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    Other Care (My kidneys went to stage 3, I developed more serious bladder problems, ached and hurt all over from various treatments): The treatments for all the differnt blood, body and spiritual problems were many and by the Grace of God, good doctors, and caring friends and families made it.

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    Oh No (Just Diagnosed): Had a surgeon tell me on phone I had cancer and he would schedule me for Mastomy. On the phone. Could not believe it. I had a friend who wanted to know how I was. I said not good, and next thing I know there was a whole group helping me cope!!! Found out I had cancer on husband's birthday.

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      homeeduc8ormom

      My primary doctor told me on the phone, too. She said, "So I guess you were figuring you had cancer." I said, "Umm, no... I wasn't figuring that." Then she went on to read the results of the biopsy. I know doctors are busy, but it would help if they thought about how it would feel if they or someone they loved deeply were in the shoes of the patients they call. Hang in there and don't let anyone rush you into decisions you don't feel informed enough to make.

      about 1 month ago
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      Rustysmom

      I'm sorry you are going through this. I found out on the phone, too. My doctor sent the biopsy to the lab, and went on vacation. I waited almost two weeks for results. I finally called to follow up, and someone from the lab read the results to me while I was sitting in my car in a parking lot. I'm so glad that you have a great group of friends to support you through your treatment!

      about 1 month ago
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    Celebration (Finished treatment): It was GREAT!!! to finally finish the treatment. It was a year after starting 6 treatment (orginally reduced into 4 by 1st dr). I still had 6 more months of HR2 treatment, but the bad stuff was finally done! Had a pink party.

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    Side Effects (Allergic reaction): I had many severe problems, but still have allergic reactions today. I know it may not seem like much, but for me it was constantly being sick. I got C Diff, the absolute worst!

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I had a doctor who had his own agenda, so tried to give me 6 chemos in 4 treatments. I nearly died, and thusly everything was difficult and made me more ill.

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