pinklady's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 66, Stage IIIB, HER2 Positive: Yes

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    • pinklady
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    not happening

    Oh No

    did not want to hear the news

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    • pinklady
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    was shocked to find iI had 13 nodes removed

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    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

    Made me very sick. nauseated lost 17 lbs got mersa

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • pinklady
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Blood sugar, high (diabetes)

    Side Effects

    anemia, HIGH blood sugar

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    • pinklady
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    never questioned what drs recommended

    Decision Point

    depressed, hard going out in public. felt ashamed

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    • pinklady
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 1 year ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    couldn't wear a bra.. other than sun burn did ok

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • pinklady
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 1 year ago
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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

    after was the hardest.. battled anemia for 1 year. hospital 3 times for blood transfusions and IV iron therapy.. now battling chronic lymphedema

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    • pinklady
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Loss

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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