sheabird13's Journey with Bone Cancer

Survivor: Bone Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 32

  1. 1
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    January 13, 2011 I hit a brick wall with a diagnosis of Osteosarcoma at the age of 25.

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  2. 2
    almost 5 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was highly allergic to MOST dressings that would cover my CVC site on a day to day basis. So I broke out in rashes frequently that caused me to itch during the night with a result of ripping out my stitches.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    almost 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I STILL live a happy and healthy life as much as possible but NOT choosing amputation for me personally has caused the healing process to take a little longer. STILL currently on crutches and have been for about 2 years

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  4. 4
    almost 5 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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  5. 5
    almost 5 years ago
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    Nausea medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  6. 6
    almost 5 years ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

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

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  7. 7
    almost 5 years ago
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    Infection

    Side Effects

    blood infection from surgery May 23, 2011

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  8. 8
    almost 5 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    from chemotherapy

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  9. 9
    almost 5 years ago
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    Hot flashes

    Side Effects

    became menopausal from chemo and it gave me really bad hot flashes

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  10. 10
    almost 5 years ago
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    Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia)

    Side Effects

    after all 9 rounds every time I visited the ER

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  11. 11
    almost 5 years ago
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    Mouth sores

    Side Effects

    couldn't swallow at times and could not taste anything

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  12. 12
    almost 5 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    still suffering today

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  13. 13
    almost 5 years ago
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    Thinking problems

    Side Effects

    the chemotherapy drug Ifosfamide would make me almost hallucinate

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  14. 14
    almost 5 years ago
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    Infertility (unable to have children)

    Side Effects

    only for a small period of time. My periods have returned and the chance of pregnancy may still be there.

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  15. 15
    almost 5 years ago
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    Weight loss

    Side Effects

    i lost up to 20 lbs

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  16. 16
    almost 5 years ago
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    Birthday

    Celebration

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

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  17. 17
    almost 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

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

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  18. 18
    almost 5 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    I lost my friend Michael XXX from Lymphoma

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