pinkwagon's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 58, Stage IIB, HER2 Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Not expecting to hear those words, I was driving and pulled over to be told.

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was in the hospital overnight, I just expected it to be alot worse.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I have a wonderful oncologist and staff... I have great support from my friends. Never looked forward to this, but it did go pretty fast.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    At first it went pretty smooth, Going everyday was a little hard.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    How awesome to start getting little hairs back on your head..... I now volunteer for American Cancer Society to fit wigs for women (or men) who are about to loose their hair or already have started.

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  6. 6
    over 4 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    July 31st was 2 years since my diagnosis. There was a year and a half that I was going thru treatment.... hard to believe such a journey which seemed to take forever, I can actually look back at it.

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