tjlewis' Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 7 years ago, Female, Age: 53, Stage III, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • tjlewis
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    the procedure went great it was bigger than teh ultrasound showed before they went it to take it out i lost 2 cup sizes on one side.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I went in had my treatments lost my hair no biggy it grows back , I made a joke out of everything i went through such as I was Mr. Cleans off spring without the benefits. LOL.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • tjlewis
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    went daily for 8 months best part is i dont have to shave that armpit.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • tjlewis
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Constipation

    Side Effects

    the side effects i had was wieght gain after chemotherapy still cant lose it and keep getting told to lose. lol, hot flashes every 20mns but in Alaska that is kinda good for winter time. LOL, fatigue and constipation so you can say i'm tired and full of it. LOl. See I said earlier i make a joke out of all things. GOD onlly gives you what he knkows you can handle therfore I can handle a whole lot .. LMAO

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    • tjlewis
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Other

    Celebration

    I am still alive to continue to take care of my Children & mother whom I have taking care of during all of this by myself. I think that if i had someone to take care of me during all of this i probably would have given up. There fore I am a strong Widow, Mother, daughter, Sister & advocate for my other coworkers that have gone through all of this. my moto is JUST KEEPGOING............... (LIKE DORY THE FISH IN NEMO)

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