Debbie's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 59, Stage II, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Don't Know

  1. 1
    • Debbie
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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

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

    Side Effects

    Is this what it feels like to have Alzheimer's?????

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    • Debbie
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    No energy, headaches, feels like I'm sludging through mud most days.

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    • Debbie
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, sweats)

    Side Effects

    Quads, shins, joints ache like holy heck.

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    • Debbie
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Port removal. Yeah!

    Procedure or Surgery

    Wide awake for the 15 minute procedure. Quite a bit of pain but it was quickly over.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Debbie
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation began Dec. 18. So far, so easy!

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Debbie
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Skin changes

    Side Effects

    Feet are peeling and cracking (soles and heels). Fingertips are rough and wrinkled.

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    • Debbie
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

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

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    • Debbie
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    Lost my last 3 eyelashes and all the eyebrows yesterday (40 days after last chemo).

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    • Debbie
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Other

    Side Effects

    Swollen eye lids - happens every time I lose a group of lashes.

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    • Debbie
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Second degree burns to all treatment sites. Ouch!

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Debbie
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Bone thinning (osteoporosis)

    Side Effects

    Thank you chemo.... Bone scan shows osteopenia and blood work high cholesterol. Two issues I did not have before treatment.

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  14. 14
    • Debbie
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Milestones

    One year ago today, I was diagnosed with BC. And so the journey began.... Couldn't have made it without my rock-Gary, family, friends, co~workers and fellow whatnexters. Huge thanks and big hugs to all.

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    • Debbie
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 2 years ago
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    Decision Point

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

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