today, Eddy, 49 years old, gives us his testimony on a breast K fought in 2014 (yes yes men can also be affected); without taboo we discover a sincere man, who does not mince his words when talking about this reality.
The men have the floor at Mister K, thank you for your trust, your testimonies are so precious, a big congratulations to Eddy, a very nice discovery once again, which shows us how solidarity will have been an essential pillar in his fight which can isolate thanks to the link he made on My breast cancer network
, which helped him a lot.
Together Stronger like I always say
Let's get started:
Who are you ?
First name: Eddy
Age: 49 years old
Profession: Parking lot operations agent
Where do you live: Tourcoing 59
Why do you agree to share your story today?
Because we don't talk enough about K of the breast in men and therefore prevention takes a hit in men
What are your qualities (in a few words)?
frank direct helpful very sociable (not to be confused with flirtatious, that's not me)
What are your passions (in a few words)?
Cycling, computers, console or online games
What K (what cancer - grade if you wish / stage ditto):
K breast grade 3
When was it discovered? How old were you ?
in July 2014 I was 46 years old
Under what circumstances was it discovered?
I had what looked like eczema or psoriasis on the areola of the left breast after a long time where no treatment did anything my doctor sent me to a dermatologist for a surface biopsy and there the ax fell disease Paget's nipple
Can you summarize your (K fighter) story for us ?
It's difficult not in terms of treatment but in terms of morale, I faced this K alone, I am single without children so what had to happen happened I fell in love with a doctor followed by a great depression, fortunately I was followed by a psychologist
What treatment did you have?
3 Fec100 plus 3 Taxoter and one year of herceptin 1/3 weeks
25 10-minute sessions of good humor
Mastectomy for 4 days hospitalization
What tips directly related to K do you want to share?
(your feeling with the doctor, your good treatment organization plans, anything that seems useful to you ;))?
1/ chemo: (ex: your tips, the helmet, your affinities with nurses):
above all apply their advice to the letter they know what they are talking about
How did you live the day before, the same day, the days after chemo?
and what were your tips?
I used a thyme infusion with cinnamon and other plants to boost my immune defenses
2/ hospital: (e.g. contact with nurses / doc / caregivers):
Nothing to complain about, they were all great, almost, apart from the treatments I missed it after not going there anymore
3/ “parallel” medicine :
What did you do to clear your mind/clear your head (before chemo, surgery & co)?
A colleague and very good friend regularly came to pick me up to go for a walk.
What practical “well-being/beauty” tips can you advise us?
1/ beauty: your essential products (e.g.: creams, varnishes, scars, oils, etc.)
Bi oil for scars La Roche Posay varnish for nails
2/ daily (e.g. sport, food & co, meditation, reading, etc.)
4/ hair problem (eg: did you wear a wig, scarves, hats)
A hat is cold without hair
Were you concerned about the views of others, were you afraid that their views would change? What did you do to counter it?
unimportant to me
What are the “nugget”/footed phrases (that you remember) that someone said to you during K and that you could have avoided?
It doesn't matter, he's a man
How did your loved ones support you?
And what advice could you give to loved ones who accompany a K fighter?
Being there for the person is already a lot
Do you find out about K on the internet?
Only on a dedicated forum
If so, does it make you feel good?
Yes because there is a great solidarity between the patient and me who was therefore adopted
If so, what would be the useful (internet) links that helped you during K?
My Breast Cancer network.
What has the K changed in your life...?
surround yourself with the right people who you can count on and who can count on you
Free field ;)
tell us what you want (which might not be in my questions):
I think I've said everything, thank you for paying attention to my testimony, it's important to be able to communicate on this
Thank you Eddy, for this very precious testimony delivered without taboo.
You can leave comments below.
If like her, you want to tell your story, your projects and share your tips, go here , send me your questionnaire to: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Many of you send me your testimonies, thank you for your precious trust, for this same reason, the broadcasts of your interviews will sometimes be broadcast in several months, but know that I keep and transmit absolutely ALL the testimonies that are sent to me , Thank you for understanding.
Please know that I do not retouch any Interview, they are completely free, it is your freedom, your story, they are delivered as they were sent to me ;)
NEVER GIVE UP!!