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    Find someone who has shared a similar experience and talk to them if you have just started your journey, someone who has been there can tell you what someone told me be patient things will be better, there is light at the end of the tunnel (she didn't mean death, she meant a second chance at living a wonderful life)

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    Celebration (Hair is back): The happiest day of my ordeal was when my hair grew back. I was afraid to look in the mirror. I wore makeup to try to cover the loss of eyelashes and eyebrows. I bought a wig but only wore it a few times. I would wear a bandana that matched what I wore to work. I work in a local high school as a secretary. When I finally took off the bandana the students asked why I cut my hair so short. They never knew I was bald they told another secretary that they thought I wore the bandana because I was cool.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): There was no pain. The only problem I had was a rash under my breast which they could have easily treated with a sulphur cream, but I am allergic to sulphur. To me it was a pain in the XXX because I went 5 days a week before work and I felt that I wasn't in charge of my life someone else was telling me what I had to do this every morning.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Was an easy procedure I just sat there for an hour, went home and slept for three days. My doctor advised me to try to continue to work and I did. First treatment was violenty sick, chemo was adjusted and then just slept, felt like I had the flu. I also took tamoxifen and femara for a total of 8 years. 3 years of tamoxifen then femara came onto the market and took that for 5 years.