Leo4life's Journey:

Survivor: Cervical Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 7 years ago, Female, Age: 45

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    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Money

    Oh No

    Had to work during treatment because had no time to take off

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    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Pelvic lymph node removal

    Procedure or Surgery

    Dr. thought cancer may have spread so only did lymph node removal and not the "hyster" I expected.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chemo took a toll on me mentally. I had to work, had no support, no help with bills, spouse started cheating, no help getting to and from appts, etc.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    about 4 years ago
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    Robotic assisted laparoscopic radical hysterectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    It went better than the first time, I knew what to expect and prepared better. But still had to do steps to get to the bathroom which was hard.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    about 4 years ago
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    Weight gain

    Side Effects

    I was wish I would have lost weight, I gained instead.

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    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    Still worried cancer will return and hated having side effects that would not go away.

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    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    More surgrey or not

    Decision Point

    I had pain in my belly and some discharge and had more tests done

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    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    Treatment was going well and was doing what they (Dr.'s) expected

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    about 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    I finally got to take a break from needles and Dr.s' and nurses and checkups. So thankful I got to have a break and can nurse my body back to health in private.

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    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Taste change/loss

    Side Effects

    Felt like a was always sucking on a penny.

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    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    I had pain everywhere. From the chemo (getting stuck 4-5 times before they can find a vein) to radiation (inside & out). I started to hate being touched.

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    about 4 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

    Dry heaves are the worst

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    about 4 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    Always felt like my arms and legs were falling asleep. pins and needles. Hard to sleep

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    about 4 years ago
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    Radiation and chemotherapy together

    Radiation

    My bladder hurt so bad and i had alot of accidents. No control. hard to walk and skin very dry.

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Experience with Cervical Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Hot flashes

    Side Effects

    Hello menopase! She didn't knock, she just hit me on the head.

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    about 4 years ago
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    Constipation

    Side Effects

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

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    about 4 years ago
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    Bladder problems

    Side Effects

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

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    about 4 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    This is the most alone I ever felt in my life. I was alone with " a room full of people". hard to explain.

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    about 4 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

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

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    about 4 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    It felt so good to hear those words.

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