Re: Newly diagnosed--seeking support and friendship--mother of young children
I am also a Mom of two young children, age 4 and 5, girl and boy. I have recently been diagnosed with Uterine Cancer, Stage 1C grade 2. I just had a complete hysterectomy Sept. 23rd, so am healing from that. Soon I will start radiation treatments at Hoag in Orange County. It's been very hard on the children though they are so very sweet. I went from being able to do everything with them to getting so tired and not being able to do much of anything with them right now. They can't get close to my stomach right now because it's healing and I can't lift them either. It's just hard when your kids are so young. I am hoping with radiation I will be okay. I have other tissue results that aren't in yet, for a possible other low grade cancer. It may be nothing, but Dr. isn't sure until results come back from Boston. I too can't believe cancer is in my body and that we are having to deal with it as a family. Just crazy. The kids were scared for me when I went to the hospital for the surgery. I sleep a lot, but try to do quiet actviities with them like reading books, talking about school, lots of hugs and I brush my daughter's hair while she talks to me. I do what I can to stay close and in touch with them both. I'm in Orange County, Ca. I used to live in Santa Monica and sometimes miss it. Thanks for your sharing.