lady_dalek43 karma2018-03-21 14:42:58 UTC
This is so reassuring for me to see right now! I'm 30 years old and was just diagnosed with breast cancer last month. Still waiting on staging tests to see how far along it is, but I am also HER2-positive. I'm starting chemo soon, probably in two weeks or so. I have a million questions, but here are the three big ones on my mind right now:
Were you able to work at all during chemotherapy?
What kind of side effects did you experience from the chemo?
What type of surgery did you have? A lumpectomy, or did you have to have a mastectomy?
I'm American, so I can't afford to lose my insurance. I do get some unpaid medical leave that allows me to keep my work insurance, but it only covers 12 weeks which won't even get me through the 18 weeks of chemo. I'm going to have to work intermittently and I'm worried I won't be able to with the side effects.
Thank you so much for posting this. I have no family history of breast cancer so the whole thing has been a shock, and finding others who have survived or are currently in treatment has been helpful.
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lady_dalek29 karma2020-03-22 16:24:00 UTC
Backstage wardrobe crew here! Just wanted to say that everyone who works Front of House is an absolute saint in my eyes. Thank you for taking care of and putting up with patrons, and for doing what is probably one of the least-appreciated jobs in keeping a theater running. Everything would be chaos without you!
My question: what's the weirdest complaint you've gotten from a patron?
lady_dalek2 karma2018-09-25 16:51:09 UTC
I live in Illinois, but still have an out-of-state ID (Delaware) because my license doesn't expire until 2020 and I have been too lazy to go to the DMV. I want to register in Illinois, but keep getting conflicting information about whether or not I need an Illinois ID. Can I register here with an out-of-state license?
lady_dalek2 karma2018-03-21 14:48:39 UTC
Not OP, but I'm 30 and just had my first mammogram last month after finding an unusual mass. It was very uncomfortable, but not unbearable or anything. My technicians were great and kept everything as brief as possible, and tried to make light conversation to keep me a little distracted. Overall, certainly not pleasant, but not awful.
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