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    Milestones (One year June 6, 2013): It has been one year since my surgery.I am cancer free and 8months since my last treatment.

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    Hi! How is your treatment going? How are you feeling about the whole thing; its life changing when the doctor tells you the bad news. But a positive attitude helps as does screaming shouting, swearing and throwing things. I also have a journal which I keep with me. I have pages and pages of expletives.Whole pages on how this sucks! I had chemo with my radiation and know how debilitating it can be. Keep eating and strive to gain weight. Hydrate while you are taking chemo, bring lots of snacks and someone to keep you company. Anything you can do to feel good is worth it. My hospital offered acupuncture, raki massage and regular massages. I did all three. Loved the foot massage. Hang in there. The ride is a long one,but worth it in the end.

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    September 21, 2012 10am I finished my last radiation treatment! To celebrate, my husband and I went to an amazing Italian Restaurant for dinner. I feel such overwhelming joy that I have come so far and feel so happy and healthy. It's incredible when you think about it. Your body with the aide of chemo and radiation heals, slowly and adeptly over time. It has been 10 days and I am doing well. I am tired but I'm not worried. I still can't believe its over and I know there will be days when I wake up and worry, has the cancer come back, has it spread??? I had wonderful support from husband and daughters. Our friends couldn't do enough. My brothers,uncle and cousins did the best they could, my sister in-laws, well lets just say one never called and called me a dog for expressing my displeasure in her actions, one tried, and the third one thought her stomach virus was more important when I called. People react differently to cancer. Just know you are the best you can be and the support from those who really care is all that matters.

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      10/24/2012 We saw my gynocologist uncologist today. Great news , everything is typical and normal. I am waiting for the results of my pap smear which should be abnormal due to the radiation but show no signs of cancer. The pelvic and back pain is typical, what a relief. I will continue to suffer from fatigue for a few more months, but its nothing I can't handle. My life has taken a different path. Instead of cancer treatments I will have preventative treatments. Every three months I see the gynocologist. I will have a pap smear . Every 6months a CT scan. This will be coupled with seeing my uncologist every three months as well. I will also see a psychiatrist to help me get over the feels of dread I still have and depression over having cancer. All in all its a good plan. I would rather be healthy than not and find cancer early if it comes back. (Which it will not).

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