mobober's Journey with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcin...

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: over 16 years ago, Female, Age: 60, Stage IV, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • mobober
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    about 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I had a 10 year old son at the time and was very afraid for him, my mom had breast cancer as well as my grandma and aunt, so i was very familiar with the illness and outcomes

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    • mobober
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    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chemo was tough on me and my family , I lost my hair and my ability to do much, no energy, but I had a great group of friends whom rallied and brought meals and did for me what I could not do, I was a lucky gal.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • mobober
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    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    took alot of energy away from me, but not as bad as the chemo

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • mobober
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    about 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a double mastectomy, ooferectomy, radiation, no reconstruction as at the time I was told I needed to get right into starting chemo, so I did, like a good little soldier. I wish I had now done the reconstruction but I was married and my feelings at the time were I did not really feel an urgency, nor did my husband. Now 7 years later my husband is gone , were seperated and I think I should have , I might feel better about myself.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • mobober
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    about 4 years ago
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    I did have a last day of treatment, radiation , and felt afraid and not know where to go from here

    Celebration

    One thing that i will never forget is Lance armstrong was doing a book signing at the nike store in Beverly Hills and my husband at the time found out and he was my hero at the time. So I left radiation, my husband picked up my book from home ?? and we went there and I stood in line and met him. told him I had just finished all my treatment and I admired him and ask for his signing.

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    • mobober
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    about 4 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    Loosing my breasts and my feelings as a woman were strong. AS I look back I tried always to just let it be and move on. I TRIED TO KEEP POSITIVE AND KEEP GOING ON ESPECIALLY FOR MY SON. I lost my relationship with my husband not sure why, but I did after my 2nd recurrence, was angry about that, became less caring about my self, my body, my hair, etc. not a good thing !!

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    • mobober
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    about 4 years ago
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    I received therapy for emotional support

    Other Care

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

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    • mobober
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    I lost my hair, confusion, loss of memory, I gained weight also which always worried me, lost my taste buds. pretty numb on the tongue. Still to this day.

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