jojoe'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: 73, Stage III, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

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

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Lymphedema

    Side Effects

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    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Bladder problems

    Side Effects

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    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

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  9. 9
    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Infection

    Side Effects

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    • jojoe
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    over 4 years ago
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    Memory changes

    Side Effects

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    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Mouth dryness

    Side Effects

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    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

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    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

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  14. 14
    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Constipation

    Side Effects

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    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

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    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, sweats)

    Side Effects

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    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Eating problems (anorexia)

    Side Effects

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    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Fever

    Side Effects

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    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

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    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

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  21. 21
    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    I seem to celebrate everyday.

    Celebration

    I was not "on my feet" for 8 years and 8 months, then I became well. The comeback has been slow but I love not feeling sick. I seemed to be joyful all the time, and this year is #10). More things are working normally, finally, and I just want to get my house clean.

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    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

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

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    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Home care

    Other Care

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

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    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

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    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Psychosocial

    Other Care

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    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    I already had peripheral neuropathy in my legs. I experienced further damage, lost the use of toes on left foot and hands because half-numb. I was told just yesterday (10 years after) by my physical therapist that there is no therapy that works for the numb feet. Anybody found a different answer??

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  27. 27
    • jojoe
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Relationship

    Loss

    I seem to have lost my husband. He moved into the other bedroom when I came home from surgery and he is still there, 10 years later. Yes, I have asked him to move back, and he has to when we have company, but then he can't vacate my room fast enough. It has been a tough 10 years, but people say I am looking great now. I lost the weight-gain of 41 pounds last year, and the terrible circles under my eyes just started to decline. I laugh a lot with my new puppy and my grandkids, but my husband hardly makes a smile.

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