Nanner's Journey with Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma

Survivor: Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer > Uterine Sarcoma > Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Female, Stage Recurrent

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    surprised

    Oh No

    at the age of 17 I was shocked to learn that I had cancer

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    7/4/86 malignant tumor removed, 8/14/86 hysterectomy, 9/2/86 started my senior year of high school.

    Procedure or Surgery

    my older brother had died of Hodgkins ten years prior at the age of 14. So my diagnosis was a complete shock to the rest of the family

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    Fertility

    Loss

    I went through a grieving process knowing that I would never be able to carry a biological child. It was a very difficult and scary time to go through.

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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    throughout the 20 plus years I have had 14 different type of surgeries from recurrent tumors. This included the lungs, liver, thyroid and pelvic area.

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    weight gain, bodyaches from scar tissue.

    Side Effects

    Before my diagnosis I weight about 90 pounds. Afterward I gained almost 50 pounds because my metabolism was completely thrown off. I still had my ovaries (luckily) so I didn't go through menopause. My body image was a hard thing to go through

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    Wedding 4/11/1992

    Celebration

    married my childhood sweet heart who accepted me for who I am and has been there throughout all of my surgeries and appointments.

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    Birth

    Celebration

    adopted my beautiful twin girls in April of 1997. The angels guided them into my life.

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