Txsimmons' Journey with Cervical Cancer

Survivor: Cervical Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 12 years ago, Female, Age: 59, Stage IIB

  1. 1
    almost 5 years ago
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    Radical hysterectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    The hysterectomy was great cause I'd had so many problems before

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  2. 2
    almost 5 years ago
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    All of the above

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I hated chemo. But the nausea drugs worked pretty good. The one that was hardest to take was the shot in the stomach to build white blood cells. I had terrible nerve pain in my back that never totally went away

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    almost 5 years ago
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    I had both internal and external radiation with my chemo

    Radiation

    The internal radiation was humiliating. Also I did not take the time to use the dilator as I was suppose to, so my pelvic bones have fused together. I didn't have tins in the morning and I was just too tired at night

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    almost 5 years ago
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    Kidney damage

    Side Effects

    My mind and body will never be the same. My brothers, who are doctors, so I made the correct decision to do the radiation and chemo. I wonder, however, I I would have been ok if I had just stopped with the hysterectomy.

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  5. 5
    almost 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

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

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  6. 6
    almost 5 years ago
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    I decided to tell those in my life I love them

    Decision Point

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

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  7. 7
    almost 5 years ago
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    Family and friends

    Other Care

    I was blessed to have a great network of family, friend, church and work who really looked after me. I had a hard time going back to work, but after a couple a years, I was almost back to normal.

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