lilsistah's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 10 years ago, Female, Age: 51, Stage IIA, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Don't Know

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I could not believe this was happening. I was a healthy,non smoker that exercised....and I have what? Cancer are you sure?

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Ok...so I have a lumpectomy, do radiation and I am good...But

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    So...I have so many tumors I need a Mastectomy!! Ok my mom is crying like she is losing her right breast. LoL hey I don't need it for work so off it goes!!! Oh, I need Chemotherapy. Oh boy...I need Plastic surgery...I need Other stuff..Wow this is not so simple any more.

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  4. 4
    over 4 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: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Ok...This is no joke and no fun...I am a trooper so I do what I have to do all with a smile...

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  6. 6
    over 4 years ago
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    hair

    Loss

    I lost all my hair!!! I lost my taste buds!!! I lost my appetite!!!

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  7. 7
    over 4 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    Low blood not good

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  8. 8
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    CRS!!! lol

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  9. 9
    over 4 years ago
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    Constipation

    Side Effects

    Enema to the rescue

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  10. 10
    over 4 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    Where is the couch, chair, bed anything...

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  11. 11
    over 4 years ago
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    Fever

    Side Effects

    Is it hot or is that me?

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  12. 12
    over 4 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    Wigs to the rescue

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  13. 13
    over 4 years ago
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    Hot flashes

    Side Effects

    Fans all day and fans all night..

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  14. 14
    over 4 years ago
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    Infection

    Side Effects

    Who said the port won't get infected?

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  15. 15
    over 4 years ago
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    Incontinence (cannot control urine)

    Side Effects

    Can you say depends?

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  16. 16
    over 4 years ago
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    Memory changes

    Side Effects

    CRS at its best.

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  17. 17
    over 4 years ago
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    Mouth dryness

    Side Effects

    Ice Ice Baby!!

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  18. 18
    over 4 years ago
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    Taste change/loss

    Side Effects

    Everything tasted like I was eating the spoon and fork instead of eating with it!!!

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  19. 19
    over 4 years ago
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    Weight gain

    Side Effects

    Hey..15lb? Where did that come from? Oh..The steroids in the drip.

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  20. 20
    over 4 years ago
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    The effects of the Tamoxifen

    Clinical Trial

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

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  21. 21
    over 4 years ago
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    Implant

    Clinical Trial

    Breast Implant

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  22. 22
    over 4 years ago
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    My House caught on fire in between treatments

    Oh No

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

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  23. 23
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    ok..all done

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  24. 24
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Encapsulated

    Oh No

    Ok so you mean to tell me I have this rock of a breast that has to be removed!!!

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  25. 25
    over 4 years ago
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    Keep the implant...or not to keep

    Decision Point

    Ok I decided to be a Diva a little bit longer.

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  26. 26
    over 4 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    June 2012..All done..5 years Cancer Free

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