teeceewalker's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 10 years ago, Female, Age: 46, Stage III, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

  1. 1
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Honestly, I had some very intense treatment and no it was not easy to take. It took my hair out and I had several side effects. But I did notice that if I worked out while taking the chemo I felt better. The first two days of treatment would be harsh but after that I felt pretty good.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  2. 2
    about 5 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    The surgery went much better than I thought. Northwestern Hospital took great care of me. My look was not distorted and I look great now. I am very blessed to be alive. I am very happy and healthy now.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    The radiation was pretty painless and it took less than 5 minutes daily. At the end my skin did become very burned. I do not remember severe pain.

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  4. 4
    about 5 years ago
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    Side Effects

    I had a lot of side effects such as: teeth decay, blackened of the tongue, finger nails, toe nails, hair loss, stomach issues, constipatin and diarreah and pre-menapause effects. I still have hot flashes and I just don't feel the same. But I am doing good. Exercise and good diet is the key. I feel great and most people can't believe I had cancer.

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  5. 5
    about 5 years ago
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    Birthday

    Celebration

    Each year I celebrate my birthday since having cancer with a party or dinner. I am grateful for life. I try to encourage others and be a light everywehere I go. Cancer does not have to be a death sentence.

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  6. 6
    about 5 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    I am very sad to say I loss my dear Mom this year to brain cancer. She was a 3 time survivor. Our family is simply devastated. But each day we try to make it and with God's help we do.

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