Margaret Johnson

First post: 8/14/2017 Latest post: 3 hours ago

Hi,


For some of you, this may be the first you're hearing of this, and for others you may not be aware of the full extent of which this disease has taken hold in my body. You see, today I was told by my Oncologist that I had about a year left on this earth.


Here is the back story. In 2015 I was diagnosed with Stage 4 endometrial cancer  and had surgery to remove the cancerous cells in July of that same year. After surgery the doctor said they were able to get most of the cancerous cells, but there were still some that they didn't feel were safe to go after, and would require additional chemotherapy to complete the treatment. So in the fall of 2015 I started 12 rounds of chemotherapy , completing it in December of the same year. Follow up visits showed that the surgery and chemo-therapy had taken care of the cancer in my body.


Everything was going well until January of this year when I went into the doctor and they told me that my cancer markers were going up.. Treatment again was going to be more chemo-therapy, but this time was going to be a less aggressive form so hopefully I wouldn't be as sick as I was the last time. Throughout multiple chemo-therapy treatments, my cancer markers kept going up and rashes were developing all over. Along with that my appetite was nearly nonexistent and I was dealing with quite a bit of abdominal pain, which didn't help with the appetite either.  


So the doctor decided since the markers were going up and my pain was so bad they would stop the chemo-therapy and start radiation on what they would tell me is a tumor that had developed...yea! More good news! 


This is a little information into what's going on. I plan to write more once I can collect my thoughts and digest all of this.



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