empossinger's Journey with Vulvar Cancer

Survivor: Vulvar Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Female, Age: 34

  1. 1
    almost 4 years ago
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    First diagnosed

    Decision Point

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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  2. 2
    almost 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    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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  3. 3
    almost 4 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    It was pretty unbearable, I was lucky to have a wonderful husband to care for me

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  4. 4
    almost 4 years ago
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    Pain medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had to take pain medication for quite some time

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  5. 5
    almost 4 years ago
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    Money

    Oh No

    Out of work, bankruptcy, lost my house

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  6. 6
    almost 4 years ago
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    Birth

    Celebration

    My son Hayden was born in November 2012

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  7. 7
    almost 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Cancer has spread and I need another surgery and radiation treatment, this is postponed for a significant time because of my pregnancy

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  8. 8
    almost 4 years ago
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    My mind/Sense of Humor

    Loss

    My next surgical procedure is scheduled for a few months after the birth of my son. I have to postpone once again because of a most stressful custody struggle I have faced with my son's father. I am still fighting that battle but I now have an amazing, competent and understanding attorney fighting for me. It is time for surgery once again.

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  9. 9
    almost 4 years ago
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    Where am I going to make a new home for my son and I to live?

    Decision Point

    As of May 2013 I am in my own apartment, my son and I are so happy to have a place of our own. Hayden is 5 months old and we are happy in our own little home.

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  10. 10
    almost 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I went in for my surgery and radiation treatment in Feb but only the surgery part was done and no radiation. I will have to go back for that after I heal from this.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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