tweety's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 45, Stage II, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

  1. 1
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    found the lump my self was the size of a gulfball was also in one lumphnod. I was dignosed on Dec. 6th 2011 and had surgery on Dec. 12th 2011. was hard to tell my mom it was her birthday the day i got my resaults. my thoughts went to my son how would he grow up without me so all i could think about is i had to fight where did i go from there after surgery. 5 days after surgey was my sons 3rd birthday party i made it really specail

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had mastectomy of the left breast it was not that bad was in the hopital 30 hrs was only supposed to be there for 23 hrs but surgein didnt put port in when he did surgery so had to be put back under the next morning to put port in other than that was perrty easy was still able to take care of my 3yr old son

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    had ac it was hard but taxel was not as hard except i could not work thru it because it caused my feet to swell and hurt

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    chemo brain gets better but dose not toadly leave what i do is write stuff down if im goin some where get stuff ready the night before make checklist

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    my feet got really sore couldnt wear shoes for 21/2 months because my dr. was afraid the socks and shoes would cause me too lose my nails luckly i didnt lose them

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    the radiation was not bad till about the 3rd wee it started to burn and it blistered up really bad

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  7. 7
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    I was so excited the last day of chemo we had a big dinner and celabrated no more achy mussels, on my last day of radiatio my husband and my three yr old son took me out to eat

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Relay for Life

    Celebration

    walked in the surviver walk also walked quite a few laps for walmarts

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  9. 9
    • tweety
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I take Tamoxfin the side efects are minimal hotflash, night sweets, and musel achs suck but I can deal

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  10. 10
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer Free

    Celebration

    had test found out i am cancer free

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    health issue

    Oh No

    had bone scan to see if cancer went to shoulder no cancer in shoulder but thickening in leg bones could be lung cancer

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Lymphedema

    Side Effects

    this stinks cancer free and keep having these stupid side affects

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    found new lump

    Oh No

    found a new lump in left armpit go to surgern to see what he wants to do

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    xrays

    Oh No

    had to have lung xray

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  15. 15
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Cancer Free

    Celebration

    got all the results back from scar tissue and lung xrays completely cancer free

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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    found another lump in armpit had it removed dr said was scar tissue it had wraped itself around my nerve and attached itself to my muscle

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