Milin's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 4 years ago, Female, Age: 59, Stage III, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Don't Know

  1. 1
    • Milin
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 3 years ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    It was november 2017, it was shocking despite my family had been diagnosed with cancer too

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    • Milin
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Wasn't bad for me, I prepare my mind and body, my immune system was so high always

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    • Milin
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 3 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Last Day of Chemo, May 18th

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    • Milin
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 3 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery on July 2nd. Still recovering today is the 9th. Getting strong for the next step that will be radiation. My doctor confirm that I do not have any cancer on my body

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Milin
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 3 years ago
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    MY NEW "ME"

    Decision Point

    Is going to be a year at the end of this month when I found out a lump in my right breast. I already had Chemo, Double Mastectomy, and Radiation. It's been a long year, It's been a hard year, It's been a learning experience. Thanks God, I've been really strong and had great doctors and an awesome husband behind me. The last 10 days I've been feeling and thinking of all of the things that I can't do anymore and felt bad about it. Today I decided to start knowing the New Me, with my limitations and accept what I can and what I can't do, I won't pressure myself anymore. If I don't remember something or I forget something I will be nice with myself. I thought that if I pushed myself I would remember things, but doesn't work like this, I need time to heal. This is the reason that I will be patient and nice with myself starting tonight. I will be more proactive in this page and helping other women who can need my help. And thank you because I wanted to share this, maybe helps somebody else.

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    • Milin
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 3 years ago
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    I Want To Know

    Oh No

    Today was my follow up appointment with the Radiologist Oncologist, everything went wonderfully until she checked my chest and told me that she felt a lump close to the mastectomy scar. She thinks that is tissue and she will see me again in 5 months. Oh NO NO......I won't wait all this time. Of course, I have the ghost of cancer in my mind. I was diagnosed on November last year and had a long year to have bad news again. I already made an appointment with my Oncologist it will be on November the 9th. What do you think??? Should I ask for an ultrasound since I had double mastectomy can't be a mamogram???? What should I do???????

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    • Milin
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 2 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Here I'm again after the Reconstruction surgery, It was on May 15th. When your doctor tells you is going to be 8 weeks to recover, don't doubt, it is, if is not more!!!! My doctor A+, I did have a Flat Reconstruction Surgery, which means that they took tissue from my abdomen to put on my chest and form the new breast. The surgery took 12 hours, sadly I woke up with a migraine, that was because all the narcotics and the anesthesia, is what the Doctor told me, it was 4 miserable days. Well after the surgery I was in the ICU for 2 days where they check you every hour. After that to my room for 4 more days, the room should be at 80 degrees, ha!!!!, horrible hot because they check the blood fluid in your chest after connecting the arteries. And yes I had 4 drains, 2 abdomen and 2 on new breast. I said it takes 8 weeks to feel better is true, the abdomen wound is really big, mine reopened and I had to cure every day twice. But now after almost 3 months I'm feeling stronger and planning to go back to work in 3 weeks. Honestly, it hasn't been easy, is painful and takes a lot of your patience and having a lovely husband to take care of you. Good luck my friends!!!

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