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    Procedure or Surgery (Double Mastectomy): It hurt a heck of a lot more than I expected and I didn't realize how limited my range of motion would be. I also can't sleep on either side of my body and have been living out of a recliner.

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      scorpio74

      I can relate to so many of the things you've said. Deciding how to proceed from a surgical standpoint is a very personal and tough decision.

      about 4 years ago
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    Decision Point: Once chemo was done I needed to have surgery. I went into the decision thinking I would get a lumpectomy with radiation. I came out of it having decided on a bilateral mastectomy. And it was a hard, hard road of soul-searching before I got to the decision I did.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I had 4 rounds of Adriamycin/Cytoxan, the last two of which really kicked my butt. I think had 12 weekly rounds of Taxol which was easier to tolerate. I never threw up but I would get terribly tired, had some neuropathy, had "chemopause" symptoms, and basically was just worn out.

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    Celebration (Wedding and Honeymoon): We went ahead with the wedding and honeymoon as planned although the honeymoon was slightly strained for me because I had so many worries in my head as to what would happen when we got back.

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): I was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 weeks before my wedding.

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