Surviving UPSC

EZLiving66
EZLiving66 Member Posts: 1,482 Member

In August of 2025, at 63, I was diagnosed with uterine cancer. On September 30, 2015, I had a complete hysterectomy and was diagnosed with Stage III, UPSC. I came to this board a little bit after that looking for answers. I only made it through three chemos of carboplatin and taxotere. In December of 2015, I had a stroke after a chemo session where my blood pressure was 220/120 before my third infusion.

There were five of us who were diagnosed at about the same time on this board with UPSC - one was Stage I, one was Stage II, two of us were Stage III, and one was Stage IV. We got to be pretty good cyber friends. For some reason, I am the only one still here. I wish I could tell you there was some magic secret I could share, but there isn't. When I read those dismal statistics on survival rates, I realize just how lucky I am. But I'm living proof, some of us do make it! I've never had a recurrence (knock on wood) and 2024 will be my ninth anniversary.

Love,

Eldri

Comments

  • ConnieSW
    ConnieSW Member Posts: 1,669 Member

    Eldri, how wonderful to hear from you and that you are doing well. How’s the neuropathy?

  • EZLiving66
    EZLiving66 Member Posts: 1,482 Member

    LOL, it's still there but hasn't gotten any worse. I went on Mounjaro last year, have lost 85#, off cholesterol and blood pressure meds along with the Glimepiride for diabetes. I've gone from 2000mg of Metformin to 500mg and I explained to my doctor I don't ever want to go off it entirely after reading articles that it may prevent UPSC from metastasizing. Just don't want to take a chance. I feel the best at 72 than I have in 20 years.

    How are you doing? It's hard to believe over eight years has gone by since Ifirst came here. 💔 We lost so many wonderful women over the years.

    Love,

    Eldri

  • oldbeauty
    oldbeauty Member Posts: 362 Member

    Eldri,

    Wonderful to see you here again! It's great to hear from survivors like you. I hope to continue to be one myself. I agree with you about Metformin. Best wishes.

  • EZLiving66
    EZLiving66 Member Posts: 1,482 Member

    Thank you! Life can be good after cancer.

    Love,

    Eldri

  • NoTimeForCancer
    NoTimeForCancer Member Posts: 3,335 Member

    Eldri, I can't tell you how good it is to hear from you. Through all the crap, you have made us laugh with some of your endeavors. SO good to hear you are doing well.

    NoTime

  • EZLiving66
    EZLiving66 Member Posts: 1,482 Member

    It just warms my heart to see some of my long-time friends on here are still going strong! We are proof there is hope!

    Love,

    Eldri

  • MoeKay
    MoeKay Member Posts: 472 Member

    Hey, Eldri, it's so good to hear from you! I'm very happy that you are doing amazingly well and I hope that wonderful news continues for decades! I will always remember that we both got married on the same date in the same year. Quite a coincidence indeed!!

    Stay well and keep up the fantastic work!

    MoeKay

  • Giana23
    Giana23 Member Posts: 12 Member

    Thank you for sharing your story. I'm 61 with 3IIC serous carcinoma. You have given me extra hope today.

  • Fridays Child
    Fridays Child Member Posts: 275 Member

    Eldri, good to hear from you and I'm so glad you're doing well! I remember when you said you dyed your hair green!