s0sfresno's Journey with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcin...

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 13 years ago, Female, Age: 62, Stage II

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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Right Mastectomy, with I had a double Mastectomy.

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Being that I used to faint at the sight of a needle I was amazed at my strength and you will be too. Chemo gave me a headache about the 5th day after the treatment. Great nausea drugs these days, nothing like the movies. I can now give blood and not break a sweat. LOL All in all a very challenging time in my life and looking back I am in awe of the support of friends, family a my medical team!

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    Radiation

    NO radiation!

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    Oh No

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    Weight gain

    Side Effects

    I weighed 122 the day I was diagnosed and today I weigh 164! It is like it is cemented to my hips.

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    Celebration

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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    My younger sister, a great supporter of mine, died of a broken heart two years ago. She was always there for me while I was in treatment. About the same time as I was diagnosed she was diagnosed with Fibromialgia. Since it was obvious I had a health issue the support flowed to me when she too needed support. I was not thinking clearly at the time and even though she and I made amends I still have regrets. This feels good to get this off my chest.

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    Other

    Decision Point

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    Breast Cancer Support Group

    Celebration

    I have joined a breast cancer support organization, www.sisterhoodofsurvivors.org and donate a good deal of time each week. Sisterhood of Survivors assists breast cancer patients, their families and survivors through peer support and educational resources. The organization has many wonderful programs and volunteer opportunities. I have found volunteering to be very healing for many women. Reaching out to others during this time gives them comfort and insight to their upcoming journey. I wish I had this type of support myself.

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