susan338's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 7 years ago, Female, Age: 55, Stage I

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    • susan338
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Celebration

    after my first operation was a family reununion and late birthday party at the beach ,after i got the all clear last year decided to enjoy life slowly and got closer with me family and friends and so now i buy myself a present every time i get a good result after a ultra sound .and spoil my one dog a female jack russel who is now 7 yrs old my church and family ive got closer to also .and to enjoy the simple things in life like a rainbow or a smile or help someone who needs it .so please do it for yourself ,it may save your life thank you amen

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    • susan338
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    i have a family history of breast cancer felt a pinpick got it checked yep it,thank goodness was pea size ,caught early i had 2 operations and 6 weeks of radiation treatmeent . and a lot of support from me ex husband with the hbf as a patient ,but the most love and support from my church 3 laovely females and care options did take me for my radiation .i thanked them with a bunch of flowers and a speech ,also support from me aunts who had it or having treatment most had chemo ,and my parents also . i had me faith to and joked with them every visit was a way of coping for me .this year i had a fall fractuered me right rib more worried id hurt me breast right sight sight an ultra sound said all clear ,one relieved person .also,nnow am with a hospital who have all me datails of all i had tyoe etc so to see if i skip or miss the next generation .as i never had kids i do worry about my only sister in her 50 now im 52 and still on antiprevention pills to.without my church friends ,family and ex husband i found a strengh i never knew i had and a faith which i still have thought lost refound .thanks to the nurses their to were very kind and helpfull so were the books and the cd.and the cushions for it.only thing is i cant buy a cancer bra .as i dont know where to get them and i love the beacon magazine to as a lot of after cancer information in it also to all i thank you very much and god bless all you know who you are and thank you god amen

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    • susan338
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Radiation

    i have one regret ,not telling my parents untill retwo weeks before my first operation . the second one is it is hard to not be able to dress or, ur self while you are doing your dresings ,and for me hardest part was asking for help with things like moving furniture ,cleaniong ,and walking me dog . ,it cost me my marriage but i found a good friend again i owe him my friendship if he got ill he knows im here ,he is now happy as we both have new people in our lives to, so something food came from it aswell next time i know what to expect if i ever get it back .i pray not and thank god i did as i know the signs now,and love life more.and if i think that was it and all its not it is you have one life your health comes first ,i urge all females to get a mammagram done every year ,as 2 yearly is to long for some

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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