haaserose's Journey:

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Female, Age: 42, Stage IIIB, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: No

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    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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    To have a lumpectomy or mastectomy, to have a bilateral or not.

    Decision Point

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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I also had axillary node dissection at the same time

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I am fair skin so the radiation treatment was really hard on me. I lost the first 3 layers of skin and had to do a lot of skin care to the wound area. But in the end the wound healed very nicely.

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    Along with the nerve damage, I also have lymphedema, pain, low blood pressure, chemo brain, confusion, nausea, depression, aniexty, mood changes, liver problems, infections, hot flashes, hair loss, and fatigue. I know it seems like a lot of side effects, but in the end I am alive and spending every day with my husband and kids.

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    Remission

    Celebration

    We celebrated a lot of things. My anniversary of my cancer diagnoses, my birthday, my hair is back, finished treatments, and just being here everyday with my family.

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