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Nov 15, 2020 10:14AM
I am a 3x breast cancer survivor. My first lumpectomy surgery was November 17, 1998. My 2nd lumpectomy was November 2006 and my 3rd surgery resulted in a double mastectomy in December 2016. I think I can safely say I was triggered during breast cancer awareness month. I deel like I have PTSD. With Covid in our midst and not having a job, I got triggered. I lost my job in May 2019. I got fired after my return from my last reconstruction surgery (I had 4 after the DMx). That's been a nightmare losing my job. I got another job 5 months later then lost it due to Covid.
I can't seem to find the right bra. I feel like I have annoying pains and pinching everyday. I have been dealing with this for many years then all of a sudden it all just got to me and I figured I would reach out here.
I guess I just didn't want to feel so alone. I'm going this week for a gyn appointment which was put off due to Covid. I've been to my oncologist and my primary for check ups and all's well!
I moved upstairs in my own home. New surroundings, new bed. Just feeling a bit sad about getting fired after my last surgery, worrying about money, and hoping to get another job soon. I'm on unemployment and it's running out. I know I'm not alone on this topic.
Thanks for listening.
Patti aka Peppermint Patti
"No matter what's going on, I found, we all still need to buy toilet paper!"
11/1998, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, ER-/PR-, HER2-
11/2006, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, ER-/PR-, HER2-
11/2016, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, ER-/PR-, HER2-