rrobine23's 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: 61, Stage III, HER2 Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I did self breast exams and could not believe I could not feel this ping pong size lump on the right side of my breast. I had had some discomfort under my arm but just blew it off. Life was busy and I did not want to seem like I was a hypochondriac. I sure wish I would have listened to my body!

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Other

    Decision Point

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

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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I experienced sensitivity issues after the surgery. I could not tolerate anything touching my skin. My oncologist put me on Gabapentin but it did nothing to relieve my symptoms. Lyrica finally helped soothe the sensitivity issues where I could tolerate clothing against my body after many weeks post surgery . The drains after surgery were weird and I did not know those would be put in during surgery. I may not have remembered hearing that part of the bi lateral mastectomy procedures. Sleeping on my back, elevated for over four months does not seem to provide sound sleep.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Side Effects

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

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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The side effects from the A & C chemo drugs are long lasting

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