Michi_V's Journey with Bone Cancer

Survivor: Bone Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Female, Age: 38

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    • Michi_V
    • Experience with Bone Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was fairly young when this happened. I was a runner and played double dutch. I loved to race my friends to our babysitters house. One day I couldn't run there, so I walked while every one else raced to get to the babysitter. Later that week, I had a hard time kneeling on the chair to wash dishes. I think my Mom thought I was being lazy, but it really hurt to kneel. This was not how I normally behaved, my parents were concerned and took me to the doctor. I had a big black bruise on my knee. That's how it started. After seeing the doctor I had a CAT scan, MRI and a biopsy. It was confirmed. I had osteosarcoma and my leg needed to be amputated. I was only 8 years old.

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    • Michi_V
    • Experience with Bone Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    My leg was amputated at Stanford Children's Hospital in Palo Alto. This was several years before they combined main hospital and the smaller children's hospital. Our hospital at that time was a completely separate facility. I didn't know at the time, but this place would become a regular part of my life for the next year.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Michi_V
    • Experience with Bone Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Michi_V
    • Experience with Bone Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

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

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