steelernutt's Journey with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, Ductal

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma > Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 48, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    i think i am still numb when i talk to my family and friends about whats going on i separate myself i don't refer to the diagnosis as being mine....the closer i get to start date of my Chemo the more real it becomes i am so overwhelmed and scared..

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  2. 2
    over 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

    is it a good idea to participate in a research study during chemo or not?

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  3. 3
    over 5 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    the actual procedure went well and they did a wonderful job...the medication did end up making me relax enough to fall asleep woke up and they were done ...very sore tonight though

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  4. 4
    over 5 years ago
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    PET scan and MUGA

    Procedure or Surgery

    not bad at all just hoping for good results...didnt like the machine for the PET scan doesnt help im so claustrophobic and get to do an MRI yet in the am then talk to drs again and im all set for my first Chemo treatment on Nov 7th

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  5. 5
    over 5 years ago
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    2nd biopsy of tumor for Study program

    Procedure or Surgery

    was nothing like the first one the 2nd one hurt so bad i had to have them stop despite the fact that i was numbed it felt like they didnt numb me at all they say it was due to my fibromyalgia and the fact that it had already been biopsied prior made the tumor more sensitive..

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  6. 6
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    had my first of 16 treatments of Paclitaxel and Trastuzumab on November 7th was not as bad as i had anticipated did great and the day after..2nd infusion was yesterday November 14th ...access to the port was allot easier this time and the chemo itself was not too bad..

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  7. 7
    over 5 years ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    i have now developed a delayed allergic reaction to the Trastuzumab the sun burn with hot face chest and arms not fun at all....my tuesday is usually my good day wednesday im exhausted and thursday the same but then friday and saturday im not as tired but ache everywhere and have to take my pain meds....anti nausea meds have become my new best friend sundays are not too bad then i go again on monday hope some of this passes soon

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  8. 8
    over 5 years ago
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    found a food that doesnt make me as sick

    Celebration

    finally chicken and dumplings yeah finally not as sick when i eat that....the nausea is not fun being hungry but not wanting to eat cause it only makes me sicker...YEAH for chicken and dumplings hope it stays good to me

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  9. 9
    about 5 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    had my third infusion today and on our ride home my hair started falling out in handfuls :( dont think your ever prepared for that i know i sure wasnt....have been having allot of side effects lately :( i am so ready to be done already

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  10. 10
    about 5 years ago
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    Confusion

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  11. 11
    about 5 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

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  12. 12
    about 5 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

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  13. 13
    about 5 years ago
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    Mouth sores

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  14. 14
    about 5 years ago
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    Pain

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  15. 15
    about 5 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

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  16. 16
    about 5 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    lost my hair on November 21st following my 3rd chemo treatment we were driving home and i ran my hand threw my hair only to find my hand was full of hair....dont think anything can quite prepare you for that.... :(

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  17. 17
    about 5 years ago
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    blood counts are low

    Oh No

    my hemoglobin levels are low only 4 treatments in and may need a blood transfusion next monday if they dont come up :(

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