My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Pap-Free at Last

Micrograph of a Pap stain. Update: As noted in the March 5, 2015 post, since my hysterectomy for uterine cancer (endometrial adenocarcinoma) on December 13, 2013,* I have had five Pap tests, all but one of which were normal. It was that pesky first test done last summer because of ongoing vaginal discharge, which I… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Pap-Free at Last

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: My First Encounter with a Radioactive “Pig”

  And So Irradiation Begins . . . Note: The blue-green highlighted terms in the text contain links to previous posts. Radiation Treatment #1--Check √ As discussed in the January 10, 2014 post about radiation therapy, my post-hysterectomy treatment plan includes three "fractions" of high-dose rate (HDR) vaginal radiation, or brachytherapy. The first treatment was yesterday, January 23. The… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: My First Encounter with a Radioactive “Pig”

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Looking Back & Forging Ahead to Radiation

 Glowing, Radiant Health RECAPPING MY STORY TO DATE AS I PREPARE TO START VAGINAL RADIATION THERAPY ONE WEEK FROM TODAY . . . Note: The blue-green highlighted terms in the text contain links to previous posts. Symptoms & Preliminary Diagnosis When I started this blog on November 9, 2013, it was with a warning for all… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Looking Back & Forging Ahead to Radiation

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: The Journey Begins

Less than one week ago, on November 4, 2013, I learned that I have uterine cancer. So what did I do? I started making appointments, updating medical records . . . and adjusting my thinking. I also went to Facebook as the most expedient way to update people and to start what amounts to a… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: The Journey Begins