Feb 25, 2012 - 11:17 pm
Just diagnosed end of December 2011. Unable to remove much of tumors during biopsy & 1 kidney not draining. Next day nephrostomy for my left kidney. The Dr's advised chemo before surgery because of tumor growth rate. Just had my 1st chemo treatment 2/23/12 (Cisplatin & Gemzar). Knock on wood, so far I'm the luckiest chemo patient in the world because the anti-nausea drugs work great & flu like symptoms are so minor. Chemo will be once a week, skipping every 3rd week for 12 treatments. Then as soon as possible the surgery to remove by bladder, uterus, tubes, etc..
My pet (sp) scan only showed a suspicious lump in my groin that & having a biopsy this Monday - 2/27.
Kinda scared, no family or friends but luckily my dr's have hooked me up with great cancer support people, visiting nurses & luckily a not for profit hospital. I'm scared to look up survival statistics for this type of cancer, especially since there are aprox 15,000 women diagnosed with this type every year.
Any one else fighting this same fight? Any news or shared experience would be appreciated - good or bad. Thank you, Val