fgrady's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 51

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

    Oh No

    Found out I had breast cancer on my 46th birthday January 23rd 2012.

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

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery wasnt so bad but healing after surgery and radiation was hard.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    • fgrady
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I had radiation burning on my breast and under my breast that caused me a lot of pain and tenderness. I now have a blood clot in my breast which formed after surgery that has not gone away. And I am now on tamonifin for 5 years and it has complications and side effects but I am glad there was something out there for me to try so I can get better.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    • fgrady
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    I finished my radiation but I haven't celebrated yet because everything is still so surreal it feels like this shouldnt be happening to me cause I try to do the right thing but I know I am not immune to disease I just never thought it would happen to me. I want to go to cancer events but I feel like crying everytime I think about the cancer and everything surrounding it.

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