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Long Term Side Effects?? ((curiousity))

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  • Posted By: Poetic Acid
  • November 18, 2007
  • 05:15 AM

When I was two years old my mother was giving me a bath and found a large lump on the back of my head. I was the type of kid who ALWAYS told my mom if I fell or anything. I guess I was simply that smart. :)

Anyway, after asking neighbors and friends of the family if they had seen me fall, she decided to take me to a doctor. One doctor turned into two doctors who soon turned into eight. Each doctor told my mom the same thing:

"She fell. It will go away in a few days."

or

"It's a fatty tumor. Don't worry about it."

My mom would not just let it go. (Thank God she didn't.) The nineth doctor agreed to operate and remove it (whatever IT was). He, like all of the other doctor's did not think it would be anything. Nothing showed in my blood work, MRIs, CAT scans, etc. It literally was like there was NOTHING wrong with me and the lump on my head was non-exsistent. When he operated, he did find something. A few days later I was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma. They said if they had not caught it, I may have lived another three to six months. They also said that I most likely would not survive anyway. I went through very long, agonizing chemotherapy treatments.

I woke up one day telling my mom that I had been with ****s and the animals in heaven and that he had told me I had to come back and be with my mom because it wasn't my time yet. I was three years old when I was able to leave the hospital. I'm now 17 years old, and I am completely cancer-free. Act of God? I don't know. I would like to think so. I know my mom does.

Now, however, I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). I've been told it is probably caused from the Chemotherapy from back then. I really don't know. I do know that I don't have the absolute option to have my own children when I get older. I would like to know if anyone knows of some other side effects I should think about. I don't want too many medical surprises when I get older. I want to be prepared.
Thank-you in advance!

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