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    Celebration (No more cancer; no cancer in lymph nodes, no chemo and no radiation for me!): Complete hysterectomy 7/11, and 2-wk post-op Dr. visit was when I got the great news!

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    awp asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    Want to know a great way (proven) to stop thinking about your scary cancer and surgery pain?

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      awp

      I can tell I'm in great company! So glad to hear from you all. I really hope we can all keep our good sense of humor and get through the unexpected. Thanks!

      over 7 years ago
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      geekling

      Oddly, you were lucky.

      I got cancer from mold which developed in my home when we got royally screwed by a house insurer after storm damage. The insurer (Liberty Mutual, with which I am STILL in litigation because they won't pay up the meager amount they mediated and agreed to pay). LM stuck out its corporate middle finger and told me, in writing, three times, to simply seal and paint the interior leaks after I fought with them for months to make them pay for a new roof.

      The corporation saved itself $500 in drywall replacement and I wound up blogging here. That is only part of the story but what a country, yes? Feh.

      As in shock as you are, please remember to be grateful. Understand too, please, that although mold causes cancer it doesn't ever cause the particular cancer with which an individual presents. I didn't find out about the mold until after I treated, got another disease, lost my Mother to dementia and went pretty looney myownself. I can't blame all the stutter brain on the cancer protocol because my mold exposure symptoms were a dementia similar to that of my Mom. I was just younger and stronger and luckier that I got out before it killed me or made me to kill myself.

      You are very lucky you had a decent company and a decent family member. I don't want to air family dirty laundry but suffice to say a cousin took advantage of my worst distress to line her own pocket quite nicely.

      over 7 years ago
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      sherrya

      Guess you're right about it taking your mind in another direction. Don't know how you managed, I just had surgery too, and was glad to get home to my bed. When I lived in Illinois (about 32yrs ago) our neighborhood and house flooded with sewerage a few times a year. When we had a heavy rain the sewers couldn't handle the flow. The kids use to play out in the flooded streets and yards, we would just dry out our houses and clean up the mess. I tried calling and writing to authorities but no one seemed to care, things were a lot different back then. I still have nightmares about it!

      over 7 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (D&C): The procedure went well, just did not expect the cancer finding from pathology.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): Da Vinci robotic assisted surgery 7/11 went well and as expected. Recovery is progressing as expected. So far so good. How to get your mind off surgery and cancer? Get a call right after surgery that your house is flooded! I'm getting better every day. Walking is now more like a real human and not the inflated slow old tortoise I felt like at first.

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      awp

      That really does give you something else to think about for a while.

      over 7 years ago
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      MariaM

      I had a great DaVinci experience as well, June 4. Easy recovery.

      about 7 years ago
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    Hi Netra,
    Hope you are healing well and feeling better each day now that surgery over. So sorry to learn that there was an unexpected complication. Sending prayers for healing your way.

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      netra

      I am sorry to but this to shall pass... sigh...

      over 7 years ago
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      netra

      finally released today and an experience I will never never forgot.I will stay in the position and say a little prayer to God (again) and say thanks... I couldn not have done t\his without him. thanks for your support as well.. I am still pretty out of it...

      over 7 years ago
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    Oh No (Initial diagnosis): The big On, No! was that my regular doctor immediately sent me to GYN who found growth in endometrium, and that was pretty scary to me. (Cancer was determined from D&C pathology test.). Sure was a shock.