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Help, need to learn more about my Uterine Cancer 1C,

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gerri66
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Joined: Aug 2009

Hi everyone i am a 66 year old women and live in Niceveille Florida. i have a hard time explaning what i need any way i will use
a bullet format.

-30th June 2009, had a D&C, i had some spotting so i went and checked it out. Lab report was a bit suspicious, my doctor recomend
a hysterectomy.

-13 July 2009, had my hysterectomy..Because i was not overweight and in good health she did not ask for an oncology doctor to be
present. She was surprised when the lab showed a 1C, uterine cancer. Next she sent me to an oncology doctor.

- 24 Sep 2009, I had a Para aortic lymph node dissscetion. I had a choice of Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, or Abdominal
Surgery. He removed 28 lymph nodes all 28 were negative thanks to the Lord. So i am coming up on 4 months since i had surgery.
Recentlty here in Florida has had a freeze warning. The last week i have been feeling tender (a bit painful) on my abdominal.

Has anyone else experience this? I have a doctors appointment on 27 January 2010, which is my first 3 months visit i pray all goes
well.

The reason i choose the abdominal is i thought my doctor would be able to see every thing if something might be hidden. I did
know healing would take longer.

I would be happy to hear from as many folks as possible, thank all of you very much. God Bless to All

Blessings,
gerri

kellyw314
Posts: 51
Joined: Jan 2007

HI Gerri,

I was diagnosed with 1-C uterine cancer 3.5 years ago - the "c" staging suggested that the cancer had spread in my case (60%) thru the uterine lining - I think more than 50% penetration places you in the "c" category - my gyn-onc said I was in the 95% cure range and did send me to radiology for another opinion - that radiologist said my job is to bump you to a 98% cure range if you will give me 25 days of your life for external rad treatments - she was also recommending 3 internal or brachy treatments - mid-way thru my treatment she suggested 2 more external treatments and eliminating the brachy because my cancer had been confined to the upper third of my uterus -gyn-onc had said most likely spot for recurrence was the vaginal cuff - I had the treatments and for the first 2 years met with gyn-onc every 3 months for a complete internal - last year, visits have stretched to every 6 months -at surgery 42 lymph nodes were removed and all negative for cancer

I had a discomfort on my left side - intermittent sharp stabbing pain which did last for 6 months past surgery - gyn-onc was not alarmed and said it was the healing process - kept reminding me I had major surgery and it takes a full year to recuperate

hope this helps you

kelly

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gerri66
Posts: 12
Joined: Aug 2009

Hello Kelly, this is amazing we both have the same 1-C . I did not do the vaginal cuff radiation, he did give me my choice but if it comes back i will have the radiation. I know i will see him every 3months for 3 years. Then every 6 months for 2 years.....Then see if all is
well. I need to do it one day at a time and get depressed.

I thank you for taking the time to read and write me, it is so nice to have a place to ask questions be supported by all you loving
people...........would lik to keep in touch. How many years since you started your cancer? Good luck.......

Blessings,
Gerri

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gerri66
Posts: 12
Joined: Aug 2009

Hello Kelly, this is amazing we both have the same 1-C . I did not do the vaginal cuff radiation, he did give me my choice but if it comes back i will have the radiation. I know i will see him every 3months for 3 years. Then every 6 months for 2 years.....Then see if all is
well. I need to do it one day at a time and get depressed.

I thank you for taking the time to read and write me, it is so nice to have a place to ask questions be supported by all you loving
people...........would lik to keep in touch. How many years since you started your cancer? Good luck.......

Blessings,
Gerri

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daisy366
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Joined: Mar 2009

Welcome to this site. I think abdominal was a good choice so the lymph nodes got a good checking. It sounds good that you had no positive lymph nodes and you did not mention chemo or radiation so I'm assuming you have the more common cancer.

I also had total abdominal hysterectomy in Sept 2008. It took me about 7 weeks to return to work. I had some sensitivity which the doc attributed to adhesions. If it was me - I would call my doctor or his nurse and explain the symptoms and see what he/she says. I wouldn't assume anything at this point.

Blessings to you too, Gerri. It's always OK to ask questions and advocate for yourself. It's your body and your treatment. Mary Ann

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gerri66
Posts: 12
Joined: Aug 2009

Thank you Daisy.

I am going to call my doctor and see what he says...........I thank you for your time and help.. I am new to this site.
After all the surgeries my Doctor (Dr. Deceaser gave me a choice to have the vaginal cuff radiation, i told that i won't do it now but if it
comes back then we can do the radiation. I have prayed all the time if i am making choices.

Enjoyed talking..........HAVE A GREAT DAY

Blessings,
gerri

kellyw314
Posts: 51
Joined: Jan 2007

HI Gerri,

I was diagnosed in May 2006 thru a D & C due to spotting and an ulta-sound which showed a mild thickening of the endometrial lining- I had abdominal hysterectomy and recovered quickly - began radiation in mid-August thru mid-Sept -- had minimal issues with rad and used imodium as needed - bowels totally recovered within year of completing rad -- good luck on your journey

kelly

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