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    Celebration (Finished treatment): My treatments are finished. Its been seven months now. I have to take arimadex for the next five years. My bones hurt and my right wrist hurts very bad, so I wear a support hand brace.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): I had thirty rounds of radiation. My skin held up real well. It was very tiring.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Mastectomy): My surgery went very well, all tomor was removed. Also 17 limp nodes was removed. I did not have as much pain as I thought I would.

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    Side Effects (Hair loss (alopecia)): My hair came out doing my third week of chemo. I expected that but what really upset me was when I got numbness in my fingers and toes with neropothy. One of my finger nails got infected and came off and that hurted . I cried.

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      LauraFinney

      I also have the neuropathy, stage 2, so they had to stop Taxol after the 10th dose...I missed the last 2 doses. I still have problems with balance and walking, numbness, aches, etc, but hopefully it will get better even though it does take time. I am receiving Physio now which is really helping. My physiotherapist treats the whole body, not just pieces and it is great! Hang in there, I believe it will get better and there is a light at the end of the tunnel!

      about 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Doing chemo treatment I lost my appetite, lost weight, and had a horrible taste in my mouth. I was very tired and weak, so I had to force my self to get up and move around at times.

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    Decision Point (What type of treatment will I receive and what can I do to help my body heal): I had a very good team of doctors, and we decided I will have chemotherpy, surgery, and then radiatio. I also changed my diet. Fruits, vegetables, and nutritional drinks and cleansers.