I'll tell you a little more about myself. I am 50 years old and when I was diagnosed I was 48. I have a 23 year old daughter and have recently remarried.
My surgery was done in Winnipeg, Manitoba at Health Science Center. My surgeon's name was Jeremy Lipschitz. The chemo treatment that I am having now is being done at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital. I had complications after my surgery. An abscess at the incision site delayed the starting of my chemotherapy by two months. I am in the 13th round of chemo and have been very fortunate not to have pain or nausea. I did have a period of about 5 weeks after surgery that I was not able to eat and the smell of food was very revolting.
I would also like to say that when I was 5 years old I had a wilms tumor on my right kidney. I had the kidney removed and had cobalt treatment after the surgery (radiation). That procedure was done in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the St. Boniface hospital. Up to being diagnosed with this cancer, I had never had any reoccurence of cancer. The oncologist has told me that alot of child cancer survivors are now having cancers occur as a result of the radiation treatment as a child. Has any one heard of this before?
I am very glad I found this site. I look forward to having the opportunity to share with you all.