My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: 21 Shades of Gray for Valentine’s Day

Rad Grad This diploma is my Valentine’s Day gift. This and 21 shades of Gray.

As I mentioned in the February 12, 2014 post, my final vaginal radiation (brachytherapy) treatment had to be rescheduled from what I thought was a lucky date–02/13/2014, the two-month anniversary of my hysterectomy–to Valentine’s Day, which has even better numerology: 02/14/2014. Mother Nature gave us just enough break between storms to make it possible for me to receive the final fraction of my total radiation dose–21 Grays (Gy)–today. I received 7 Gy in three treatments of high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy and am now a radiation graduate.

Details will be forthcoming in the next post, but I thought I’d wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day on the day I ceased being a cancer patient.

6 thoughts on “My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: 21 Shades of Gray for Valentine’s Day”

  1. Congratulations, dear Pam!!!!! Balloons, flowers and hugs!!!! Welcome to the club of
    “Uterine Cancer Survivor”, as a sister member I embrace you and place your gold medal around
    your neck. You are an Olympic Champion. Love you, Kathryn

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  2. Pam,
    Congratulations. Today was “sunny.” Yes, a break in the weather. You’ve had a very trying journey and as you took us along with you I continually admired your spirit. God bless you. As I read your blog today, I realized I was wearing the special uterine cancer pin that a dear friend gave me after her recovery! How special that I happened to be wearing it today!! Wishing you love, support, health and the continued grace with which you handled this – a little chocolate, too. Valentines day. Certainly special.

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comments and wishes, Pat. Love those synchronicities–how about that pin? The year before my diagnosis, my sister gave me a salmony-peachy colored scarf from the Kohl’s Cares collection that had a cancer ribbon on it–supposedly for breast cancer, but the color wasn’t pink, but closer to the uterine cancer color. She’d bought it to support the cause and give me a pretty scarf that turned out to be a hint of things to come, never dreaming that’s what it was!

      Appreciate all the support. Hope your V Day was special, too.

      Love,
      Pam

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  3. So glad it is all over for you. Now to get back to living. Let me know when you feel up to a visit and maybe I can get our schedule’s synched to come up along with Laura and Lynn.
    xo Marge

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