I'm Emma and I'm new to this forum. November last year I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer). Earlier in the year I fell over bush walking and hit the ground really hard. A few days later a lump appeared on my shin. Just assumed it was from the fall and didnt do anything about it. A couple of months later, it was still there so finally went to the drs. He wasn't concerned, said that because I fall hard it would probably take awhile to go down.
After a few more months it was still there, he finally decided to run some tests. Turns out it was a turmor. It was such a shock and took me a while to deal with the news. But I have found I have such great friends and family!!
Started chemo on the 3rd Jan this year. Have had 4 weeks of treatment as an inpatient of Ward 9 at Peter Mac in Melbourne. Must say, they are the most amazing group of people. She helpful and supportive. I'm currently on a 2 week break and go back next monday for 2 weeks (but out on weekends for good behaviour).
So once the next 2 weeks of chemo are done, the next step is surgury to remove whats left of the tumor.
Talk to everyone soon
Welcome to the site! I have had a lot of good support here.
Did they think it was a complete coincidence the lump came after your fall, or was it somehow related?
I found all the nurses who gave me chemo very friendly and kind as well. I think they are all really great and important to making the experience manageable.
I hope you are having a good break from chemo. Good luck for the next batch.
I am also new to the site, but I went through cancer 2 years ago & went on chemo too.
the cancer staff at the hospital I went to were amazing as well.
I suppose you have to have a good attitude to work in that area.
hope your treatment & recovery go well
Sorry to hear on your dilemma, hope rest of your treatment goes well.
Funny how these things turn up isnt it? I innocently bit my lip and ended up with SCC (gone to lymph node, radical neck dissection now waiting Radio) and you fell over. I nearly wonder why sometimes, but I think the universe does these things to make them show up so they can be dealt with. Who knows what would have happened if I hadnt of bitten my lip, it could have sat there and grown and spread more dangerously I guess.
Good luck and glad to see your out on good behaviour lol
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