Maxine's Journey with Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

Patient: Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 68, Stage III

  1. 1
    • Maxine
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine) C...
    over 4 years ago
    Maxine's Avatar

    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    After two months of illness, and a night in the hiospital, they finally found what was wrong with me! I had an 18 cewntimeter turmor.

    0 Comments
  2. 2
    • Maxine
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine) C...
    over 4 years ago
    Maxine's Avatar

    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I stayed in the hospital for three weeks. I had to go to rehab for a month. I couldn't walk. I lojnged to go back to my job as a teacher!

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
    0 Comments
  3. 3
    • Maxine
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine) C...
    over 4 years ago
    Maxine's Avatar

    Rehab

    Other Care

    I spent one month recuperating with the elderly. But I fought to regaqin my styrength-- and I did get bertter-- only to find out that I had breast cancer, and needed more surgery.

    0 Comments
  4. 4
    • Maxine
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine) C...
    over 4 years ago
    Maxine's Avatar

    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Although on chemo I continued to work and lead my luife. I was determined to do this! Mind over matter?? Absolutely! I wouldn't giver in to my treatment or illness. I wanted to work-- and did so! I had a new Gerandchild during all of this. I wore my wig the first time that I saw him.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    0 Comments
  5. 5
    • Maxine
    • Experience with Endometrial (Uterine) C...
    over 4 years ago
    Maxine's Avatar

    External radiation

    Radiation

    I am currently undergoing radiation for both my pelvic area and the breast. By the time I leave work, go to the hospital for treatment, then return home it is 3 hours! I have not felt the full effects yet, but dio suffer from fatigue. I am working as a teacher, so it is very difficult, BUT THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO DO! I BELIEVE4 THAT i SHOULD LIVE MY LIFE TO THE FULLEST. I WILL NOT GIVE IN TO THIS CANCER!

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
    0 Comments