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Oh No Associated with Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer. Posted on July 27, 2012 View this journey (5 Experiences)

It has been just over a week since I was diagnosed. I an overwhelmed at time, because of my lack of knowledge. I am waiting to see a gyn/oncologist, my appt is Thursday 8/2 at 3:00pm and it can not get here quick enough. When my gyn of 30 years told me that I have cancer, it seemed like the world stopped spinning and I couldn't hear a world he was saying. I don't know what stage it is, I do know that it is early. I do have to have my uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and the surrounding lynodes removed. Next thursday can not get here fast enough. I will be fine one minute and falling apart the next. I am more worried about my family and what they are thinking and how it is effecting them. Once I meet the specialist and speak to him I believe I will be better, because I will have more information and hopefully know when my surgery will be.

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    Cheryl2

    Just hang in there. I felt the same before my appointment. Better now, but I still do not have surgery date. I used nervous energy to cook up a bunch of freezer meals for DH to zap in the microwave. DS, age 11, is giving me lots of hugs. Do you have family at home for support?

    over 5 years ago
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    Dexter65

    I do have great support from my family. I am married and my husbnd is very supportive. I also have 2 girls 19 and 23. The 23 year old lives with me and my 19 year old is going to be starting her 2nd year a UMASS Dartmouth. My mom also live 2 miles away. I know I will be much better once I speak to Dr, Steller on Thursday. I will post an update after my appt.

    over 5 years ago
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    Cheryl2

    That's super to have so many relatives close by. DH has been great. He keeps telling me we can get through this. We have DD-29yo and her daughter close by and our 11yo son with us. We homeschool, so have been trying to get lots done since I am the main teacher.

    over 5 years ago
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    Dexter65

    Hi Cheryl2, My surgeon did not mention about walking, however I did mention to him that I have had 2 c-sections and gastric bypass surgery and with all surgeries I was up and walking as soon as I could get a nurse to get me out of bed. I totally believe that getting up and moving the earlier the better. Once you are up keep moving.

    over 5 years ago

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