Naomi's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 67

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    • Naomi
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    bilateral mastectomy implants put in right after surgery. Told by doctors this is a safe procedure because we are 99.9% sure no chemo or radiation. Than changed two days later..margins were not clean so chemo for 4 months was a awful as it could be...then radiation whicl opened up the Left breast so then started 7 more surgeries for incision opening to full dehiss where the implant was visible...all done within 2 months apart. I was so sick and so much pain that if I didn't have a son I would have chose to die..The last surgery was a m uscle taken from by back "to supply blood to the infected breast..well that also got infected and I have pain on my whole left back side of my back and loss of feeling in my left arm.

    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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    • Naomi
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 1 year ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Naomi
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 1 year ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    7 failed reconstruction left breast surgeries in one year all dihissed and became infected including a muscle taken from by back that became atrophied in the affected breast so I was left with Left breast looks like a smashed grapefruit Right breast was made to big and is the size of a rotted/dimpled grapefruit. Thank you Dr. Castellon

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    • Naomi
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 1 year ago
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    Decision Point

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

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