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


  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.


    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.



  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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