tamngod's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 49, Stage III, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • tamngod
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Relationship issues

    Oh No

    I was diagnosed with breast cancer on April 13, 2012. My biggest fear was tell the news to my new husband of 1 1/2 years whose mother past from in back in 2002, and cousin past from it in 2010. He did not and does not have a favorable opinion of breast cancer. I have a strong trust and faith in God and know he is a healer so I already know that I am a survivor.

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    • tamngod
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I've been in Chemo for 4 months now and have 1 month and a week left. Chemo has been good and tolerable. I've made sure to eat healthy, exercise 3 times a week and participate in yoga during this process. I've also incorporated spa days with massages, steaming and sauna as well.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • tamngod
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery and breast reconstruction

    Decision Point

    I have 6 more weeks of chemo left and then surgery. I am now faced with surgery choices of mastectomy or bilateral mastectomy and breast reconstruction. I been reading about the reconstruction options and feel overwhelmed and confused. I would like to feel my breast in the future and can't imagine having a major part of my body displayed but numb or lifeless. I'm seeking stories of experience from survivors to help me with information in order to make a decision.

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