JoannaV's Journey with Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

Patient: Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 58, Stage I

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    • JoannaV
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine) ...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I just found out this afternoon that I have cancer. My obgyn called me and said the biopsy came back as grade 1/well differentiated and that this cancer is highly curable. I am scheduled for surgery (robotic) on August 8th.

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    • JoannaV
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine) ...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Just wanted to post a few notes about my surgery and send good wishes to those also in this process. I have never had surgery before so I don't have anything to compare it to. My only times in the hospital previously were having kids. Per my doctor the surgery went well and I am waiting for the pathology report (anxiously!). There has not been a lot of pain and I am just taking tylenol. What has surprised me is how tired I am. I was only in the hospital for one night and they got me up every couple of hours to walk around. They said that I would have pain from the gas used and that walking would help it dissipate. The worst pain was the gas -- they told me it would be in my chest and shoulders and not to be worried unless I had shortness of breath. It has finally pretty much gone away today (4 days later) and now I just feel tired and a little sore around my middle. I've been able to be up and around the house and yard but need to rest after a bit. Overall I would say there has been a lot of discomfort but not pain and that I am feeling ok for having had major surgery.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • JoannaV
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine) ...
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Pathology report came back as stage 1A, grade 1. No further treatment needed, just monitoring. Went back to work 2 weeks after surgery. Still have some numbness in my right knee (3 weeks after surgery - per my surgeon a nerve was nicked during the lymph node removal) but otherwise feeling good. Time from diagnosis to surgery to return to work was about 5 (stressful) weeks.

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