kclark's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 53, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: No

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

    Oh No

    How could this be happening. I just lost 2 dear coworkers and friends to cancer these past 8 months and 2 other coworkers were just diagnosed these past 2 weeks. I never questioned God's path, in fact I knew and still believed that God's path for me is a perfect plan of His, but how could this be when I have been so connected with this dreadful disease so recently.

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    • kclark
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had the bilateral mastectomy because my cancer was "most invasive" with tram flap reconstruction at the same time. I am getting ready to have final reconstruction soon and hope that this can help with how I feel as a "train wreck" of scarring.

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

    I had Cytoxin and Taxotere. I became neutrapeanic each time I had chemo. I was hospitalized for 6 days one time because I was so sick and felt so isolated from the world because of fear of getting sick. It was a long 3 months.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • kclark
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    With the living XXX that it all was, I have been blessed with the word "remission"! It is such a sigh of relief!

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  5. 5
    • kclark
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Loss of many things but gifts of love received in indescribable ways!

    Loss

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

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