Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: My Timeline, My Impending Surgery

Just before midnight on December 12, 2013, I am preparing for my da Vinci robotic radical hysterectomy tomorrow . . . only hours away now after waiting for more than five weeks after getting my diagnosis of uterine (endometrial) cancer (adenocarcinoma). It will be good to be on the other side of this problem. I thought… Continue reading Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: My Timeline, My Impending Surgery

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Wise Words from Warm, Wonderful Women– Getting by with a Little Help from My Friends . . . Synchronistically

Thanks to the power of synchronicity, I received a Facebook message and a telephone call at almost the same time this morning from two warm and wonderful women friends who had wise words to share. Their communication methods were different, but their basic theme was the same: women facing difficult diagnoses have decision-making power and, for… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Wise Words from Warm, Wonderful Women– Getting by with a Little Help from My Friends . . . Synchronistically

My Story – Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Scalp: Yet Another Cancer!

 Trying to keep VERY calm and love autumn. . . . Yes, it’s true. After my reprieve yesterday, when I received a benign mammography report by fax, today I got another one of those calls telling me I had cancer. This one's not so bad, though--nothing like the uterine cancer that's still inside of me.… Continue reading My Story – Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Scalp: Yet Another Cancer!

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Triple-Header Tuesday

This is a quick update on my story before I publish the more important post on uterine cancer risk factors--hope you ladies of a certain age will check back very soon. Today I had my triple-header medical appointments. Amazingly, I left the house about 11:00 AM and returned about 2:30 PM--all went without a hitch.… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Triple-Header Tuesday

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: How to Make a New Cancer Patient Feel a Bit Better

The Bottom Line, Upshot, or Whatever Directional Phrase You Like Well, I am thankful to say that I seem to have found a good doctor. I saw my new gynecologic oncologist yesterday afternoon in West Orange, NJ. Not surprisingly, when I arrived I found out that the MRI report from Tuesday night had not been… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: How to Make a New Cancer Patient Feel a Bit Better