atdrummonds' Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 59, Stage IIA, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

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  2. 2
    about 5 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

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  3. 3
    about 5 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

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    This is for anyone that might find themeselves going through something similiar. After I had my double mastectomy, I started a period cycle three days later which lasted for a week and very heavy. The reason this was odd to me was I had gone through menapause three years before. It was one of the side effects that I wasn't looking for, but sometimes happens even after menapause.

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  4. 4
    about 5 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

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    I had expanders placed at the same time as my surgery. I know for many women the filling of the expanders was not a major ordeal. I am pretty good with pain, so I was surprised that a few hours after each filling, and then for about 48 hours, I was very, very sore. With this last filling experience my back muscles and the muscles between my ribs went into spasms making every movement very difficult, even to take deep breaths. If this is your experience, just wanted to let you know your not alone. Pain meds help, but taking muscle relaxer and wearing a back brace helped the most.

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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Milestones

    I was diagnosed with 2 different breast cancers/stage 2 July 2012. I went through double mastectomy, expanders, chemo and reconstruction. I lost my hair and got a major strep/staph infection from my immune system being suppressed from chemo. Had to go on IV antibiotics for 2 months. The infection almost took my life going toward my heart. Was told not to do chemo again so started on Tamoxefen. After 2 months the side effects were too unbearable to continue. I'm leaving the rest of my journey in trusting in God, that His joy and peace will give me the wisdom and direction to move forward with diet, exercise, quality life style, and passion for life now.

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