Liliana's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 8 years ago, Female, Age: 53, Stage II, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • Liliana
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    The surgery fine until I woke up in the recovery room. The pain was intense, however, the meds kept it controlled. Going home was a little terrifying, but slowly I adjusted to the pain and after 2.5 weeks was off the pain meds.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Liliana
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The treatments were not as frieghtening as I had suspected. Side effects were right on target as the onocologist predicted. Nausea was controlled by meds, the ackwardness in the limbs was obvious by week three. My legs felt like they weighed more than my body. My pallet was gone, couldn't taste much for the 4 months on treatment. I felt like I was in a fog the entire time, did not drive, the hair loss was the worst but eventually I accepted and didn't wear a wig. Two months after I finished treatments, I started felling myself again. Unfortunately, brainfog has continued for the last three years. No change yet.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Liliana
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    I celebrated monthly for the first year. Now I celebrate just on the anniversary of the surgery.

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