bcs4's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Receiving hospice or palliative care, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 59, Stage IV, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    I had a horrific pathological fracture of my left femur in February 2012. I was having pain but was being treated for my arthritis. When I decided I needed to get further testing because the pain was so severe in my leg I had a sudden fracture and ended up in the hospital and rehab for a month. My cancer was back.

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Changed oncologists!

    Decision Point

    The oncologist I was sent to was the one I had back in 2006 when I first was diagnosed. It was a nightmare! I was her first pt. in private practice and she did not know what to do for me! I was so sick because she did not give me anything for side effects and when I complained that I felt like I was dieing she told me "what do you expect! You have cancer and get chemo! Of course your sick Just stay in bed until you feel better!!" The hospital sent me back to her and she gave me three months to live. "Your incurable. I can try some radiation and some drugs but I don't see past 3 months." I felt to good to be dieing!' I went home, went over all my tests, made some phone calls and checked the internet. I went to a local cancer center (Monmouth Medical Center Breast Cancer Center Long Branch) and I'm still here! 7 months and I feel pretty darn good! The doctors and staff are wonderful to me.

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    placement of "long rod and screws" to repair my left femur.

    Procedure or Surgery

    Took me quite some time to adjust. I walk with a walker and use wheel chair for long distances.

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I get Foslodex and Zometa once a month. So far so good.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Tired but nothing to harsh.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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