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    Hello Straight Shot. Sounds like you have been through a lot. I am also in a New York cancer hospital for over 4 months. I had major surgery to remove a large tumor from the uterus that was also attached to the pelvis.After over 15 surgeries trying to save my leg, I decided to have my right leg amputated. Even though the recovery is slow and physical therapy is a lot of work, I feel much better and hope to eventually fully recover and try to get an artificial leg. I don' know if this information is helpful, if you have any questions let me know.

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      Thanks for reaching out Are you by chance at MSKCC? I'm a little confused--why was it necessary to amputate your leg if the tumor was in your uterus and pelvic area? [I also had a tumor in my left pelvic sidewall in 2006, which is why, when they staged me, they stripped my lymph nodes resulting in bi-lateral Lymphedema].

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    I found a wonderful surgeon who was willing to operate and remove the large tumor that was pressing on the bone and nerves etc.
    I have been in the hospital in New York for the past 3weeks getting amazing help. In order to get all the cancer out they had to remove my pelvis and reconstruct an artificial pelvis and do a hip replacement as well. It took 15 hours, with several specialist involved in the process. 2 days later I woke up
    With a lot of pain but cancer free. Hopefully for a long while. I have a long uphill climb with physical therapy, getting my body to accept all the new devices and hopefully keep away infections from getting in the way of healing.
    I can't say enough good things about the care I have been given by the staff both doctors nurses and auxiliary healing therapists who have been available to me. I will probably will remain here for a few more weeks, then to rehab
    In patient care and eventually home for more PT.
    Amazing journey, have been keeping a log to keep it all in order.

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    Hello,
    Just checking in, how are you doing? We are neighbors, let me know if you need anything.