tinkerbell's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Female, Age: 50, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    about 5 years ago
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    first step was a need for a second mammogram

    Oh No

    last oct. I when for my routine mammogram, 2 weeks later they call to second up another one.that let to a boisiopy, and a second boiposy, and a first diagnoses of stage 0 LCIS, and plan surgery the beginning of jan.

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  2. 2
    about 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    found out I am allergy to the anasie, and had severe asthma problems.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    about 5 years ago
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    they did not get clear margins

    Oh No

    at the discussion of the first surgery results, I was told they found DCIS stage 0 and did not get clear margins , i would need more surgery

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  4. 4
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    on the follow up for my second surgery, I was told I have yet another form of cancer and this one was stage 1, so they needed to remove my lymp nodes.

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  5. 5
    about 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    removing the lymph nodes was very painful and recovery time was longer than the other surgeryies

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  6. 6
    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I recieved 7 weeks of radiotion, by the 5th week, I could no longer tolerate the pain, need serious pain meds and felt like doing nothing but sleeping

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  7. 7
    about 5 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    2 weeks after radation, I started tamonfen, which my body did not like at all, it caused me to have mine strokes, and I was taken off of it, after only 4 day.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  8. 8
    about 5 years ago
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    too many doctors

    Other Care

    no I am at the point where I have several different doctors looking at me to see what damage the tamonfen has caused

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  9. 9
    about 5 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    everything when much better this time around

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