ConnieB's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 56, Stage II, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

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    • ConnieB
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    I had bi-lateral mastectomy in January 2012, and emergency surgery in February 2012 to remove right side saline insert because my body rejected it. I now face reconstruction surgery in December 2012.

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  2. 2
    • ConnieB
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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

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  3. 3
    • ConnieB
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • ConnieB
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • ConnieB
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Rejection of transplant

    Side Effects

    chemo brain, confusion, depression/anxiety, constipation, fatigue, hand foot syndrome, hot flashes, memory changes, mood changes, mouth dryness, mouth sores, nausea/vomiting, nerve damage, saliva thickness, rejection of transplant, sexual side effects, taste change/loss, thinking problems, vaginal dryness, weight gain! I didn't realize I had so many side effects until I did this.

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  6. 6
    • ConnieB
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    January 31, 2013 ~ one year cancer free

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    • ConnieB
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

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

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    • ConnieB
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

    I am having this reconstruction surgery in December 2012.

    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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    • ConnieB
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was scheduled for a lat flap procedure. The day of surgery (Mar 22) my surgeon thought there was enough flexibility and muscle on the chest wall. In addition to that, he was confident he could use muscle and skin from my right side under my armpit. He was extremely happy with the results as am I. I was very worried about back and shoulder problems with the lat flap so the change in plans made me feel better.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • ConnieB
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    breast reconstruction using Lattimus Dorsi muscle.

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • ConnieB
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Whether or not to have breast reconstruction

    Decision Point

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

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