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A small part of the chemo journey - shaving the hair on your head and dealing with baldness. What cancer takes away - and family gives back. Unconditionally

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  • Jennifer Jones Profile

    I had my last chemo yesterday. YEAH. Now I'm onto surgery and radiation. Any pointers?

    Asked by anonymous

    Patient
    about 6 years 9 answers
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    • Evelyn Heilbrunn Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      Congratulations, Jennifer! A big hurdle behind you!

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Jennifer,
      YIPPEE! Another chunk down and on to the next. I had a mastectomy, and thought it was very easy. I had a drain in for about 10 days, it was then taken out. I know my completely pain free surgery was unusual but just to let you know it can happen. I wish every woman my same...

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      Jennifer,
      YIPPEE! Another chunk down and on to the next. I had a mastectomy, and thought it was very easy. I had a drain in for about 10 days, it was then taken out. I know my completely pain free surgery was unusual but just to let you know it can happen. I wish every woman my same experience. I did not have radiation so can't comment on that procedure. You just march right through your next steps in your treatment like the warrior you ARE! Hang in there, Jennifer, your sisters are all behind you with love and much support. Take care, Sharon

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    My first chemo is tomorrow and I'm scared... looking forward to know there are 5 to go. I'll be glad when the first one's over to tackle the side effects.

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 2A Patient
    about 6 years 15 answers
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    • cindy stephenson Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Just be comfortable. Bring someone with you and something to do. Just relax - u will get thru this .

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    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 1998

      Good luck stay positive. When I had my chemo I was more afraid of it than anything else. Turns out it wasn't that bad. I just made sure I took all the meds at the correct times that my doctors prescribed. I was afraid of the fear of chemo . Once the 1st treatment was over I realized ....I can...

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      Good luck stay positive. When I had my chemo I was more afraid of it than anything else. Turns out it wasn't that bad. I just made sure I took all the meds at the correct times that my doctors prescribed. I was afraid of the fear of chemo . Once the 1st treatment was over I realized ....I can do this, it is amazing what we let. Fear do to us. Be very good to yourself you deserve it. God Bless

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  • Julie W Profile

    Hello. I will be doing #4 of 4 of cytoxan on Monday and starting taxol #1 of 4 two weeks later. was on Effexor but suffered too many side effects from it, so it was stopped 2 days ago. Last night my side effects got worse with nausea and metal taste. I

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 6 years 4 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Julie,
      We are taking so many drugs, that have so many side effects, this is a bit of a balancing act. You need to bring these concerns to your oncologist as soon as you can. It is complicated and some of these side effects we just have to grit our teeth BUT... talk to your oncologist now,...

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      Julie,
      We are taking so many drugs, that have so many side effects, this is a bit of a balancing act. You need to bring these concerns to your oncologist as soon as you can. It is complicated and some of these side effects we just have to grit our teeth BUT... talk to your oncologist now, don't suffer until you are told you have to! We don't get extra points for suffering in silence. Hang in there darlin' take care, Sharon

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    • Life is Good! Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2003

      Sorry you are feeling so lousy. I used plastic utensils and it helped with the metal taste. You are almost halfway there! Hoping you will have minimal side effects with the taxol. Please keep us posted.

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  • P G Profile

    Just had my LAST CHEMO #16! My kids, husband and parents all joined the celebration. kids brought flowers and a cake that said CANCER SUCKS!!

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 3C Patient
    almost 6 years 14 answers
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    • P G Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 3C Patient

      Surgery on 3/12, 7 1/2 wks of radiation starting 4/5 than more surgery. If I CAN DO IT, believe me when I say YOU CAN TOO! Just look around you and figure out who you are fighting for!! Prayers to all the beginners and long time soldiers! Pazit

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    • Life is Good! Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2003

      You rock! What a great way to celebrate.... surrounded by your family! Thanks for encouraging and inspiring others! Wishing you the best during the last part of your journey! You have proven you can do it!

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