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    Just had my hysterectomy

    Hi all! I am new to this forum. I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer grade 1 back in November. I can relate to all the anxiety and fears that all go through with this diagnosis.
    I had a very competent oncological surgeon sit with me for an hour explaining everything to me. In my case I had a radical hysterectomy robotically with only 3 small key hole incisions. I went home a few hours after the surgery. What I have found important is to listen to your doctor. People mean well but they were always adding their own take on things..you know like a friend of a friend had this and the procedure was horrible with the worst outcome.
    Oh and by the way this is my 3rd day post op! I feel good and I'm looking forward to a complete recovery

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    Connie welcome and glad to here surgery went well and you are feeling good.

    I had my hysterectomy last October. Remember to listen to those lifting restrictions your dr gave you and walk lots! Yes if you listen to what your dr says you will do fine. There may be some bumps in the road like problems sleeping and constipation but that will all pass quickly.

    All the best and keep us posted!
    Wife to husband with squamous lung cancer stage 3 b
    dx - April 20/14
    tx started May 20/14 - radiation and chemo
    June 23 - chemo finished
    June 24 - tumor 1/3 the original size
    July 4 - radiation finished
    July 8 - PET scan shows tumor almost gone, lymph nodes back to normal
    Married July 19/14
    Sept 9/14 - repeat can shows tumor continues to shrink more, no new spots. New coughing and pain due to chest infection or side effect of radiation.
    Sept 19/14 - not infection but pneumonitis, place on dex for 4 weeks
    Oct 22/14 - now off of dex and facing even more symptoms of withdrawal
    Dec 16/14 - pretty much nothing left but a scar
    April 7/15 - ditto scan and screw you stats
    Oct 6/15 - more scarring but still cancer still gone
    Feb 2016 -scan the same
    Aug 2016 - more of the same
    Aug 2017 - and ditto
    Aug 2018 - 4 yrs NED

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    That is great news. I am awaiting results from my endometrial biopsy now. Can you advise what type of follow-up treatment(s) you will need, if any? Also, I would be curious to know what symptoms you had, if any prior to your diagnosis. It's wonderful to know that you're feeling good 3 days post op.

 

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