Cherrie's Journey with Mixed Tumors, Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Mixed Tumors

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 12 years ago, Female, Age: 72, Stage I, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • Cherrie
    • Experience with Mixed Tumors, Breast C...
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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    • Cherrie
    • Experience with Mixed Tumors, Breast C...
    over 4 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had mastecomy of left breast with partial rebuild January 26, 2005 Surgery lasted 7 1/2 hours.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Cherrie
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    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chemo took 4 months March to June, 2005. Loss of hair, eyelashes(scary) & a epidemia developed in left forearm. This requires wearing of pressure sleeves whenever I fly.

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

    Radiation

    Started radiation treatments 2nd week of September after spending 3 weeks in the Hawaiian Islands. I was exhausted by Friday & slept a lot over each weekend for 6 weeks. But I SURVIVED IT ALL!!!!!

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Cherrie
    • Experience with Mixed Tumors, Breast C...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    Still after 7 years I lose my train of thought easily especially when I am overtired or stressed.

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    • Cherrie
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    over 4 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    Especially during the radiation though some during the Chemotherapy.

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    • Cherrie
    • Experience with Mixed Tumors, Breast C...
    over 4 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    My beloved husband passed away suddenly 2 years 2 the day of my surgery.

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    • Cherrie
    • Experience with Mixed Tumors, Breast C...
    over 4 years ago
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    Other Care

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    • Cherrie
    • Experience with Mixed Tumors, Breast C...
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    15 months after the mastectomy & partial rebuild, I had the permanent implant put in & had a lift/reduction of the right breast. I still have 2 different breast sizes which is hard to handle sometimes. Being widowed 2 years later really makes me avoid dating & intimacy with a new partner. God will take care of me & if a relationship is in the story of my life so be it. I have learned to LET GO LET GOD.

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