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    loradee shared an experience

    Decision Point: I have recently had a bad experience with a new relationship that I found very upsetting. I am anxious to talk with others about this. I am also anxious to find a local ground of breast cancer, or any cancer survivors as far as that goes to get their viewpoint on my recent experience.

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      loradee

      To find a local group (not ground) of breast cancer survivors in Chattanooga, TN area (37343 zip code)

      over 4 years ago
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      DaveWaz

      I have a couple of suggestions. First, you can click on the Resources tab in the blue bar above. As long as you registered your WhatNext account with that zip code, these resources should be for that area and they often will include support groups. Additionally, you can contact the American Cancer Society at the number located to the right and at the bottom of this page. They will be able to help. Keep us posted and don't be shy if you need us to do more searching for you.

      over 4 years ago
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    Loss (Other): Will share this information later.

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    Celebration (Finished treatment): After my surgery, chemo treatments, radiation treatments and having the chemo shunt removed I got in my car and, Ann, my daughter, drove me down to Chattanooga, TN. I had planned to move down here after I retired but breast cancer just delayed my move for a year later. When the shunt was taken out it was under a local so there was no anesthetic involved putting me to sleep. However, I did sleep most of the way here. The trip takes 10hrs. driving and every time we go back to MI Ann does the driving.

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    Side Effects (Fatigue (tiredness)): Extreme tiredness throughout chemo and radiation. Really didn't have much of a desire to eat; I am a full figure woman so that didn't really bother me. I was delited when I took off 30lbs throughout the procedure. I just wish I could be so lucky as to keep it off but it seems to be creeping back. It's something I'm going to have to work on with the help of WW.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): Radiation treatments at Beaumont Cancer Center were painless. I found it informative to wait with other cancer patients before the treatments. Even met up with a couple of friends that were there when I took my first chemo treatment; however they were extremely helpful throughout. It is so good to have someone to talk to who is going through the same thing I was; I really miss them and hope I will be able to find others again. As for the minimal impact to daily life, I must say that I was extremely tired before and after radiation and chemo. I would pick up a bite to eat after each treatment and then it was home to lay down where I usually slept for quite some time.