Hi Bev, I continue to see my specialists up until the 5 year mark so a few years to go yet. Even then I think I will have check ups with them for the rest of my life. I know that the side effects from the radiation have to be monitored as well as the possibilty of the cancer coming back. My specialist & his team are really great. I have no doubts that I owe my life to them & Im extremely thankful. Take care Butterfly
Thanks Butterfly, I don't mind going to the see the specialists actually as I know that by seeing them regularly then anything that has happened since the last visit, would hopefully be picked up. It is good to know that you are not alone, but gee I wish I could find someone that has had the same cancer & treatment as me.
Hi elizabeth, I was diagnosed with uterine cancer & had a full hysto in june this year, my lymph nodes were clear. no further treatment was needed for me either but i got to thinking I should've...what if there's anything left floating around. it's confusing sometimes. my oncologist gynocologist is dr felix chan at liverpool hospital, what a wonderful dr he is!!! I guess I have to trust in him & from what i've been told he is one of the best Quote: Hi there, This is my first time on this forum and the first time I have tried to speak with others about Cervical Cancer. I am 36 years old and was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer last December. I had survery just before Christmas and my oncologist passed away two days after my surgery. I had a radical hysterectomy and lymph nodes were removed. The pathology came back negative for the spread of cancer in my lymph nodes. But, it was not suggested that I have any further treatment (ie radiotherapy or chemo). I now have another oncologist who I think is okay, but I'm a bit confused and stressed why it wasn't suggested to have further treatment. Best wishes, --------
hi there... i just now got through a second emergency operation and had gotten thru chemo for abt 6 mos. I have an agressive form /grade of cancer and had a hysterectomy and was hopeful that no cells escaped but was not that lucky ... now im facing a round of radiation along with lose dose chemo for 6 wks once i recover from the emergency surgery where they removed another cancerous tumor. been thru the mill and back and trying to figure out how to get in gear to fight this round. Have a 4 yr old and its really hard emotionally right now. Faced with thoughts of not being around long term and could use someone to talk to.... Im finding this cancer stuff can become a whole new way of life.. I thought i was done and could go back to normal.. there will never be normal gain so i have to figure out what this new thing is going to be. I'm grateful that I'm here for now... and will not become an angry mess. Even though i have those moments. keep up the forum .. people need people to talk to... Diane
Hi Louisa, I have a few troubles with swelling in one of my legs I have good days and some not so good. It probably didnt help that I fell down the stairs 2 weeks into my chemo & radiation and did some damage to my leg. It just plays up a bit now. But I have become used to it. Im happy to be alive and I guess its a side effect but it could be worse. I have replied to your other message keep your chin up!! When do you start your treatments? Are you in Sydney? Hope to chat soon.
Hi Diane, Sounds like you've had a tough time. Sorry to hear your story. I know how hard it can be to stay strong. I also have children, one is 13, the other is 3. That feeling of not being around for them is not a nice one. But try and stay positive ( sorry I know it can be annoying when people say that) You got through your last treatments you can get through this as well. Just accept that you will have bad days but try and think; the treatments will end & be effective and then you can move on with your life. I am happy to chat if you need some support. Butterfly
Butterfly, thats so much for your response. what you said is so true... people that are not sick telling you to be positive when i think I'm already pretty positive gets on my nerves. (i have my moments of being angry) BUT it is the truth, most of the time I try to be in a good mood and I did work the entire time thru my treatment. Now though, I'm realizing I'm no where near done like I had planned. Now this is going to be a whole way of life, and I will make adjustments. This type of forum is really good for me beacause it allows me to have other people going thru what I am and know stuff that helps. I want to be that person for someone else. Hopefully, we can chat soon. I havent figured out this forum yet.... I know on HysterSisters they had all kinds of cool stuff and the people there were great. I'm cookin a big old turkey soon, so gobble gobble have a great day! Hauling out the christmas cd's to cook and thank GOD that i can have a mimosa! Hope you're feeling good today too! diane
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