Loss - mannied

Loss Associated with Astrocytoma. Posted on September 9, 2012 View this journey (6 Experiences)

I had a hysterectomy Aug. 2011, which I had a hard time with emotionally. My cervix had gone from normal looking to abnormal in 6 months. The biopsy said it wasn't cancerous yet but it was the kind of cells that become cancerous very quickly.

I lost friends bc I wasn't fun. I quit going out with friends months before my diagnosis. I was too tired and I had a constant headache/nausea. I also made really good friends with cancer, the same type as me even, and they've died. That's always hard.

I had to quit my job. I haven't returned but I stay home with my son. That's enough of a job. I have a lot of trouble completing anything if there are multiple steps involved- like receiving directions orally. I can't remember beyond the 2nd step, things/directions get jumbled and I don't "get it".

I am very self conscious now because I have such large stretch marks and extra skin folds/pouches. It makes me really nervous about going out with ppl or even wearing tank tops. The stretch marks are still the entire length of my upper arms and about 1.5 inches wide. My stomach has them too. Of course it's cosmetic and I'm happy to be alive but it definitely has changed me forever.

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