FHWife's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 45, Stage II, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • FHWife
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    biopsy to check for cancer

    Procedure or Surgery

    biopsy wasn't to bad at all next day i was really sore though.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • FHWife
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    I didn't know what to expect, didn't think i would need pain meds, and ended up in tears needing the pain med cause I didn't take it before leaving the hospital. Ended up needing pain meds for this procedure a couple 2 or 3 days after. I started back to work in a week, had a lot of trouble with swelling in my chest, if i tried to carry, even my purse with the arm on the side my port was placed in. This took a while to heal and not be sore, longer than i expected but I was pretty active except for the weeks I had chemo.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • FHWife
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    i had this in feb - april

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • FHWife
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    i really didn't know what to expect, i read the books and pamplets but it's hard until you've been though it to know what to expect. I had 8 lymp nods removed under my arm and i had more trouble with that and raising my arm than i did from the mastectomy. I came home had 2 drains in, after one week they removed one drain, after 3 more weeks they removed the last drain. I was on the pain meds for about 4 weeks. I then had to go to physical therapy as i could not raise that arm up. Physical therapy really helped and wasn't as bad as what i expected from what other told me.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • FHWife
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Other Care

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    • FHWife
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    I have the tissure expander in now and have had 2 injections so far.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • FHWife
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    was having issues with the tamoxifen, gyn said i was not going to be able to take it, caused the lining of my uterus to be 4 times thicker than it should have been, plus cysts in both ovaries, had a full hystroectomy.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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