Feb 21, 2013 - 12:53 pm
Hello brave ladies! I have been reading your post for a few weeks and finally decided I needed to join in behalf of my beautiful mother. I will be trying to get her to join soon as well. Her story is probably typical of many. She is a very young 70 (I have more grey hair than her!) and she started bleeding late last year. After full hysterecotomy, she was surgically staged at 3a with a mixed adenocarcinoma tumor in her uterus- including the infamous UPSC. The cancer was more than 1/2 through her uterus muscle and spread into a small tumor in her ovary. She also has lymphovascular invasion but the 10 extracted lymph nodes were negative. Next month she starts 6 cycles of chemo (taxol and carboplatin). They also encouraged her to do the sandwich of radiation but she is hesitant to do such. Has anyone had this "sandwich treatment" and/or is it superior over chemo alone? It is very difficult because I want to respect her treatment decisions but I also want her to fight with everything she's got! She has so much to live for- two grandchildren, two more grandchilden due this year, four daughters who adore her and a husband of over 40 years. She is a wonderful mother and fantastic Nana...her heart is gold and she is our world! We are all tremendously anxious about the prognosis as well as what to expect with the chemo side effects. This just feels like a nightmare that we can't wake from! Any advice on how to support her and/or personal experiences would be gratefully appreciated. My heart goes out to you fine ladies, your encouragment and bravery is to be admired and mirrored! You are all heroes in my book!