drky1am's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 7 years ago, Female, Age: 57, Stage II, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • drky1am
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • drky1am
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Can't imagine any reconstruction that could replace what I lost.

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

    Procedure or Surgery

    I "assumed" I was going to get a bigger breast and I would have these wonderful new big breasts - that didn't happen.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • drky1am
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I have had a much harder time managing the side effects of Herceptin. I understand that it will greatly improve my odds and I'm grateful for that - just didn't understand the side effects and am ready to move on.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • drky1am
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • drky1am
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Oh No

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    • drky1am
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    I take Neurontin now for the nerve pain and I'm hopeful that this will ease a bit as time goes on.

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