mmurdoch's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 16 years ago, Female, Age: 63

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    • mmurdoch
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I had been having mammograms since I was 35 and at age 47, got breast cancer but diagnosed early. i said, u did not find it on me and then i got to fighting breast cancer because I was at war!

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    • mmurdoch
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    i was diagnosed on october 25,2001 when my daughter was 3. i had lumps removed, bilateral mastectomies, 6 months of chemo. stage 0-1. never did reconstruction. Did not do radiation.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Did 6 months of chemo, was umbelievably sick. did not have to do blood transfusions.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    i did 6 months of chemo but was so sick. i had diarrhea and constipation. did not feel like eating when taking chemo.

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    • mmurdoch
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Birthday

    Celebration

    this october 25,2012, will make 11 years survived. Every year on my bc birthday, i light my bc candle and have a cake. Also sing me happy birthday. It is definitely a party!

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    • mmurdoch
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Job

    Loss

    after going through cancer treatment, i was fired from my job and now work at home and am a stay at home Mom. I miss having breasts but I am alive to raise my daughter and help other people.

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    • mmurdoch
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    that I had been through so much but had survived

    Decision Point

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

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    • mmurdoch
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    i survived

    Decision Point

    I take one day at a time and have a bucket list and am experiencing life and helping people.

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