Moonchick's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 13 years ago, Female, Age: 63, Stage IIB, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Am I going to die? What does this mean for my husband and my family. What can they do to stop this from spreading? I had more questions than anything and fear!!

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Complete double mastectomy or lumpectomy?

    Decision Point

    I asked the surgon what she would do if this happened to her. She said a complete double mastectomy. Thats what I did because I trusted her with my life!

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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    I think I expected to not be effected by a double mastectomy but that was untrue. I felt ugly and deformed without breasts.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Drugs and Chemo were taxing to put it mildly. They made me sicker the longer I took them. The daily weakness was very hard to deal with.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Thinking problems

    Side Effects

    The side effects were many and very trying for someone that was fairly healthy up to this point. I had never realy been sick so I felt blindsided by my body!

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  6. 6
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I had second degree burns from the radiation. Very difficult to heal.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  7. 7
    over 4 years ago
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    Other Care

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

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  8. 8
    over 4 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

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

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