charloub's Journey with Adenosquamous (Mixed) Carcinoma, Cerv...

Patient: Cervical Cancer > Adenosquamous (Mixed) Carcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 6 years ago, Female, Age: 72, Stage I

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    • Experience with Adenosquamous (Mixed)...
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Initially had some spotting - very little in fact but it had been a long time since I had been to a doctor.

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    Conization

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had to have this day surgery to better diagnose the type and extent of my cancer.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    Robotic assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    My quick and easy surgery did not happen that way. Developed some lung issues and ended in ICSU for 4 days. Rather humbling as I thought I would breeze through this.

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Now in week 4 of 5 treatments. The first treatment was the hardest, I think because I was so stressed. The following weeks have been much easier except for the increasing nausea and tiredness. However, even that is not debilitating.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    Radiation

    Most annoying is filling my bladder before treatment. Have to have 25 treatments and only 10 more to go. Staff is great but I can hardly wait until this is over. However, then I need to do 3 internal radiation treatments that I am not looking forward to.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    Not sure if this is the treatments but I do feel tired but what is worse, I have no interest in anything. The days just seem to get longer and longer and I wonder why I am in treatment if this is what my life is going to be like.

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