bernitaford6's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Female, Age: 54, Stage Recurrent, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    I had breast cancer 10 years ago. It came back in my bones and lungs.

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    A tumor had completely taken over the L1 on my spine. I had the L1 completely removed and rebuilt. I also underwent radiation at the site, and I now have another tumor on the vertebrae above the L1 but am holding off radiation as long as possible.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I am thankful I do not get nauseated, but the shot of Nuelasta has more than "flu-like" symptoms. I feel more like I got hit by a mack truck. It causes major bone pain that no pain med can relieve. The side effects from chemo so far have been hair loss, toenail loss and lack of energy.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Because the radiation had to go through my stomach to reach my back, I had a bit of nausea, but it was controlled by compasine. I had no other side effects.

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