patricecpj's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 59, Stage IIIB, HER2 Positive: Yes

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    In my heart, I felt something was not right with my breast. Because of health insurance issues, I kept putting getting checked out off. Anyway, praise be to God, when I finally did go and I was treated as if I had the BEST healthcare in the world, I felt so releived. Hearing the diagnosis...sill made for an "oh no" moment even though God had already been preparing me.

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was actually ready to start chemo because I was looking at it as "getting the journey" started so I can move forward. I began chemo on July 24, 2012. I was prepared for all the typical side effects, change in how I'd be different with my family, etc., but God really blessed me!!!!!! I've been able to endue the chemo treatments and not be sick, no nausea, no extreme fatigue, etc. God is so awesome and I thank Him daily!

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    Hair loss and dark nails have been my side effects and I consider this a small price to pay to get a chance at enjoying my family and my life!

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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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