Irene

Posting since November 22, 2017

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Article Talk: The Wonderful and Weird World of Cancer
April 04, 2018
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I clicked through to your article because I also survived inflammatory breast cancer. I totally agree with what you've written--except that fly fishing sounds awful. I am delighted to be alive but less delighted that I fatigue easily and cannot walks as fast as before cancer without becoming short of breath. I am annoyed when people still ask me in a special meaningful tone "How are you?"

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Article Talk: Learning to Accept My Physical Limitations
February 15, 2018
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Oh my! Your story is my story, beautifully written.

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Article Talk: Probably Exhausted and Potentially Grumpy
November 22, 2017
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YES YES YES and yes I know I am shouting my agreement to the article. I am out of active treatment since the end of 2014 (three years now.) I had chemo, targeted therapy, radiation, surgery. Now I take an aromatase inhibitor each day. I am easily fatigued. My feet often hurt from neuropathy. People think I am cured, hip hip hooray. Yes, I agree, I survived when I thought I wouldn't. But they don't get that it isn't always fun to be me. It beats the alternative of being dead. But I they don't realize how miserable cancer fatigue feels.

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Article Talk: Probably Exhausted and Potentially Grumpy
November 22, 2017
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