MaryEdythe's Journey:

Patient: Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer > Uterine Leiomyosarcoma

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 66, Stage II

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    • MaryEdythe
    • Experience with Uterine Leiomyosarcoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    I am on Medicaid. My insurer, Molina, does not do business with most GYN surgeons in Seattle. I am bleeding. My OBGYN has a call in about me to the GYN surgery practice to which she referred me. They are not answering her call because Molina does no business with them. I need care. My doctor needs advice.

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    • MaryEdythe
    • Experience with Uterine Leiomyosarcoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Megestrol

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I only started taking Megestrol yesterday.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • MaryEdythe
    • Experience with Uterine Leiomyosarcoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Back to my doctors of 18 years.

    Celebration

    I am on Medicaid. I am on Molina insurance. Molina does not work with Virginia Mason Medical Center. I had to change physicians, lost wonderful doctors. They found a loophole. VMMC requested my care be returned to them. Two victories: Virginia Mason physician is Oncologist and surgeon. Virginia Mason physician is diabetologist.

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    • MaryEdythe
    • Experience with Uterine Leiomyosarcoma
    about 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Two surgeries and I am about to start chemo. The surgery went beautifully but the after effects, mostly from both episodes of anesthesia, are disabling.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • MaryEdythe
    • Experience with Uterine Leiomyosarcoma
    about 4 years ago
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    Pain medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Strange side effects.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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