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5.6 cm. stage? Surgery in days. Scared

Diane Sakowski Profile
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Learning About Breast Cancer over 6 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Diane, I felt exactly the same as all the other wonderful women here. I was terrified and I think we all are but for a variety of reasons. I think most prevelent is fear of the unknown. Once you have your treatment plan laid out, you know where you are going. There are tons of stories of women having surgery, going through their treatments and coming out as a victorious survivor! You WILL make it through this journey and be a survivor just like we are. I can assure you, there are good endings to breast cancer. I am a 5 year survivor and just had another GOOD check-up this past Wednesday. I wish we could all get together and give you a little sack of our collective courage. For me, just as Rita said, the surgery.... in my case a mastectomy.... was NOT that bad! The chemo. again, was not that bad. As my oncologist told me...."This is NOT your mother or grandmother's chemotherapy." You stop people from telling you negative stories.... don't listen to them. Please remember, we are all here to help support everyone going through this journey. Positive thoughts only.... put on your pink warrior outfit.... and march with determination. Do not be afraid to ask questions of your team, they are there to help you. You WILL triumph as so many women have before you. God's blessings, Sharon
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Rita Siomos Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hi Diane mine was 8 cm stage 4 and I had a mastectomy on my left breast 5 weeks ago and am going to start chemo on Tuesday. I was scared to at first because I have 2 small kids and wasn't really sure about what was going to happen to me or them. My children give me the strength that I need I hope that u are able to find the strength u need also. The surgery really isn't that bad,to tell u the truth I am more worried about my treatment then I ever was about the surgery. Wishing u the best of luck and may god walk with u in this time of need xoxo
    over 6 years Flag
    • Diane Sakowski Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you so much and I will pray for you good luck

      over 6 years Flag
    • kathy swan Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Don't be afraid, the process is pretty much painless, I was only out on medical leave for 2 weeks then was able to return to my job, there was very little discomfort afterwards.

      about 6 years Flag
  • Diane Sakowski Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Well how are you feeling today I hope God blessed you with the wonderful relief that everything is going to be fine
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    My tumor was 7.3 cm I am stage 3. Last year I had surgery, chemo, and radiation. Today the cancer is gone. I jave to be villigent about my check up but today No ca
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • sylvia clark Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Stage 2B cancer. Had a double mastectomy a month ago today. I was scared to dead until I woke up n felt healthier than 5 hours before. Stay positive n try to See your glass half full. If is not as horrible as we expected it.
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Nikol Vega Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I was terrified, mine was 3.2cm bilateral mastectomy in Sept 2011, chemo started one month later. As of February I've been on tamoxifen. You will be ok, keep fighting.
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • caroline kava Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I had surgery on August 1 2011 and I too was scared but u will get through it
    over 6 years Comment Flag

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