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    Decision Point (Eight years out from cancer surgery, I had left breast removed and double reconstruction. ): SO GLAD I HAD OTHER BREAST REMOVED AND RECONSTRUCTION....my self esteem has skyrocketed!!!

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    Celebration (Anniversary): Coming up on my 10 year annivesary and I have sooo much to celebrate that I have started early. LOL!!! LIFE IS GOOD!!! Thank you Jesus for 10 years of being cancer-free! I believe the VERY BEST OF MY LIFE IS THE REST OF MY LIFE.

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    Other Care (CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)): A Dr. friend of mine told me to go on a vegan diet with lots of veggie juices, consisting of mostly carrots and celery or spinach or apples. I have been doing that off and on for the last 9.5 years. 6 months ago, I started the lifestyle change again and have been committed to it. Mostly because I am retired and have more time to juice and eat healthy and exercise.

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    Side Effects (Lymphedema): Lymphedema was the long term side effect from breast cancer treatment. Depression, poor body image, chemo brain were the short term side effects.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): Had 21 rounds of radiation...it aggravated lymphedema or swelling of right arm after 13 lymph nodes were removed from right armpit and right breast surgically removed.