KimG's Journey:

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 8 years ago, Female, Age: 57

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    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    work problems where did this come from and how come I didn't notice it sooner

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    almost 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    sentenel lymph node biopsy was very nervous to wake up and find out if I had a port or not-I didn't Praise the Lord

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    very disappointed in the lack of compassion shown by my family their reaction a day after coming home from surgery kept me estranged from them for 3 years-will never be the same relationship maybe it's for the better because now I can be honest and tell them how I feel and ask them just to listen, not judge

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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Bladder problems

    Side Effects

    memory loss-can't think of words I need when I need them since I was 49 when diagnosed I went through menopause at the speed of light weakness as chemo and radiation went on

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    almost 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    had to skip a session due to blistering

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    Side Effects

    had to skip a session due to blistering skin reddening, turning to tan color and finally fading to normal color

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    almost 5 years ago
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    oral medicine for 5 years-tamoxifen

    Other Care

    oral med. tamoxifen for 5 years about 1/2 way through-does anyone know of pain with intercourse during tamoxifen treatment? Does pain with intercourse go away when tamoxifen is finished? How likely is it to spread to the bones? my breasts are very dense and I have a lot of scar tissue does anyone know the likelyhood of the cancer coming back if grade 3 and aggressive

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    Side Effects

    oral medicine for 5 years-tamoxifen does anyone know if this medication can cause painful intercourse what are the chances of the cancer spreading from the breast to the bones with grade 3 aggressive type bones are very sore exercise anyway with stationary bike and light weights for my arms

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    almost 5 years ago
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    Cancer Walk

    Celebration

    Finally after 2 1/2 years after diagnosis I got to go on a walk with making strides It was good to see all the support and booths

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    • KimG
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    almost 5 years ago
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    had to decide to file bankruptcy

    Decision Point

    I hung on for a long time but due to not being able to hold down a job I couldn't pay the bills-was looking for jobs off and on for 3 years disappointed in the lack of compassion at a couple of the jobs I had

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