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- I was Diagnosed with:
- Invasive Mammary Carcinoma DCIS
- Date of Diagnosis:
- September 17, 2008
- Employment Status:
- Employed full time
- Type and Description of Treatments:
- 4 rounds of Adriamycin & Cytoxan 6 weeks of radiation- current, will then take Arimidex for 5 years.
- How do you feel today?
Normal for me.
- Since the diagnosis, what has changed in your life?
I have really given this a lot of thought; the person I am has not changed. I was diagnosed, had my "moment" of pure terror and said "ok, what do we do now?"
- What is going well for you right now?
Life is good
- What is not going well for you right now?
My impatience; I want my life back, meaning no treatment no doctors for a little while
- What has been the most challenging thing about having cancer?
The fact that I had it. I just lost my 39 year old sister-in-law in June of 2008, then I was diagnosed almost to the day of her death.
- When difficulties overwhelm you, where do you go for support?
My husband and my children.
- How have your long-term goals or life goals changed since diagnosis?
They have not changed
- What is your work arrangement right now? What are your hours?
Monday thru Friday 7:15 to 4pm. I work in the Ireland Cancer center Phase 1 Clinical trials.
- Since the diagnosis, what has changed in your work life?
Nothing has changed, I still carry the same workload and I am grateful that I am able to do it.
- What has helped you continue to work the most?
My own personal attitude of not giving up
- What advice do you have for others trying to work through treatment?
Ask for help
- How have you dealt with any side effects of treatment?
Not too bad, just some fatigue and skin peeling
- If "today's you" could give advice to "day-of-diagnosis you," what would you say?
Read, read, read...then always ask questions..