One year ago today ...

I actually missed the 'anniversary' of my diagnosis, which was October 25, 2018, so I figured I would document my 1 year 'anniversary' of my PET scan.  My cancer journay went so quick it is still kind of crazy that all this time has gone by since that weekend phone call from the OB-GYN, Dr. Furman.  I knew it was coming.  I knew in September when my period didn't stop that something was very wrong.  It all feels like maybe it was just a dream, that it never happened.  It is bizarre how going through cancer treatment can seem like a dream. Radiation was horrible! and I still have side effects, chemo wasn't as bad but it wasn't exactly super easy either.  Strange reflections happening today! Just wanted to share. 

Thomas, Cheryl sent you a hug.
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November 1, 2019

Copperas Cove, Texas 76522

January 9, 1982

Cancer Info

Cervical Cancer

October 20, 2018

Stage 1

over 6.1

2200

2500

I honestly was annoyed that it was only stage 1b. It felt like it “didn’t really” have cancer even though I went through treatment and now have permanent side effects from radiation. I’m also going through very early menopause because of radiation.

Even stage 1 can be serious.

Tell me your stories.

Vasicek Cancer Center, Scott and White in Temple, TX

Stretch as much as you can threw treatment if doing radiation, to keep your body limber throughout treatment. It will be easier to recover if you do that.

TALK ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON! I have a degree in mental health and talking about what I was going through was a huge help. I even talked about survivors guilt (a friend passed from stage four while I was in treatment), and I talked about my side effects.

February 5, 2019

No

Unusual vaginal bleeding, could feel something wasn’t right and hormonal changes.

Money needed for medical bills that occurred prior to treatment because I was not going to be trying to find work during that time.

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