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    Loss (Lost loved one): I belong to a breast cancer support group and we just lost two members in the last two months. It is always hard since we become very close in this group

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    Celebration (Anniversary): It's been two years since my first operation and it feels that it's been longer but it's something to celebrate since I feel good and healthy

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    Side Effects (Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)): This side effect was right after I finished treatment. Both my arms and leg would get completely numb and it was painful, like when you try to move your leg when is asleep. This happened for about 2 months maybe more. I could not sleep since it got worst every time I lie down. I had to sleep in a sitting position and even then I had to get up every couple of hours and shake my limbs until the pain went away. Vitamin B helped eventually

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    Radiation (External radiation ): It was painless at first, the more times you get radiation, your skin starts to burn and towards the end my skin was so burned it cracked and bled, I had to use Domoboro which was very helpful and leave the area open. The impact on your daily life is that you have to take at least one hour of your day every day for 6 weeks which is not an easy thing to do