kasogat's Journey with Breast Cancer

Caregiver: Breast Cancer

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    • kasogat
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I am a caregiver to my mother who had metastatic breast cancer. She went through many years of chemotherapy and surgery. She was a woman who was always on her feet and she's very ambitious, but in every treatment it crippled her. She threw up many times, couldn't get out of bed. At one point she said "I feel like dying." As her daughter, that scared me but I kept encouraging her to fight it through. I kept reminding her that she's such an amazing person and she's my lifetime role model. Although she felt sick majority of the time, she fought off the pain and continued doing everything that amazing mothers do! But as the breast cancer traveled to her bones, within time there wasn't much doctors could do when it rapidly spread. Eventually the pain became unbearable and she decided to go into hospice care. She is a wonderful mother, and I know I have a guardian angel watching over me and my family.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • kasogat
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    My mother's metastatic breast cancer traveled to her bones. She had to undergo radiation therapy for several years in monthly segments. WIthin time her skin looked like it was burned due to all the treatments. She didn't complain too much about radiation except that when she's getting the treatment it's uncomfortable. I asked her, "Does it help?" She replies, "I dont know, I dont notice a big difference." It look like it did more damage to her body than actually helping it. Later, as a last chance (when doctors said they couldn't do anything for her anymore), she turned to Natural Remedies. She went on a very strict diet and loss a lot of weight. But it was too late, the natural treatment didn't kick-in on time for her to see any results. Makes me wonder if that would've worked instead? My mother's cancer doctor would always encourage her to lose weight (she was kind on the bigger side) because that will help with her treatment process. My mother never really tried hard to lose weight during those times because the treatments crippled her and she had many other things to worry about than losing weight.

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • kasogat
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Money

    Oh No

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    • kasogat
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Loss

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    • kasogat
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Natural Remedies

    Other Care

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    • kasogat
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Cancer Doctors couldn't help anymore, what to do??

    Decision Point

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