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    Yayyy! Congrats on getting through the surgery. I have to tell you I was also scared about chemo. Our biggest fear is the fear of not knowing. I went to Cancer Care Associates, also at Beaumont, everyone there was really fabulous! I was about 45 min into my first treatment, when my nurse Pam asked me how I felt, I said fine, really! She told me that the worst part was the anticipation, that if I was fine then, I would be fine throughout. She was right. Loosing my hair really proved to be my biggest mental block, but I got a great wig, no one knew that I did not tell that I had a wig. I had my hairdresser do my hair like the wig I bought and that is what everyone saw. Psychologically, I did need some help getting through that. My margins did not clear, had to go back in 3 wks later. It was really a breeze, in and out in 1/2 hour. Let me know how it is going. Did I tell you about my amazing naturopath at Beaumont, Dr. Jen Green. Started seeing her after chemo. She is the best!

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    Yayyy! Congrats on getting through the surgery. I have to tell you I was also scared about chemo. Our biggest fear is the fear of not knowing. I went to Cancer Care Associates, also at Beaumont, everyone there was really fabulous! I was about 45 min into my first treatment, when my nurse Pam asked me how I felt, I said fine, really! She told me that the worst part was the anticipation, that if I was fine then, I would be fine throughout. She was right. Loosing my hair really proved to be my biggest mental block, but I got a great wig, no one knew that I did not tell that I had a wig. I had my hairdresser do my hair like the wig I bought and that is what everyone saw. Psychologically, I did need some help getting through that. My margins did not clear, had to go back in 3 wks later. It was really a breeze, in and out in 1/2 hour. Let me know how it is going. Did I tell you about my amazing naturopath at Beaumont, Dr. Jen Green. Started seeing her after chemo. She is the best!

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    Hey Loafer, good luck with your lumpectomy. I heard your doc is great!! Please let me know how it goes. I would love to hear about your treatment too. Let me know if I can do ANYTHING to make it a bit better. Saying a prayer. ;)

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    Celebration (Finished treatment): I have had a celebration for finishing treatment, for my hair growing back, and the anniversary of my surgery. After I finished treatment, I bought concert tickets for me and my best friend and we celebrated!! Since then I like to remember why I need to be grateful everyday. I have not let my cancer get the better of me. I volunteer for The Pink Fund, we provide financial help for women in treatment for Breast Cancer who have lost their stream of income because of treatment. I thank God everyday, because I know how lucky I am. Do not let breast cancer defeat you, let it define the rest of your life by living harder, loving more and helping others.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): Besides the fact that you had to be at the hospital every day for 6 weeks, This was really the easiest part of the treatment. For some reason, I was most apprehensive about the radiation, so I went to see a therapist at the integrative medicine department at Beaumont and she made me a CD to listen to prior to my radiation treatments. I was just wonderful, just the best thing I could have done. It helped me stop my anxiety and just get through the treatment. Again I experienced very little in side effects, I started to get red the last week of my treatments and they gave me healing cream to deal with that. One month later, there was no evidence of any radiation.