SandiD's Journey:

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 8 years ago, Female, Age: 64, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    It was sure easier than chemo, but you do sve to go every day for 33 days, weekdays only. The last 2 weeks I dud get a burn, but it healed fairly quickly.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    about 5 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    I have never felt SO incredibly fatigued in my life!

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    about 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Everyone wanted to celebrate, but honestly I was still scared! Shouldn't I be checked more often?

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    about 5 years ago
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    Loss

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

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    about 5 years ago
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    Awakening

    Decision Point

    I learned how precious life is. How short it can be. Even though I have side effects, I enjoy every day I am blessed to wake up. I don't waste time on who and what don't matter. It is not material possessions either. I want to create memories that are happy for me and ny loved ones, so I do!

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    about 5 years ago
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    Aromatase Inhibitors

    Other Care

    I started with Arimidex but had too much pain, nw I am on Aromasin. Still have pain, but it is a bit better. I have Fibromyalgia, so it adds to it for sure. Ugh, but beats having cancer! I also take Zoladex for Osteoporosis.

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    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    It actually hurt worse under my arm where the lymph nodes were removed,

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • SandiD
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 5 years ago
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    I had early colon cancer in 2008 & was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009.

    Oh No

    I was still reeling from the after effects of having a colon resection when I found out I had breast cancer. Oh no!

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    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    12 weeks (4 rounds) of cytoxon & taxoterra. Doable but yucky.

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