May 02, 2014 - 2:28 pm
I just shared some news regarding Neuropathy & shoes on the Ovarian Board. I have been reading the blogs for 4 years now but have not joined until now.
Quick update, April 1, 2010, awoke to bleeding after 10 years menopausal. It was Easter weekend & could not get appointment until following Monday. On Mon. had a biopsy, same day had an ultra sound. Tuesday received call from nurse that Doctor wanted me to come in , ultra sound showed something suspicious, the biopsy said I had Uterine Cancer. Saw Doctor on Wed, referred to GYN/oncologist, scheduled for surgery May10. the oncologist even sent to USC for confirmation of the diagnosis, all confirmed the diagnosis, Uterine Cancer. Had Da Vinci Robotic Surgery on May10, Hysterectomy Uterus, Ovaries, Cervix, fallopian tubes, I did NOT have the Omentum removed, neither did I have Lymph Nodes removed. The Lymph Nodes were not removed by request, only if the Doctor saw that it would be completely necessary. The surgery went very well, I was home the next day, could not believe i had surgery, felt great. A few days later was told that further biopsies of the Uterus found another cancererous "growth" this time was diagnosed "UPSC Grade3 ".In meantime I did go for a 2nd & 3rd referral, the oncologist even sent to USC for confirmation of the diagnosis, all confirmed the diagnosis, UPSC . After talking over consequences etc. opted to not have further surgery but to have Chemo/ Radiation treatment only. From June 2010 to May 2011 completed courses of Chemo & Radiation. I believe it was 6 courses of Chemo spread out 3 weeks apart & then 6 weeks of radiation, 1 time per week. It all seems very vague to me now, I had a few little"glitches" along the way. The Neulasta shots did give me a lot of pain. I do not recall any problems with Radiation. Todate my Ca-125's have all remained in the low #'s, my scans have not shown any evidence of disease. My bones have suffered I am sure, presently i am being scheduled for L hip replacement, severe arthritis in hip. Now I am 4 years NED! :)
here is the info I shared on the Ovarian Board:
I too have neuropathy in my feet & finger tips. About a year ago I found some shoes @ Sears( I also have purchased them on line @ Amazon) they are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. I stopped wearing sneakers & have been wearing these ever since. They go with any outfit, come in different colours. They are called "Weekends" or "Payday" & are made by Khombu. For some reason Sears does not carry them in my local store anymore, but you can order online & then pick them up at a Sears store. I like the "Mary Jane" style, they have a strap across the top, but I also have the "open" style. I just have a problem with keeping shoes on my feet, I cannot wear "flip flops" anymore for that reason. They are made of woven elastic & are lightweight, feel like slippers on the feet. I am sure you will feel the benefit of these shoes right away. The price is right too, they sometimes are on sale, I have never paid over 30.00.:)
I thank YOU ALL for sharing your info & advice, I have read & practised a lot of the recipes etc. I drink Alkaline Water, use Olive oil/Turmeric etc etc.:) Thanks to Claudia, Linda P & all the other ladies who have given so much time to this board. I am glad to see Claudia back on board, I love her sense of humour. :)