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    JoannaV wrote on Cheryl2's wall

    Hi Cheryl -- sounds like you are doing great! 60 minutes of walking a day is terrific! I got the lifting restriction removed last week -- nice to be able to carry things again. I try to walk every day, too, and do some biking on the weekends. Glad to have it behind me, and grateful that I had a positive outcome and to the skills of my surgeon :)

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      Cheryl2

      Are you having followups after a certain number of months? I'll be having one in 3 months although my surgeon usually recommends 6. We are going to AZ for the winter, so I will have a different doctor plus will be starting on Medicare after the beginning of the year. Thought it would be best to get on board with someone before that.

      almost 4 years ago
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    Celebration (Finished treatment): Pathology report came back as stage 1A, grade 1. No further treatment needed, just monitoring. Went back to work 2 weeks after surgery. Still have some numbness in my right knee (3 weeks after surgery - per my surgeon a nerve was nicked during the lymph node removal) but otherwise feeling good. Time from diagnosis to surgery to return to work was about 5 (stressful) weeks.

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      BuckeyeShelby

      I'm very happy for you. Continued recovery from that surgery. I hope that numbness goes away soon.

      about 4 years ago
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    JoannaV wrote on Cheryl2's wall

    Hi Cheryl, Responding to your comments here cause I haven't quite figured out this whole posting thing. I was a walker before this happened and tried to do 1-2 miles a day, treadmill or outside. I have gone for a couple of walks and out doing errands starting on Sunday. I did some gardening today (hose watering but no lifting!) and feel like I can do most normal daily activities, just slower and not as many and I feel tired after. I have to say I am surprised at how minimal the pain has been.

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      Cheryl2

      I want to be surprised like that !

      about 4 years ago
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    JoannaV wrote on Cheryl2's wall

    Hi Cheryl, Thinking about you and hope you are doing well. I realized I didn't answer the question about the gas pains, they said the gas is injected into your belly for surgery but moves around after and up to the shoulders. They said to only be concerned if it is accompanied by shortness of breath because that could indicate a heart attack. I had some brief shoulder pains yesterday (5 days out from surgery) and none today. I am feeling pretty great today physically and emotionally because my doc called and said it was caught early -- just in the lining of the uterus and no further treatment needed, just follow up. Hoping and praying for the same happy results for you and all others in this with us!

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      Cheryl2

      Wonderful news, Joanna. I am hoping my result will be the same. How much are you able to walk now?

      about 4 years ago
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      Cheryl2

      And thanks for the info on the gas pains.

      about 4 years ago
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      Cheryl2

      What will your followup checkup schedule be like? My doc said I can do every 3 mo. the first year or 6 mo. if I don't have followup treatment.

      about 4 years ago
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    JoannaV wrote on Dexter65's wall

    I totally agree that waiting is the hardest part. My surgery went well and I am feeling good for 5 days out but the waiting for the pathology report is extremely stressful. Distracting myself helps to a point, but this waiting is tough. Take care and hope things go well for you!