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    I just read your history, it's almost identical to mine. I didn't have radiation or chemo. It's been 8 years this November 4 I have been cancer free. I had 9 lymph nodes removed when operated on and for a period of time I had lymphedema in my left leg. That seems to have passed and only rarely do I get it anymore. I used to wear a compression hose every day for a couple of years, but now I don't have to except when I fly. I didn't have the D&C. My biopsy was done in the office and next was the surgery. I found my Oncologist quite by accident. I went to ER one night for something else and he was on duty. I liked him and kept going to him, then one day I really needed him and I had all the confidence I needed to trust he would be able to iradicate the cancer. Mine was low grade, I don't remember now, but the cancer had not invaded, or gone through, my uterus, so I was very lucky. Often, when going through, or just recently have gone through Menopause, cancer signs can be overlooked for Menopause symptoms.

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    I tried to share my surgery experience but there was no button to complete it with, oh well. I had my biopsy in my doctor's office, then a few days later he called and said he found cancer in my uterus. A week later I was at the hospital for surgery. I arrived at 5am and had one of those needle things put in my hand. My Anesthesiologist came in to meet me and I asked if she had something that could calm me down as I was really scared and nervous. She shot something in my hand thing (oh I wish I knew what that was called) and in about 2 minutes I was in dreamland. I don't remember going to the OR or what transpired there. My Doctor told me I helped myself get from the gurney to the operating table. I barely remember waking up in recovery, but was fully awake when I arrived back in my room. I was opened from my naval down to my bikini line and held together with some kind of clamps. I wasn't sewn up. Sewing can often leave big scars but the clamps left nothing. My doctor told me I wouldn't even know I had an operation in my abdomen, the scars would fade away and they have. I was up walking in the hospital hallways the next morning. Not fast, but walking.

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    Oh No (I felt numb. I couldn't believe diagnosis): I was on vacation in Tennessee visiting my son. I had a slight showing and told my son I needed to stop at a drug store to get some items. He asked why and I told him. He said "you're going to see a Doctor right now." I convinced him I was only going to be in Tennessee two days and I would see my own doctor when I got back to San Diego, which I did.

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