yvonnemmason's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Stomach Cancer

Patient: Stomach Cancer > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 43, Stage IIIB

  1. 1
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    For the last two years, I have not had any medical insurance enabling me to afford to pay for my gastrointestinal for stomach issues for 5 years or so prior. In January 2012, I got back insurance & even though I knew my symptoms and stomach issues had worsened, I waited until May 2012 to see family doctor (knowing a referral would be needed) & for a free "Wellness Check". My blood tests alerted doctor and many test were given...each of them failed. I NEVER imagined that the word "CANCER" would be the result.

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  2. 2
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I NEVER expected to feel the pain and nausea so bad in my life. It is extremely difficult to want to continue because it has made a negative impact on my life.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    almost 5 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

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

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  4. 4
    almost 5 years ago
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    Eating problems (anorexia)

    Side Effects

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

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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Should I continue with chemo or just let well enough be???

    Decision Point

    There is no way I can see myself continuing additional chemo treatments, twice a week because if that is the only solution to "prolong" my life...I'm beginning to feel, "Why prolong or add any additional pain, sickness, etc.?"

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