pamanael's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 10 years ago, Female, Age: 68, Stage II, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • pamanael
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I WENT FOR A ROUTINE MAMAGRAM OPON MY REQUEST BECAUSE I FELT A LUMP, IWAS SURE IT WAS A CYST. AFTER I HAD MY ULTRASOUND, AND A APPOINTMENT WAS MADE FOR MY SURGEON I DID NOT BELIEVE I HAD CANCER. I WAS SURE IT WAS JUST A CYST. MY OH NO CAME ABOUT 2 DAYS LATER WHEN I FINALLY REALIZED I HAD BREAST CANCER.

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    • pamanael
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I WAS SCHEDUALED FOR A LUMPECTOMY 3 WKS AFTER MY FIRST VISIT TO MY SURGEON, MY DOCTOR WAS EXCELLENT HE TOLD ME WHAT TO EXPECT EXPLAINED THE SURGERY COMPLETELY.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • pamanael
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 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: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • pamanael
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • pamanael
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    IT WAS NOT UNTILL MY SECOND DOSE OF CHEMO DID I HAVE ANY SIDE EFFECTS,BUT AFTER THAT I HAD EVERYTHING CHEMO BRAIN,HAIR LOSS,NUMBNESS IN FEET, LOSS OF TASTE, ANEMIA, LOW WHITE COUNT, GAS, LOW RBC COUNT,NAUSEA, FATIGUE, MOON FACE, PEALING DRY SKIN, NAIL BEDS TURNING BLACK, DIZZINESS,CHEMO BRAIN. COULD NOT BARE TO LISTEN TO MUSIC OR LONG WINDED PEOPLE. UNCONTROLLABLE LAUGHTER,NIGHT SWEATS, COULD NOT TOLERATE ANYTHING SWEET, GREEN BELL PEPPER.

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    • pamanael
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    I HAD A LOSS OF INDEPENDANCE

    Loss

    UNTILL I BREAST CANCER I ONLY WENT TO THE DOCTOR WHEN I WAS SICK. AND THAT WAS NOT VERY OFTEN. BUT FOR A YEAR I WAS SEEING MY ONC DOCTOR ONCE A WEEK, AND WHEN EVER ANYTHING WAS WRONG I WAS SCHEDULED FOR TESTS XRAYS WHEN EVER MY DR. WANTED ME TO.

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    • pamanael
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Decision Point

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    • pamanael
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    TAKING CHEMO WAS SOMTHING I WILL NEVER FORGET. I HAD 8 DOSES 4 OF ONE KIND OF CHEMO AND 4 OF ANOTHER KIND. I HAD TO HAVE A PORT PUT AFTER THE SECOND DOSE BECAUSE THE VEINS IN MY HAND COULD NOT WITHSTAND THE STRONG CHEMO DRUGS

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • pamanael
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Radiation

    COMPAIRED TO CHEMO RADIATION WAS A BREEZE. I HAD 32 DOSES

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • pamanael
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    I WAS SETTING ON MY BED ONE DAY AND I COULD NOT THINK ONE SINGLE CLEAR THOUGHT.

    Decision Point

    MY DECISION POINT WAS TO TAKE ONLY THE MEDICATION THAT WAS VITAL TO MY WELLNESS.AND NOT JUST BLINDLY

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    • pamanael
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    • pamanael
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    I CELEBRATED CHRISTMAS WITH A 7FT CHRISTMAS TREE THAT TOOK ME 3 DAYS TO DECORATE. AFTER CHEMO AND RADIATION I CELEBRATED THE FIRST SNOWFALL,MY HAIR GROWING BACK, SPRING, FALL, MY FAVORITE FOODS THAT COULD TASTE.

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    • pamanael
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Other Care

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    • pamanael
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Decision Point

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