gladys' Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 63, Stage I, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • gladys
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    The word cancer scared the XXX out of me cuz I had just gone through 18 radiation treatments for throat cancer. So now I'm turning suicidal and don't want to deal with this.

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    • gladys
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    The procedure of sniping a sample was very painfull. The side effects hit me hard, the nuropathy in my fingers and bottom of my feet is horable, it feel like I'm being stung by Bees all the time and it affect a lot of things I have to do like washing dished and anything I have to do with my hands

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • gladys
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Sitting there for 4 hours was easy to do. The loss of my hair came sooner than I had expected, came after the 1st treatment of chemo.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • gladys
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    Chemo brain was very scarey cuz I thought I was crazy. Couldn't remember things, confused on how to do things I did all the time, had to consintrate on what to do next,

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    • gladys
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    I have Fibromyalgia so I already have some degree of Fatigue but now it is 3 times worst

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    • gladys
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    They sayI am cancer Free but I have all this treatment cuz there might be a small cell that they can't see that might grow. It is great to be cancer free and I hope and pray it stays that way

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    • gladys
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Radiation

    I will be starting mine in about two weeks

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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