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Swelling after treatment

lisad6
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Joined: Oct 2005

I am 32 years old and was diagnosed with cervical cancer in December. Since that time I went through surgery which involved removal of several lymph nodes, internal/external radiation, and chemotherapy. I had some complications during chemo in which I had 2 seizures in the same day in February (on my b-day of all days).

Now that I'm through with treatment I'm terrified that it will come back and I am having problems with swelling of the abdomen, vagina and left leg. After wearing jeans I have lines in my skin.

Anyone else have problems like this??

Also, I lost my job in December because of this and am having trouble finding work. I am a single mom now living with my parents and just don't know what to do. I feel greatful to be alive but now where do I go from here?? I live in a very small town with very little employment opportunities and very few friends to lean on.

Any feedback is very much appreciated!

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