About a month ago, I had surgery to remove a uterine fibroid. A week after my surgery my gyno called to tell me it was endometrial adenocarcinoma - cancer. I felt totally blindsided. This cancer rarely affects anyone under 50 and I'm only 32. My doctor had not even discussed this possibility with me because it was so remote. 2 weeks later I had a hysterectomy and only one of my ovaries could be saved. Apparently diabetes, pcos, and not having children yet was the uterine cancer tri-fecta. So this is my question…I am currently 2 weeks post-op. Blood sugar is elevated bc 1. I had to stop metformin completely, 2. I have been exercise restricted for over a month now, and 3. This has been the most stressing experience of my life. My first of six chemo treatments starts next Friday. Has anyone been through chemo and can offer me advice or even just what to expect in relation to diabetes? My oncologist said I may or may not experience bs spikes bc of the steroids. Not helpful. Also looking for home remedies for lowering bs. Currently taking 2000 mg cinnamon daily. Anybody know of anything else? Btw, i have a fantastic support system. My sweet husband has taken off of work to take care of me this past month. My parents drive 3 hours to come to every appt and my baby sister spends 2 days a week in town with me and drives up for everything - even to sit with me to wait for a phone call! Sorry I just had to brag on them a little! But seriously I know my stress levels would be way higher without them. Anyway any advice is welcome. I was finally getting to the point where I felt the diabetes was under control and then I get slapped with this. Current meds: victoza 1.8 mg and glimepiride 2 mg twice a day.
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