Ivystream's Journey with Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

Survivor: Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 7 years ago, Female, Age: 60, Stage III

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    • Ivystream
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine...
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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    • Ivystream
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine...
    about 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a complete hysterectomy in Dec. '10. I could not be intubated, which lenghtened the surgery. Nine days later, I went to have my staples removed. Three days after that, my incision had opened during the night. My husband took me to the ER and I was admitted. This is where I was for 6 days and finally discharged on Christmas Eve of 2010. To complicate matters even more, I developed 4 different infections, each being treated w/different anti-biotic b/cause none were working.. I was sent to a specialist who put me on heavy doses of an anti-biotic and had to keep checking in w/him bi-weekly until the incision was almost closed. All of this delayed my radiation therapy, which in turn, pushed back the date for starting chemo. treatments. I was unable to drive for 6 weeks, instead of the usual 2 weeks.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Ivystream
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine...
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My chemo. treatments were delayed b/cause of numerous infections post-op. Treatments were also delayed b/cause of a drop in my platelet count. I was being given paxil and carboplatin which I had adverse reactions to. It was after my 2nd treatment, that I began to notice hair loss. I attended a Look Good, Feel Better Workshop @ the local hospital which was the best thing I did for myself. I really liked the wig and accessories I purchased and the workshop helped my re-gain my self-confidence in my appearance, enabling to attend church and just go out publicly, eventhough I was stared at @ times.

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    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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