Miche1229's Journey with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcin...

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 1 year ago, Female, Age: 38, Stage IIIC, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • Miche1229
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrati...
    8 months ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I found 2 tumors on my left breast myself.

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    8 months ago
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    Deciding doctors, course of treatment

    Decision Point

    Found my team, decided chemo first before surgery to shrink my tumor, which measured at 6.9cm.

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    8 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I have 2 young kids. 2 boys, ages almost 5 and a little baby who just turned 1 on 4/30. He was 7 months at the time i was diagnosed and my chemo started. I did 4 rounds of AC every other week and I had the neulasta patch. Side effects were awful and it took me about a week to recover. I’m currently in the middle of my taxol treatment. Today is #8 out of 12. I get treated Wednesdays, Thursdays I’m ok, Fridays and Saturdays I’m a mess. I can’t function Fridays and I sleep all day. Saturday I try to get up with kids and husband but I end up going back to bed. By the afternoon I can function minimally but my body hurts. Sunday afternoons I usually snap out of it but if I over exert myself, I need to rest. I get tired very easily, my muscle tone is awful, and I can’t help out with my kids as much as it’s needed. My husband is a rockstar but it’s been a struggle and more stress than anything finding help sometimes when we need it.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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