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    GregP_WN wrote on emprice's wall

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    Mcdoc wrote on emprice's wall

    Hi you’re not alone what we feel? I have triple negative ductal cancer stage 1. I went through surgery lumpectomy and then had mri and pet scan to reveal margins clear no cancer but was told I need chemo and radiation oncologist said because it was not positive and hormone chances a cell could have got away, I did chemo it was brutal I still have side effects and now radiation 6 weeks worth every day, I heard it’s not as bad as chemo. I start Monday and will let you know what I experience. I pray for you as all my sisters who have this horrible disease,!

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    Decision Point (radiation or not): I really do.not.want. to do radiation. I want to be done after chemo, but we're still not at a decision point for whether or not it will be recommended and how it may benefit me in the long run (percentages).

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      Bengal

      I went through 18 weeks of chemo before moving on to radiation. I HATED radiation. The inconvenience of a daily regimen mid-December to mid -January during some of the worst weather the Northeast has to offer didn't help but I have very sensitive skin and knew it was going to be bad. I also did not appreciate the radiology oncologist 's nonchalant, almost flippant, attitude about what I was suffering. Obviously he'd never been through it himself. Every person has their own unique experience. I HATED every minute of it but my team seemed to feel it was necessary and I did get through it, the burn did heal and I hope I never have to do it again. It is amazing what we can endure when we're convinced our life may depend on it

      about 1 month ago
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      2943

      You have been through a rough journey and still do not know where the finish line is. I totally understand wanting it finished..packed away..put on the top shelf. Radiation has been the easiest part of my journey. I did not burn, had delightful, caring techs, and an understanding radio oncologist. I followed their directions on lotions, ointments, etc and no harm. Yes, fatigue was there but I have had that every step of my crazy journey. I was nervous going in but it was not necessary. Every treatment ( and it goes quick!) I visualized that beam smashing cancer cells like playing a video game. Good luck and hugs!

      about 1 month ago
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      Bengal

      emprice, I think I need to apologize. I certainly didn't intend to scare you off with my radiation experience. I guess the point I was trying to make was it's different for everybody and you should be acquainted with both sides . Alot of the things they ask us to do are scary and often uncomfortable but we find out just how tough we really are. I hated everything about radiation but I got through it and I'm sure you can too.

      about 1 month ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy)

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    Celebration (2 embryos frozen): At the end of a very long week of updates about our eggs/fertilization process, we were able to freeze 2 embryos!

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    Oh No (Fertility results): We got 17 eggs, but only a few of them were fertilizing.