Taxiswimmom's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 7 years ago, Female, Age: 60, Stage I

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Everything happened so fast, was not really prepared. My doctors were great but it was as you all no such a emotional rollarcoaster. I at times sucked back into that vortex with a flashback or memory. Then the guilt hits me when I see others at the oncologist office that are so sick, what right do I have to feel sorry for myself.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was forced into medical menopause, started taking Tamoxeficin, monthly shots to end my perod. Lost so much weight, now gaining weight. Tough on the body.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Bone thinning (osteoporosis)

    Side Effects

    I have run the gammit, bone loss, sleeplessness, fatigue, swollen legs, weightloss, mood swings, hot flashes plus so much more, but I feel like I am complaining when i list them all. I am still alive and grateful that it was detected so soon.

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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Other

    Celebration

    Just happy to be alive

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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Decision Point

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  6. 6
    over 4 years ago
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    Other Care

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

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