Surgery - NiftyNana

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Vulvar Cancer. Posted on July 20, 2012 View this journey (10 Experiences)

The OHSU cancer doctors were specific, clear, and precise. They removed what cancerous tissue they could and then set me for radiation "just in case" there were any cells outside the perimeter of the surgery. As a Type II diabetic, the initial healing process was slow. The side effects during surgery and treatment were nil, but the following recovery was definitely an impact on my life. I was confined to a chair for many months. I had no medical coverage. I lived alone but independently, so I needed all the gadgets an older person can imagine just to get from my lift recliner to the bathroom and back. I did however have a wonderful support group in family and friends that provided all the items and made sure I ate well. But it was a lonely time.

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

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