Mar 25, 2012 - 5:10 pm
I just joined this forum and wanted to share my story. I was diagnosed with Endometroid adenocarcinoma stage 1a grade 2 in January. The tumor was confined to the uterus with no myometrial invasion and all nodes were negative. But the pelvic wash came back positive. My Gyn/onc believes that cells were washed out into the pelvic region when I had a Hysteroscopy done before my dx (by another Gyn). I would have needed no further treatment otherwise.
I made the decision to do 3 rounds of Taxol/Carbo to kill the cells floating around in there. My doctor said I could choose to do nothing and take my chances. But she also siad that if the cancer does recur it will not be curable (but still treatable, but much more aggressively). So I decided to do the Chemo now and hopefully this will take care of it.
I started my first treatment last Monday and it's not fun, that's for sure! The first and second day were ok but it really hit me the 3rd and 4th days with the bone pain, body aches and just feeling bad generally. I also started feeling really anxious and lost my appetite. I took a few doses of ativan and that helped but I still don't have much of an appetite and have lost 5lbs in the last 3 or 4 day, which my nurse won't be happy about.
I don't mean to whine because I know that many of the ladies on this forum are going through or have gone through things far worse than what I am. This is a journey that none of us wanted to go on. Mine started with spotting after being post-menopausal for 2 years. I went to my Gyn and he sent me to get an ultrasound and it showed an endo lining of 9.6. Then he did a D & C and Hysteroscopy and I got the Endo ca dx. We just do what we have to do I guess.