HLRCCMommy98's Journey:

Survivor: Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer > Leiomyosarcoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 11 years ago, Female, Age: 38, Stage 0

  1. 1
    almost 6 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Excised clearer margins of original biopsy site in which malignant cells were found in the skin on my mid back. I was 8 months pregnant when diagnosed.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  2. 2
    almost 6 years ago
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    My 3 yr old son diagnosed with Stage 4 kidney cancer 4 months after I had cancer

    Loss

    I had a new baby nursing on my lap & immediately had to start juggling Chemotherapy & Radiation treatments for my toddler son.

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  3. 3
    almost 6 years ago
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    Cancer is genetics - 50/50 chance of carrying gene

    Loss

    ALL OF MY CHILDREN TEST POSITIVE... Means for me, we have a million doctor's appointments & can no longer hold down a job during the day at all.

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  4. 4
    almost 6 years ago
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    Relationship

    Loss

    Husband of 12 yrs has affair while our toddler is doing chemo. He gets her pregnant & leaves us - a part of me feels he did because we are all labeled "DEFECTIVE" now. I know this is not true. But that's how I can somehow rationalize my insanity lately.

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  5. 5
    almost 6 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    My best friend dies of Lung Cancer 3 yrs ago (January 2011). She was the godmother of all 4 children. I miss her so much!

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  6. 6
    almost 6 years ago
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    STOP MY PITY PARTY

    Decision Point

    I had to pull the strength out of my XXX on this one & decide to go back to school to be a NURSE - specifically Pediatric Oncology. My life was in ruins, no other decision was more clear than putting the pieces back together of my shattered life. Afterall, you can't learn this stuff even in the best nursing school. :)

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  7. 7
    almost 6 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    5 yrs in remission (January 5, 2009). Now I can donate blood & up my life insurance policy!

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  8. 8
    almost 6 years ago
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    Preventative Screenings

    Other Care

    I am very proactive about keeping up with my preventive screenings at MD Anderson. I have to be. I drag all 4 children to all of their screenings as well with the Cancer Clinic at Texas Childrens. I am screened by Sarcoma, Gynecology, Genti-urinary, Dermatology, Internal Med, and Endo. clinics. LUCKY ME.

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  9. 9
    almost 6 years ago
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    Finding Strength in Other Cancer Patients

    Celebration

    I volunteer at the cancer clinic and do arts & crafts projects with the children doing chemo. They are so inspiring. No pity parties, the kind I sometimes throw when life becomes overwhelming. I want to do Pediatric Oncology as a nurse. They are so innocent & precious. They are so strong! I envy their strength.... My own son is my hero - a stage 4 kidney cancer survivor. I'm embarassed to say I had cancer after seeing what my child had to endure at age 3.

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