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