Christine Walters-Letourneau Christine Walters-Letourn

First post: Mar 20, 2022 Latest post: Jun 3, 2022
Back in October of 2021 I had a couple of small jarrings and blows to my left leg that caused some pain in the left leg.   Dec. 9 an X-ray showed a tumor between my upper and lower trochanter of my left femur bone. On Dec. 10 the femur broke from a simple twist. I was hospitalised, in traction, tested, with unclear biopsy results. Surgery was performed on Dec. 27 for full hip replacement, bone transplant of 12" of femur and removal of one of the four quadricep muscles. I came home January 6, walking with a walker, managing pain, doing physio, building up range of motion in my leg. Biopsy results were somewhat confirmed that De-differentiated Condrosarcoma was the diagnosis. Beginning in Feb., I started to get new bouts of weakness and nausea. On March 14 a new MRI revealed definitively that the tumor is growing up to my pelvis. Amputation was deemed necessary, quickly, to stop further spread, and surgery was booked for March 16 at 9 am.

March 15 a CAT scan revealed two spots on the lungs and probable involvement of the lymph nodes.  The amputation was called off and I have been referred to the Cross Cancer institute for possible chemo or radiation. My appointment is set for Wednesday afternoon.

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