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    One year ago I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. My surgery was on January 4. Two weeks later I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My surgery for that weas in March. This was followed by chemo, then radiation for both areas. I am now finished with treatment and am back at work. Life is back to "normal." I am praying that 2013 will be a much better year! 2012 could not have been more difficult! I am happy to see a New Year begin!

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      GregP_WN

      Yes Ma'am I do know the feeling. I hope you have a much better 2013, we all do!

      almost 5 years ago
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    Sounds like your journey has been a rough one. I was diagnosed with endometrial cancver last January, t6hen rediaqgnosed with breast cancer (not related) last February. I went through chemo, which ended in July, then both internal and external radiation. I finished up the internal radiation last week. I feel pretty good, am working, but am very tired. I am working (as a teacher) but I just push and push myself. It hasn't been easy! If you need someone to talk to, I am here!

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    I am finishing up my radiation treatment this week. I completed chemo 3 months ago. Since I am being treated for bioth endometriasl and breast cancer, I hasve had both double chemo and radiation. I had surgery in January for the endometrial, and March for breast cancer.
    I am a teacher and have worked through all of this treatment. Yes, I am tired, but I don't allow myself to give in to it., I amn leading as normal aq life as possible. I look forward to tghe end of radiation-- running to the hospital everyday after work had been difficult. You have to be in control,. If you give in and rest all of the time, that is exctly what your body will expect of you. I am going to be 64. I have no plans for retirement as yet-- I am just going to keep on pushing and keep on living!

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      I was a bit of a sloth before the Ca treatments due to back surgery and neuro damage. My reaction to the radiation was so profound is just devastated me. I don't know how you managed to work through a double treatments for two cancers plus chemo.

      almost 5 years ago
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      My Principal didn't want me to come back-- I just had to prove to her that she was wrong. My husband lost his first wife to cancer-- I just don't want him to go through this again. I really believe that you have to fight this thing. Don't get me wrong-- I do feel tired. I just won;'t give in to it. This last part of the radiation (internal boosters) is the most difficult part of the entire process. I will be finished next week. I am lucky that I live a few blocks from my school, so commuting is not an issue. i JUST REALLY BELIEVE IN MIND OVER MATTER-- I am not giving in!!!

      almost 5 years ago
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    Maxine asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    Has anyone developed fluid in their lungs during radiation?

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      GregP_WN

      That sounds like a scary incident. Be patient someone here will come along with information about that. Myself, I have had radiation in the chest/throat area in two of three cancer diagnoses, and I did not have that problem.

      There are lots of great helpful people here with a wealth of information to help you.

      Thanks for being here and posting!

      Greg P
      3X survivor
      Team WhatNext

      about 5 years ago
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      ImStillHere

      I developed pleurisy about half way during radiation treatment for breast cancer. For me it involved sudden chest, back and throat pain, due to inflammation of the lining of the lungs and chest, and fluid in the chest cavity. My heart rate zoomed up, I had trouble breathing, and by the time I went to the ER I had spiked a fever and my blood chemistry was all wonky. They kept me in the hospital overnight and ran tests to rule out heart problems and blood clots. I was better the next day, but had annoying pain between my shoulder blades for a while. Lying on a heating pad combined with a mild prescription painkiller was very helpful. Like you, I was scared that it would happen again, but I finished radiation without any further incidences.

      about 5 years ago