lkcrowe's Journey with Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

Survivor: Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 39, Stage III

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    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    the surgery was a partial hystorectmy...doctor left my ovaries because i was only 32 and he said i had fibroid tomurs ...so not the out come was overwhelming was nithing like i had expected ....

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    on january 5, 2011 was my life altering day ...i didnt know what to say do my emotions were even frozen ...the doctir said it was ok to cryand thats all i remeber him saying besides sitting me out in the waiting room filled with exoecting mothers and me now not knowing if i was even going to live ....the doctor coukdnt tell me what kind what stage nothing but that i had cancer

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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    so i went to an oncolist/hepgenolgist he done my next surgery to remove my ovaires lympnoids and my gallbladder .......he told me i had endometrai carsonoma abd that i was a stage three ......

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    sent to oncolgist

    Oh No

    after my next eight weeks of waiting im sent to carti and oncology .....other line of wirds i didnt want to hear

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    over 4 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    by this time its april the 9th i dont like the port mine stays sore ....but i do like that i only have to be stuck one tine rather than several the nurses always had problems finding my veins ......so has its good points abd with my chemo being 9 hours a day really helped

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    i had my first chemo on april14th,2011.....scared to death couldnot to go in there my mom abd my husband had to take me by the arms into the elevator ......i had two different chemos red devil as amny has called it and cysplanten.....i alwats called cysplat because it made me go splat.......i was then to have chemo evey 3 weejs for 6 months which my second treatment landed on my 33 birthday abd now i have no hair ....losing my hair was a huge issue to me as it is to most women ....

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

    after my chemo treatments it made me so ill i was hospitalized on several occasions and i started going back into chemo everyday to injet more fluids and more meds for four days after to try abd keep me out of the the hospital ...which sone of the time it worked ....then about three or fours days till my next treatment i would feel better so i would go to wirk when ever i could .....doctor wanted me nit to work but i worked any ways on the days that i could walk and get around pretty good the day if my treatmebts i would be knocked out for three days afterwards unless my husvand would waje me to take me to dictor

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    • lkcrowe
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    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    well after chemo came 37 rounds of external radiation .....going everyday which it didnt take that long to get radiation done about 15minutes or so .....but at the time they were remodeling carti where i lived so i had to drive and hour and 15 minutes everyday one way most days thete was a can that took us down but then on those days i had to wait on evetyone else to take their treatments to. and i worked night shift at my job which is an hour away ....so i would have to drive home an hour and ride back the hour andfifteen have treatmrnt and back ...it was close to 2 when i would get home eveyday soit made for long days and radiation took all my entergy away felt like i had a drain plug and it pulled it out and lost it

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    from the external radiation i was sent to to have internal radiation ....which was very uncomfrobtable to say the least i had seven treatments one everyweek

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    Remission

    Celebration

    had test run and yes im in remission

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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    the second worst thing a person coukd hear ....my cancer is back ...in two spots now

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    • lkcrowe
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    over 4 years ago
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    what to do

    Decision Point

    what to do i need to get completely better but if i take more time off i will lose my job ...and i cant afford all my doctor bills now so how will i feed my kids and survive daily life if i do that ......its jyst me and my kids my parents arent envloved in my life anymore they just made my cancer seem petty to them......which irratates me so

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    • lkcrowe
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    Other

    Celebration

    well i have met some if the greatest people through my journey it has been amazing .........i say now even with me facing cancer again .......that cancer has been the worst and the best thing that has ever happened to me ......abd that sounds bad for it to be the best thing but i would have never met some of the greatestpeople otherwise and i git a new out look on life .......

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