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    Celebration (Finished treatment): I finished up everything in March of 2011. 9 months of treatment. And here I am nearly 2 years later, still cancer free. Thank you God for each and every day! I pray for those still fighting the fight. It is not an easy road.

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      I love it. 'Cancer Free'. I am so happy for you, congratulations!!!!! time to celebrate :)

      over 3 years ago
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    Radiation (External radiation ): Since I had to go 5 days a week for this and I work 12 hour night shifts, I did go on a leave from work while I had this done. The only problem I had was holding my arm up in the position they needed for such a long time. It got to be a bit uncomfortable, especially on my shoulder. I was glad I took off for radiation. I seemed to be very tired during it. I continued to work through my chemotherapy, which wasn't easy, but doable.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Implant chemotherapy port): While I was very glad I had this done (and I still have it in place in case God forbid I ever need it again) I was not expecting him to hit a nerve or whatever he hit when he used the guidewire to put that thing in. He hit that spot twice and I about came off the table. I was glad to get it over with. I mean, there are much worse things, but I just wasn't expecting to get zinged like that a couple of times.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Double Mastectomy): I was fortunate enough to have an easier time during this than I ever thought I would. Having never had surgery that required me to be put to sleep, the dread was worse than the surgery. I never even had to take anything at all for pain relief. It was minimal discomfort and I was very surprised at how well it all went.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Also had Neulasta and nausea drugs. Emend was a lifesaver for me for stopping nausea before it even thought about starting up again. Although I must say that it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Only in hospital one time when I ended up with C-diff and a white count that barely registered. That was the worst I felt.

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): Diagnosed in June of 2010. Don't EVER put off getting a mammogram, for ANY reason. They are not scary at all. I knew I should have done something way before that when I saw symptoms that I didn't like.