4 Years since cancer and all good

christine8822
christine8822 Member Posts: 40 Member

Hi, to give a bit of encouragement to those still going through treatment I wanted to report that I just had my 4 year checkup for stage IIIC endometrial cancer (grade 2) and all is well at this point. On  June 30, 2015 I had a hysterectomy, and then on July 30, 2015 I began six months of a sandwich treatment (carbo-taxol, then radiation, then more carbo-taxol.) It was a hard journey, but I endured the treatment. Now, four years out, I am healthy and well. The only residual is numbness in both my feet that never got better, and never got worse. I just live with it and it doesn't stop me.

I don't take any medicine except vitamin D and a baby aspirin daily.  

I have not had recurrence so far, and my doctor is happy. He does CT scans and an exam once a year, and they have been clear so far.  Every year I hold my breath. Every year I breathe a sigh of relief. He will continue to watch me for awhile, till five years are up at least. 

My best to all the women on this board who are at different stages in their treatment. Don't lose heart. Keep going. Focus on the beauty and grace of this world, and focus on what you still have got, rather than what you have lost. You can do it. 

My hope is a clean bill of health for all of us!

 

 

 

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  • Universe
    Universe Member Posts: 7
    Congratulations

    very happy for you and May this happen for all

  • Kaleena
    Kaleena Member Posts: 2,064 Member
    Congrats!

    thanks for sharing your good news!

  • SF73
    SF73 Member Posts: 316 Member
    Congratulations! Thank you

    Congratulations! Thank you for coming back and giving us encouragement! 

  • Armywife
    Armywife Member Posts: 449 Member
    Thank you!

    It means so much to see that those with advanced stage/grade like me are thriving four years later!  Wow!  You've made my day!

     

  • Donna Faye
    Donna Faye Member Posts: 427
    Great post

    Always great to hear that one is well after experiencing cancer. 2018 was my 3rd bout with the big C (1997,2017) and I find myself counting the months since my last rad, April 2018. Reading about so many of us who have done well is very important as sometimes our docs are not very upbeat about the future. I have had a harder time this go-round getting back into things as fatigue slows me down and some days I wonder if I care. But then I read something here that makes me get moving again. So happy for you and hope everyone keeps dancing with NED.

     

  • Jairoldi
    Jairoldi Member Posts: 221
    edited July 2019 #7
    That is encouraging!

    Yes, thanks for sharing your good news, no, your great news! 

  • mamlicsw
    mamlicsw Member Posts: 33
    Congratulations and thanks

    Congratulations and thanks for sharing.  I'm relatively early in the treatment stage so it's very encouraging to hear your news!

  • TeddyandBears_Mom
    TeddyandBears_Mom Member Posts: 1,811 Member
    Congrats Christine! Great

    Congrats Christine! Great news indeed!

    Love and Hugs,

    Cindi

  • cmb
    cmb Member Posts: 886 Member
    Thanks for sharing

    Such good news...thanks for letting us know. 

  • zsazsa1
    zsazsa1 Member Posts: 547 Member
    Thank you for coming back to

    Thank you for coming back to tell us this.  It is very encouraging for those of us recently diagnosed, recently treated.

  • Soup52
    Soup52 Member Posts: 908 Member
    Congrats Christine!

    Congrats Christine!

  • Ribbons
    Ribbons Member Posts: 141 Member
    Good News

    Thank you for posting, that is good to hear!

  • jan9wils
    jan9wils Member Posts: 179 Member
    Excellent and encouraging. So

    Excellent and encouraging. So very happy for you.

  • Feelingalone74
    Feelingalone74 Member Posts: 243
    Congratulations ! This is so

    Congratulations ! This is so good to hear! I'm Stage 3 Grade 1 starting treatment  at the end of the month  . Very scared !  This gives  me hope ! 

     

  • takingcontrol58
    takingcontrol58 Member Posts: 264 Member
    Congratulations!

    Congratulations on your 4 year anniversary.  It is always good to hear from other long term survivors
    so that others know you can heal endometrial cancer.  Glad to see you are taking a daily aspirin
    and keeping up on your Vitamin D. They are important in helping to prevent cancer. 

    Takingcontrol58

     

     

  • Feelingalone74
    Feelingalone74 Member Posts: 243
    WONDERFUL NEWS! CONGRATS! 

    WONDERFUL NEWS! CONGRATS! 

    THANKS FOR SHARING!

  • skile
    skile Member Posts: 3
    edited July 2019 #18
    Thats very encouraging!!!!

    Thats very encouraging!!!! and CONGRATS!!!! BLESSED!! I just found out i have Invasive Ductal Breast Cancer!! and ima TERRIFIED!!!!

     

  • Forherself
    Forherself Member Posts: 688 Member
    skile said:

    Thats very encouraging!!!!

    Thats very encouraging!!!! and CONGRATS!!!! BLESSED!! I just found out i have Invasive Ductal Breast Cancer!! and ima TERRIFIED!!!!

     

    Welcome skille

    So sorry to hear you are having to deal with this.   I don't know much about breast cancerbut I do know about being told you have cancer.   I'm not sure if you have visited the breast cancer discussion board.  This uterine boards is very active and I appreciate how good it is to talk to people who understand what you are going through.  We can listen and help with emotional issues.  A few women here have env had both breast cancer and uterine cancer.  

  • Ribbons
    Ribbons Member Posts: 141 Member
    skile said:

    Thats very encouraging!!!!

    Thats very encouraging!!!! and CONGRATS!!!! BLESSED!! I just found out i have Invasive Ductal Breast Cancer!! and ima TERRIFIED!!!!

     

    the same for a friend

    and very close neighbor of mine. She is having surgery this coming Monday, July 29.

  • denise71919
    denise71919 Member Posts: 9
    Thank you for sharing.

    Thank you for sharing. Congratulations and Good luck to you.