Paulanne's Journey:

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Female, Age: 76, Stage IV, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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

    Oh No

    I felt terrible. I was sure that my life was over. They were going to take an important past of my body away. I had no way to fight. I felt so helpless.

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I miss my breast. I never realized before the good use of a breast. It keeps clothing centered. If I do not watch I have a breast in the center of my chest. I kind of wish that I had had both of them removed. However, then I am sure that i would have had other problems

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Paulanne
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Bone strengthening drugs

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Paulanne
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    When the cancer came back, it was in my sternum, the radiation burned my chest, esophigus, heart, stomach....it was hard to get over.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Paulanne
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Bone fracture or break

    Side Effects

    The faslodex caused the bones to become weak. I had a massage. She broke the small ribs around the sternum. Bad Pain. Having difficulty getting over it.

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    • Paulanne
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

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    • Paulanne
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Relationship

    Loss

    One of my sons decided that he just could not deal with it. I have not heard from him in 2 years. Sob.

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    • Paulanne
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Decision Point

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    • Paulanne
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    The cancer is shrinking and then it is growing and then back to shrinking. Some has gone completely. I celebrate all of the time.

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

    Other Care

    I am see someone for acupuncture. She helps with the pain that I have had.

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    • Paulanne
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Other Care

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