Gina's Journey with Bone Cancer

Survivor: Bone Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 9 years ago, Female, Age: 61, Stage II

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    • Gina
    • Experience with Bone Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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    • Gina
    • Experience with Bone Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    It is difficult to rate this as for me I would say that everything was minimal at the time, because I was fighting so hard to not be sick and to recover quickly. But, as I look back I see just how difficult the recovery was and what affects it did have on my children, parents and friends.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Gina
    • Experience with Bone Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Breakthrough

    Celebration

    I celebrated each day that I was able to have limb recovery instead of amputation. I celebrated getting out of the wheel chair, leaving the walker behind, then the crutches and finally loaning my cane to another cancer survivor to use.

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    • Gina
    • Experience with Bone Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    I lost the ability to walk into the classroom and sit on the floor with students and read to them. I missed being able to jump rope and chase balls with students at recess. There were so many reminders of the things that I could no longer do along with the fatigue, that I gave up my career as an educator. This was a huge loss mentally (at the time), but I have adjusted mentally and physically to an early retirement.

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