pinkwarrior's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 7 years ago, Female, Age: 54, Stage III, HER2 Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    it was a very surreal experience

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  2. 2
    over 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

    what do i do??? try to save the breast?? that didnt work 19 of 23 lymph nodes were cancerous..mastectomy??me??

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  3. 3
    over 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    next.............

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  4. 4
    over 5 years ago
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    Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

    23 lymph nodes taken 19 cancerous :(

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  5. 5
    over 5 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    good decision!!

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  6. 6
    over 5 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    a very sad day...i said goodbye to my breast

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  7. 7
    over 5 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  8. 8
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    just went through the motions i was like a horse with blinders.... the nausea was the worst

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  9. 9
    over 5 years ago
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    Depression medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  10. 10
    over 5 years ago
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    Nausea medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    didn't help...i even could not stand my own saliva.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  11. 11
    over 5 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

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  12. 12
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    not funny

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  13. 13
    over 5 years ago
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    Confusion

    Side Effects

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  14. 14
    over 5 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    i am experiencing that now..

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  15. 15
    over 5 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    the least of my concerns..but..I lost my long eyelashes ..that..was horrible..both have grown back

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  16. 16
    over 5 years ago
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    Hot flashes

    Side Effects

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  17. 17
    over 5 years ago
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    Mood changes

    Side Effects

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  18. 18
    over 5 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    very painful!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. 19
    over 5 years ago
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    Weight gain

    Side Effects

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  20. 20
    over 5 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

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  21. 21
    over 5 years ago
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    Sexual side effects

    Side Effects

    no desire what so ever... affecting my marriage

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  22. 22
    over 5 years ago
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    Side Effects

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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  23. 23
    over 5 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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  24. 24
    over 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    9 mos of treatment... :) finished!!

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  25. 25
    over 5 years ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    yay!! and its curly. my hair was pin straight..woo hoo my eyelashes are back

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  26. 26
    over 5 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    I feel a sense of sadness losing my breast.

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  27. 27
    over 5 years ago
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    Relationship

    Loss

    this has affected my marriage .my husband was so great through chemo/radiation..but now he seems like i just dont matter..

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  28. 28
    over 5 years ago
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    Other Care

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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